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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: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9780743562287
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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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Master_li | 2/18/2014

    " I love how a historical intrigue is turned into a subject of a book. The author narrates the story both from the past and the present. The climax was an exciting part where history meets the present and the present explains the history. A fun read for those whose interests lies in the unexplainable events in past and a contemporary author's attempt to explain it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffanie | 2/6/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqueline | 2/1/2014

    " Not bad. Not as good as his other books but still entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juan Nieto Cano | 1/18/2014

    " Muy bueno el mensaje que nos manda con este libro aunque un poco flojo "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 12/16/2013

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

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

    " Growing up in New Mexico, I was intrigued by the book's premise and location and thought it would be right up my alley. What I didn't expect was that it would be more DaVinci Code-esque. Now, mind you, I enjoyed the DaVinci Code, but this book seemed like a knock-off. The story is about a legend of the appearances of a "Lady in Blue" who appeared to Native Americans in New Mexico in the 1600's and told them to be baptized. It also centers around a nun who can supposedly bilocate or, in other words, be in two places at once. The book dragged a bit and then picked up a bit towards the end and then I was let down at the end. It was disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/13/2013

    " If I could I might give this book 2.5 stars... maybe it deserves 3... but I just finished it, and I feel very unsure. I was very underwhelmed with the ending. I felt while the book was written well and in an interesting way (the book jumped through time and focused on different characters at different points to keep the reader from knowing too much at one time), parts of the stories were not completed and the ending was very underwhelming. I guess I just kept waiting for the big surprise that would tie all of the parts together, and it just wasn't there. However, it was interesting enough to keep me reading until the end. Slightly disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 12/8/2013

    " Difficult to follow at times as it moved over serval time periods. Definitely not a gripping read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 6/30/2013

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christina Aguilar | 4/30/2013

    " 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) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 4/27/2013

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jo | 3/10/2013

    " Terrible. Ridiculous. Terribly ridiculous. Ridiculously terrible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/30/2012

    " Javier Sierra is one of my favorite authors and I think "The Lady in Blue" is his best book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angelina | 1/8/2012

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 10/7/2011

    " 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 Mirna hernandez | 9/3/2011

    " creo ue estuvo un poco aburrido, no entendi mucho "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 8/12/2011

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob | 5/31/2011

    " This is a book that explores Catholic mysticism, but it is so of base and poorly plotted I wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy T | 4/14/2011

    " I had a hard time staying focus and at times I was confused. I thought this book was okay, but I won't recommend this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 meghan | 2/22/2011

    " 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. "

  • 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.