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Conclave Audiobook

Conclave: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Annette M Long 11-25-16

    I love a good story and I love good facts. Books that combine math, physics, geology, history, archaeology and a story rocks. People too!

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    "Wow! Better than Don Brown."
    If you could sum up Conclave in three words, what would they be?

    Intrigue Inspiration Wow


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Conclave?

    The ending :)


    What about Roy McMillan’s performance did you like?

    His voice added depth, emotion and character development to the story. Also very wonderful on the ear.


    If you could take any character from Conclave out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The Pope


    Any additional comments?

    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 :)

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Fitzpatrick 12-06-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent book, spoilt by its ending."

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Lane New York 03-20-17
    Julie Lane New York 03-20-17 Member Since 2007

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    "What a twist"

    Some may find this slow at first, but I was fascinated.

    The twist at the end was well done. Highly recommend it.

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    Charles P. Oconnor Washington DC 03-19-17
    Charles P. Oconnor Washington DC 03-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A Papal page turner"

    A wonderful read. Keeps your attention and works the imagination full speed. Excellent plot and very well written book.

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    Michael Pile St. George, Barbados 03-11-17
    Michael Pile St. George, Barbados 03-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    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

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    Cgriffin 03-03-17
    Cgriffin 03-03-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Laborious but worth it"
    What did you love best about Conclave?

    Not a surprise ending but good twists


    What other book might you compare Conclave to and why?

    Reminded me of movie 12 Angry Men due to dynamics of change in a group


    What does Roy McMillan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He read it- I would have given up if I tried to read it myself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


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    Peter Moller Syracuse, NY, US 02-17-17
    Peter Moller Syracuse, NY, US 02-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A look inside the secret church"

    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.

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    Kolten 01-18-17
    Kolten 01-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Read, Highly Recommend!"

    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.

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    scott 01-13-17
    scott 01-13-17
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    "Surprisingly riveting"

    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.

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    V123 Washington, DC, USA 12-31-16
    V123 Washington, DC, USA 12-31-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Another great Robert Harris novel"

    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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