This book was even better than By Reason of Insanity. It moved quickly, kept me on the "edge of my seat," and kept me listening when I ought to have gotten out of the car or gone to sleep. Singer gives some insight into the ins and outs of the legal system, especially as he ties it to how the State Department sometimes works overtime to protect America's "allied nations" (in this case Saudi Arabia), as they try to hide their illegal activities against Americans. Can't wait to read more of his books.
This book was so enjoyable. Yes, it was a little slow getting started, and at first the names were a little difficult to keep straight, but once you get past the first few minutes the story just overwhelms you and it is almost impossible to stop listening to! If you have a huge project at work or a paper due at school don't start listening to this or you'll be in trouble with the other.
Obviously, it is the story of the robe Jesus wore during His passion and that the Roman soldiers cast lots over. It is a story of how various people came to know and make a decision about just who Jesus is. The writing is just superb and even though it is REALLY long you just don't want it to end. One of the best books I have ever downloaded and I've bought over 200 from audible.com alone!
If you have listened to the abridged version, whether you liked it or not, I urge you to listen to the complete version. There is definitely a reason why this book has earned so many awards. It is incredible, very suspenseful. You will find yourself driving around and around the block because you just don't want to stop listening. Dee has the ability to develop full characters, who question their faith -- asking those things we have all asked and yet rarely are willing to allow people to see or know about us. If you are not a person of faith, or find those of us who are challenging to understand, this book, while being extremely entertaining, will give you a glimpse. Plus, Dee just knows how to tell a great believable story. Having read all of her books -- I await each one and purchase it the minute it comes off the press -- I was thrilled to see it had been made into an audible book. The abridged version was extremely disappointing. I am purchasing this one; I know it will be worth listening to again and again.