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THE BOOK OF LOVE

by | Read by Linda Stephens

Fiction • 22 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

This sequel to THE EXPECTED ONE further explores the cult of Maryology, and the theory that Jesus Christ was married to and bore children with Mary Magdalene. Protagonist Maureen Pascal, one of their descendants, finds information suggesting a gospel written by Christ himself. This "Book of Love" points to the Holy Spirit being God's wife in heaven. Linda Stephens narrates in a hushed, breathy tone reminiscent of talking in church. Her portrayals of Maureen's friends, relatives, and antagonists from various countries include credible accents but little passion or conviction. One quickly tires of the author's endless repetition of clichéd phrases, as well as Stephens's delivery of them. In her self-narrated author's notes, McGowan swears it's all true. R.L.L. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9780743568906 $49.99 • Eighteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2009

CS ISBN 978-1-4407-1602-7 $113.75 • Eighteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781440716034 $123.75 • Eighteen CDs

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