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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (459 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Javier Sierra Narrator: Boyd Gaines Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9780743562713
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An elaborately woven novel of intrigue about one of America’s most curious and enduring legends—the enigma of the Lady in Blue

In Los Angeles, Jennifer Narody has been having a series of disturbing dreams involving eerie images of a lady dressed in blue. What she doesn’t know is that this same spirit appeared to leaders of the Jumano Native American tribe in New Mexico 362 years earlier and was linked to a Spanish nun with powers of “bilocation,” the ability to be in two places simultaneously. Meanwhile, young journalist Carlos Albert is driven by a blinding snowstorm to the little Spanish town of Ágreda, where he stumbles upon a nearly forgotten seventeenth-century convent founded by this same legendary woman. Intrigued by her rumored powers, he delves into finding out more. These threads, linked by an apparent suicide, eventually lead Carlos to Cardinal Baldi, to an American spy, and ultimately to Los Angeles, where Jennifer Narody unwittingly holds the key to the mystery that the Catholic Church, the US Defense Department, and the journalist are each determined to decipher—the Lady in Blue.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Lady in Blue is the haunting and evocative tale of the triumph of modern spirit and science over a 400-year-old conspiracy. Javier Sierra’s groundbreaking historical research opens our eyes to a world we thought we knew, and revisits, in a surprising way, the devastating clash between Catholic Europe and the far more ancient world of the American Southwest.” 

    Katherine Neville, New York Times bestselling author

  • “An intriguing paranormal puzzler…Sierra’s heady tale about a true flying nun should entertain Christian paranormal buffs.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “At once a paranormal thriller and an exploration of an enduring religious enigma, the novel is intellectually engaging and elegantly written. Fans of Sierra’s previous novel should definitely read this one.” 

    Booklist

  • “Sierra makes it all entertaining, intermixing history, churchly intrigue, folklore, spycraft, musicology and conspiracy journalism to amusing, if not always plausible, effect-and all of it moving toward a surprising conclusion.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsie | 2/20/2014

    " Usually I love these sort of historical mysteries, but this one was difficult to follow with less than engaging characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shaddi | 2/19/2014

    " I barely made it through this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/2/2014

    " There are a lot of twist and turns within this book. It is a great study on how one thing can effect many. The ending seemed rushed, almost not thought out well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Heath-Caldwell | 1/29/2014

    " History and fiction combined. Very interesting concepts but completely nutty with religion "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 1/26/2014

    " I very much enjoyed the history and subject matter. The writing, itself, was mediocre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Thelander | 1/11/2014

    " I did enjoy this book with its historical and scientific playing about with old legends of a Spanish nun "bilocating" - appearing in the Americas to preach to the natives before the arrival of any missionaries. One gets a sense of the religious order rivalries at work in the Spanish Royal Court that may have led to the concoction of such stories to fiddle the conversion stats in favour of Franciscans over Benedictines etc. Or maybe it was real? An entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 1/10/2014

    " I enjoyed this book right up until the last chapter when the author took the easy way out and created an absurd solution to the mystery. Rats. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Waggoner | 12/23/2013

    " Javier Sierra out did himself with The Lady in Blue. The purpose for writing the book alone was thrilling let alone the writing style. I enjoyed every part of this book and highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffanie | 12/18/2013

    " This book was just OK. It probably won't stay in my collection. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angelina | 12/15/2013

    " This story had potential but it seemed like the author wasn't sure where to go with the story. I honestly got a little bored sometimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndee | 12/11/2013

    " Another historical/religious/mystery/thriller by Sierra. Very well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 VillaPark Public Library | 12/10/2013

    " We just met for book discussion and the general consensus was that we had a struggle to finish it. It was interesting with all of the history combined with the present day situations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 11/24/2013

    " Dan Brown meets Paulo Coehlo. Not bad. Abrupt ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/15/2013

    " Time travel, conspiracy theories, the bureaucracy of the Roman Catholic Church, angels, miracles, romance (no, wait, no romance...), this novel has it all. Sub-plots occuring on multiple continents, in different centuries, provide an interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Benvin | 3/16/2013

    " Excellent book, tho it took me a while to get into the style of writing. As everyone else has mentioned, it might have been the translation. I'm fascinated by the esoteric side of Christianity and will be doing more research on these types of 'angels' as well as the Lady in Blue. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 meghan | 12/25/2012

    " It was too similar to Angels and Deamons and there were aspects of the book that were not correct (Native American history, culture, etc.), so I just couldn't believe it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 11/2/2012

    " I liked the format of chapters that alternated time and point of view. I thought the format did an excellent job of building the story towards what I had hoped would be an intriguing ending. Instead the ending was disappointing in its attempt to be clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paloma Peña | 10/15/2012

    " Misterio novelado muy interesante. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lbd | 4/30/2012

    " Not as good as his Last Supper, but interesting in the historical events. The climax came rather suddenly and then it was over. Felt like he might have been rushed to get it to the publisher. Too bad, cuz it had potential. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/6/2011

    " A mystery-suspense that deals with angels, apparitions, and intrigue in the Catholic Church. Not an easy read, but for me worth it in the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 7/18/2011

    " I wasn't particularly fond of this book. Someone else may be interested in the saints etc. of the Catholic Church. It jumped back and forth to 1300's to present day. I got lost a couple of times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/18/2011

    " Mistérios do passado e do presente, lendas ou realidade, o caminho para a verdade é emocionante! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 8/29/2010

    " Four stories meld together to create one story. I like the premise of the book, but it's just not written very well(translation problems?). I think McGowan's and Brown's and Berry's books with the religious mysteries are more entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsie | 8/16/2010

    " Usually I love these sort of historical mysteries, but this one was difficult to follow with less than engaging characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 8/3/2010

    " Well done! A nice translation too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skbpen | 7/13/2010

    " Javier Sierra out did himself with The Lady in Blue. The purpose for writing the book alone was thrilling let alone the writing style. I enjoyed every part of this book and highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndee | 7/2/2010

    " Another historical/religious/mystery/thriller by Sierra. Very well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/3/2010

    " Took awhile to get in to but enjoyed it. Listen to the authors' notes at the very end that discusses how the book came to be written. Interesting in that the story is based on "reported" events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renee | 2/18/2010

    " I have an advanced reading copy. Excellent writing but the davinci-code-like story sucks...mostly because it is about the Catholic apropriation of sacred Indigenous myths. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina | 1/3/2010

    " stay away from this book. it's the lamest thing i ever read. literary technique is horrible. writing style is just so blah. (no offense to the author) "

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About the Author
Author Javier Sierra

Javier Sierra is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Secret Supper and Lady in Blue. He is extremely well known in his native Spain and has contributed frequently to both radio and television broadcasts. A native of Teruel, Spain, Sierra currently lives in Madrid.

About the Narrator

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time. He has won six AudioFile Earphones Awards.