The best-selling author of Enigma and Fatherland turns to today's Vatican in a ripped-from-the-headlines novel and gives us his most ambitious, pause-resisting thriller yet - where the power of God is nearly equaled by the ambition of men.
The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.
©2016 Robert Harris (P)2016 Random House Audio
I love a good story and I love good facts. Books that combine math, physics, geology, history, archaeology and a story rocks. People too!
Intrigue Inspiration Wow
The ending :)
His voice added depth, emotion and character development to the story. Also very wonderful on the ear.
What a great read/listen. I was hooked from the very start. I read and listen to a lot and this is one of the best. How wonderful that I have a new author to get to know by serial reading :)
Excellent story, excellent narrator. The story had a excellent flow and wonderful balance of real details and literary drama. Unfortunately I felt it had one plot twist too many. I found the ending unbelievable.
A wonderful read. Keeps your attention and works the imagination full speed. Excellent plot and very well written book.
Excellent. I read a review that someone couldn't put it down and I couldn't imagine how a book on conclave could be unputdownable but I could NOT put it down. The twist at the end was brilliant causing me to write my first review ever
Not a surprise ending but good twists
Reminded me of movie 12 Angry Men due to dynamics of change in a group
He read it- I would have given up if I tried to read it myself.
A fine performance brings this unlikely potboiler alive. You are there for a rare look into the workings of the catholic Vatican. Politics and intrigue at a devine level.
This book is brilliant, as are all novels written by the highly-talented Robert Harris. "Conclave" possesses an excellent story, accurate/realistic narration, and a gripping theme. The reader is able to identify with the main character - Progressing through the story and following the timeline of the election of one of the most powerful leaders in the world.
For someone who does not have religious tendencies, I was very impressed with this title - And look forward to Harris's next creation.
The examination of the machinations at a future papal conclave was fascinating. If one likes Harris' novels forays into the intrigues of the ancient Roman Senate, one will enjoy this novel too. The narrator was first rate.
Well plotted, great word pictures, quick, educational read. Unlike most novels, this author knows how to write good endings. Reader was good, but alas, not John Lee.
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