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4.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 4.54 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lloyd C. Douglas Narrator: Stuart Langton Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781455179503
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At the height of his popularity, Lloyd C. Douglas was receiving an average of one hundred letters a week from fans. One of those fans, a department store clerk in Ohio named Hazel McCann, wrote to Douglas asking what he thought had happened to Christ’s garments after the crucifixion. Douglas immediately began working on The Robe, sending each chapter to Hazel as he finished it. It is to her that Douglas dedicated this book.

A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ’s robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene’s robe—a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity. Set against the vividly drawn background of ancient Rome, this is a timeless story of adventure, faith, and romance, a tale of spiritual longing and ultimate redemption.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda Van Komen | 2/14/2014

    " I really enjoyed this religious classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroleann | 2/5/2014

    " One of my all time favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 1/29/2014

    " Awesome & amazing book about a Roman soldier that meets Jesus on Good Friday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 1/25/2014

    " It was a nice reminder about how I should be living. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janis Madsen | 1/24/2014

    " I enjoy historical fiction and thought this was very satisfying. The characters are interesting and the time period well developed. It is inspiring and gave me food for thought about living then and seeing the impact of Jesus Christ on Jerusalem and its inhabitants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/24/2014

    " I enjoyed this book - it was a somewhat unusual choice for me, but I liked it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis Flores | 1/23/2014

    " I LOVED this book. It's about a man who learns the truth about Jesus. There is a sweet love story intertwined, but the main part is the conversion of the young Roman who realizes there has to be more to life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheryl Thorell | 1/20/2014

    " THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OF A HARD READ, THE WORDING TAKES A LITTLE BIT TO GET USED TO. BUT I LOVED THIS STORY, FASCINATING TO ME ABOUT A TIME PERIOD THAT RELATES TO CHRIST WITHOUT REALLY PUSHING HIS TEACHINGS, IT REALLY MAKES YOU THINK OF ALL THE PEOPLE AND THEIR STORIES IN THAT TIME PERIOD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Bentz | 1/5/2014

    " very interesting perspective on a known event "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jana | 12/17/2013

    " This book is the best story of friendship and perserverence I have ever read. It strengthened my testimony while rejuvinating and entertaining me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Mckenna | 12/16/2013

    " One of my all time favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 9/27/2013

    " This is a story about the soldier who threw lots for Christ's robe and won. I really liked it. It made you really think about how it probably was during Christ's lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 9/17/2013

    " I was captivated by this book and couldn't stop thinking about it. I absolutely loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaclyn | 8/2/2013

    " One of my all time favorites- a classic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaile | 7/31/2013

    " Loved both movie and book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marni | 6/20/2013

    " A great book. Great character development. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wyyknot | 6/13/2013

    " The robe by Lloyd C. Douglas (1942) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlamaguet | 4/15/2013

    " This is one of the best books I've ever read. Story told from the viewpoint of the Roman soldier who won Christ's robe at the crucifixion. He wonders what manner of man Christ was and travels the places that Christ traveled and meets the people He knew to try and find out. Great, great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 3/7/2013

    " I loved learning about the life of Christ from the perspective of the Roman Tribune who was there for the crucifixion. It was very moving to watch his transformation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Honkanen | 1/22/2013

    " this one will make you think, feel. And See. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevan | 12/24/2012

    " Overall it was a good book. It started well, was a little slow in the middle, but ended well-- in fact, I thought the ending was very good. Now I have to watch the movie again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/12/2012

    " When Jesus was being crucified, the Roman soldiers cast lots for his robe. This book tells a fictional story of what may have happened with the robe and the soldier who won it. I thought is was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Toolson | 10/1/2012

    " A telling from the viewpoint of the man who won Christ's robe at the gambling. That subject alone was what made me read this. Great dialogue, makes you think. Yeah, its long, but its also a classic...for a reason. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Petersen | 8/11/2012

    " I started this book back in high school... never finished. I picked it back up last week: WOW!!! Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Layton | 2/24/2012

    " Wonderful story. It helped me to see the life of Jesus Christ in another light. Inspiring and educational. The author did a fantastic job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 11/11/2011

    " This book was very interesting. It got a little dry for me when they were explaining Jesus' miracles, but it was an interesting take on them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzi | 5/19/2011

    " great book to read around Easter. Loved visiting the Holy Land and walking where Jesus walked even though it was only in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/18/2011

    " One has to remember that this is a piece of fiction, but a wonderful book at providing insight as to what it may have been like to be living while Jesus Christ was alive...and in those years soon after he ascended back to heaven.

    Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/17/2011

    " Lloyd C. Douglas is one of my favorite authors. Lots to think about and a good feeling in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christi | 4/6/2011

    " Beautifully written! I love the language Douglas uses. I feel like I get to experience Marcellus' conversion throughout the story. The agony and joy becomes your own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/15/2011

    " This book is an old out of print one that my Mother recommended to me. It is a historical fiction about the Roman soldier who got Christ's robe. It was so beautiful and faith inspiring- I absolutely loved it and would say that everyone should get a chance to read this, especially around Easter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Icia | 3/14/2011

    " Picked this book up again after I started a few chapters several years ago. Despite my mother's recommendation (it being a historical fiction on Jesus), it's a wonderful read. Depicts a believable ancient Rome and Jewish lifestyle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 3/9/2011

    " Read this years ago, but a very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 2/14/2011

    " Excellent book and reminiscent of the Mark of the Lion series.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/4/2011

    " Incredibly well written story about a Roman soldier who acquired the robe at Christ's crucifixion and the effect of that experience on his life as he retraces Christ's steps. I loved it start to finish. This is one old friend on my shelf I will read and re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/1/2011

    " This book was very interesting and thought provoking for me. It is a little long and lots of characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 1/27/2011

    " I remember really liking this when I read it in college.
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About the Author
Author Lloyd C. Douglas

Lloyd Cassel Douglas (1877–1951) began his writing career in midlife after working for many years as a minister. He gained international fame with his novels Magnificent Obsession and The Robe. His other novels include Forgive Us Our Trespasses, Precious Jeopardy, and the sequel to The Robe, The Big Fisherman.

About the Narrator

Stuart Langton is an award-winning theater, film, and television actor. He has been an audiobook narrator for more than ten years. He lives in New York City.