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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe if they had used a different narrator - she completely ruined it for me! Obviously not a native English speaker, she constantly mispronounced words and used the wrong inflection during sentences. Her "different voices" all were the same so it was hard to tell who was speaking. Awful!!
Absolutely not - I'll be sure to check to see who the narrator is before I buy my next book from Audible!
The book wasn't horrible, just not great. Unfortunately the narrator made me really hate it.
No, she often mispronounces words in a very off putting way, sometimes even effecting comprehension of the story. He accents often sound robotic.
I have listened to other Glenn Cooper books and enjoyed them, but Ms. Infantino's narration of this book is just terrible. She simply has no idea about the rhythm of reading in English and reads in one breath sentences from 2 different paragraphs which entail a change in scene and characters, making it all very confusing.
The narrator is obviously not American as many words are mispronounced. The story is OK., but not up to the quality of his other books.
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