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2.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 52.71 out of 5 2.71 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Olson Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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When Matthew Spear, a young curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, meets the lovely Ana Kessler, an art dealer who has inherited an impressive group of pieces, he discovers a prize: the collection includes the Holy Mother of Katarini, a sacred icon long thought destroyed. But while Matthew recognizes the Icon's value as a work of art, he also discovers that it may carry a far greater significance.

Soon Matthew discovers that he has a strange and more personal connection to the Icon, one that thrusts him into a Byzantine web of death and deception. All involved believe the Icon to be a source of fantastic and inexplicable power, and all were somehow connected to the events that transpired during World War II. As he experiences the peculiar resonance of the Icon, Matthew begins to see that the only way out of his entanglement is to discover what really happened in the past. Before he walks into the harrowing situation that will decide who lives and who dies, Matthew will be forced to re-examine virtually every aspect of his life: the loyalties within his family, his feelings for Ana, and even the question of his own faith.

In a stunning debut that spans more than half a century and two continents, The Icon asks us to reach into the very heart of all our questions about faith, power, and love.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ctkgaking | 1/3/2014

    " I really like a book that I don't figure out the ending early on and this fit my criteria. Hope Neil continues to write. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gosia | 12/18/2013

    " only God ... I mean Mary of Ekaterini... knows how hard it was to read that book. there was no hard words, but it's hard to understand the sentences, author uses style which is just not easy to read. plus, he's mixing events, he's just complicating things. which is not helping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lawrence | 11/22/2013

    " Another "brain candy" book. Not too deep, not unforgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K | 5/8/2013

    " good popcorn. interesting history re icons, Greece, war years and current politics sans mention of current economic meltdown. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzie Quint | 2/24/2013

    " The characters in this were engaging but it was the icon itself that I found most interesting. As a reader, I wanted to believe in its mystical properties, but the author lets the hints dangle through most of the book, giving the reader the opportunity to believe or not. An interesting read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace | 12/30/2012

    " I tried to read this book when I was distracted by other things happening in my life. It's not the type of book that you can put down for a week and then try to get back into. I finally gave up on it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseabrantes Abrantes | 3/31/2012

    " I loved this book - great story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tate | 3/27/2012

    " This was readable but ultimately rather boring and trite. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jesse | 9/26/2011

    " not enough action, too confusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 9/22/2011

    " A grim, dark, foreboding tale written in a very tedious style. Pretty good story about the pursuit of an elusive painting of Mary The Mother from 1944 to present. In the beginning the task of reading this book seemed so daunting that I didn't think that I would finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ctkgaking | 5/17/2011

    " I really like a book that I don't figure out the ending early on and this fit my criteria. Hope Neil continues to write. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 6/1/2010

    " A grim, dark, foreboding tale written in a very tedious style. Pretty good story about the pursuit of an elusive painting of Mary The Mother from 1944 to present. In the beginning the task of reading this book seemed so daunting that I didn't think that I would finish it.
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gosia | 5/7/2010

    " only God ... I mean Mary of Ekaterini... knows how hard it was to read that book. there was no hard words, but it's hard to understand the sentences, author uses style which is just not easy to read. plus, he's mixing events, he's just complicating things. which is not helping. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim | 8/20/2009

    " I have never started and quit a book as many times as this one. For some reason, I think the concept would interest me, however, I get about 4 chapters in and quit.

    SOMEONE GIVE ME A REASON TO FINISH THIS BOOK before the church yard sale in October!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseabrantes | 2/1/2009

    " I loved this book - great story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace | 8/10/2008

    " I tried to read this book when I was distracted by other things happening in my life. It's not the type of book that you can put down for a week and then try to get back into. I finally gave up on it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jesse | 6/23/2007

    " not enough action, too confusing. "

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