A terrifying secret. A shocking discovery has been made deep within Rome's ancient catacombs. One that the Vatican is determined must never be made public - for the sake of all mankind. A deadly conspiracy. But there are others who want to keep the truth hidden for far more sinister reasons, others who believe that not only are the church and the faith of a billion at threat, but life as we know it is about to be destroyed - forever. And only one woman - a young Italian nun - can save us.... The nightmare is about to begin.
©2011 Glenn Cooper (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Terrible narrator. She ruined the book for me. There are no pauses between switching to another story line, which can be very confusing. She consistently mispronounces words such as “corps” being pronounced “corpse” and “levies” pronounced as “levis” (the jeans). Apparently no one proof-listened to this before it was released.
While the accent was appropos and the voices were good, Maria Elena Infantino should have been coached on pronunciation and awkward sentence timing. Audio editing?!?!
Having just finished "The Tenth Chamber", I liked the common themes and cross-story references--interesting but in no way necessary to understanding or appreciating the story.
The narrator mispronounced so many word it was almost funny.
plot was interesting.
I don't care. Anyone would have been better.
It feels more like an historic account than a fiction novel. I found it very interesting and eerie. Fun, too!
Unlike other reviewers, I have no problem with the narrator! I believe she must be Italian, which lends a feeling of authenticity to the story, since it takes place in Rome! She certainly has European-accented English, and a couple of extremely minor characters had voices that made me smile a bit, but don't let the bad reviews deter you if you think you can handle something other than Americanized-English. Just listen to the preview.
I pretty much have!
Glen Cooper has become a favorite. Try The Tenth Chamber! Loved it!
I don't think so
There are changes of action in the book (one senario to another) and the narrator never took a pause to indicate the change. It became very conveluted at times.
Let me begin by saying that I was tempted to discard the book, the narrator was so terrible., She had too many falsetto male voices and it is very hard to listen to the book. The story line was good, in fact very good, but you are constantly distracted by the readers lack of knowledge of the English language. Her stops and starts in the wrong places suggest that English is definitely NOT her first language and takes a good deal of enjoyment from the flow of the story line.
Unlike others, I thought that the Maria Elena Infantino's non-native pronunciations and glitches in emphasis were charming and lent authenticity to a story that takes place across time and cultures. Since so much of the story is set in Italy, her genuine Italian accent was just perfect and kept me focused in time and place. It felt like true story-telling. I look forward to finding more by Ms. Infantino.
craving adventure and mayhem
The worst book I have ever had to suffer through. More mispronounced words than I can count. No acting, no punctuation. I can't even comment on the story because the narrator was so terrible. Save your money
I am just loving these Glenn Cooper books! This one the narrator was a little off. Emphasizing a lot of the wrong words. Might be ESL as she had excellent European accents. Overall though, definitely recommend.
The narrator, her peculiar pronouncing of words and bizarre phrasing took away greatly from an otherwise fantastic story! I will read it but not listen to it again!
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