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Cathedral Audiobook

Cathedral

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Publisher's Summary

St. Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating, but everyone is in for a shock. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act: the seizure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own cynical, bloody plan.

The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly laid out killing zone inside the church. The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons, in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor, and betrayal.

©1981 Nelson Demille; (P)2009 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"A home-run thriller." (Chicago Tribune)

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    Joan Schwertner 04-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exciting but a little drawn out"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Liked the story line, characters


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Exciting plot, so real


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Shiela malogne


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    St. Patrick's attack


    Any additional comments?

    A little drawn out, but still exciting

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    Thomas J Kelty Marysville, OH United States 11-03-15
    Thomas J Kelty Marysville, OH United States 11-03-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Too long for the content"

    Too long. I have read/listened to almost all of Nelsons books and loved most. Found my self saying "get on with it numerous times"

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    Rob Dalton 10-14-14
    Rob Dalton 10-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow, what a disappointment."
    What would have made Cathedral better?

    I don't know nor care anything about the IRA, and having the whole book done in the native accents was nails on a chalk board for my ears.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

    YES


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    Gerald Willow Grove, PA, United States 04-21-11
    Gerald Willow Grove, PA, United States 04-21-11
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    "Almost excellent!"

    30 years ago, I would not have used the word "almost" in the review title. Nostalgia was a recurring theme throughout the novel, and I'm old enough to felt it as I listened to the 1981 novel. I liked it very much. If you can't remember when the Irish "troubles" were in the news, rather than what we read now, you may not like it. But it's a worthwhile read from a thoughtful author, and Scott Brick's accents are a bonus.

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    Book Lover 01-31-11
    Book Lover 01-31-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Way too much swearing"

    If you really like to hear the F-word over and over again then this book is perfect for you. I'm no prude but this book really went over board!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nanny Yetz Denver, Colorado 05-05-11
    Nanny Yetz Denver, Colorado 05-05-11 Member Since 2015
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    "pretty good book"

    Maybe Scott Brick needs to take a break. His voice has gotten progresively whiney over the past couple of years. It's hard to listen to. He used to be the best. I used to buy books just because Brick was the narrator, now I'm swinging a full 180 degrees, looking for books he isn't reading! I'm not sure I'll be able to choke down the other two parts of this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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