The Lazarus Vault Audiobook | Tom Harper | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Lazarus Vault | [Tom Harper]

The Lazarus Vault

Eight hundred years ago, one man wrote the legend that became the greatest quest in history.... Deep in the heart of London, the Monsalvat Bank is small, secretive, and fabulously wealthy, with roots going far back into the middle ages. When Ellie Stanton, an impoverished graduate student, is unexpectedly invited to join the firm, the privileged world they offer looks too good to turn down. But the bank is more than it seems. Soon Ellie realises that her life belongs to her employers - and they're watching her every move.
Regular Price:$24.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Eight hundred years ago, one man wrote the legend that became the greatest quest in history....

Deep in the heart of London, the Monsalvat Bank is small, secretive, and fabulously wealthy, with roots going far back into the middle ages. When Ellie Stanton, an impoverished graduate student, is unexpectedly invited to join the firm, the privileged world they offer looks too good to turn down.

But the bank is more than it seems. Soon Ellie realises that her life belongs to her employers - and they're watching her every move. For buried in their medieval vaults lies a closely guarded treasure of immeasurable power - one inextricably bound up with Ellie's extraordinary history.

Now Ellie is in a race against time, hunted by the bank and pursued by her past. Her only hope of escape is to unearth the secret hidden in the vault. But getting in is only the beginning....

©2010 Tom Harper (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Like Dan Brown, Tom Harper knows how to ratchet up the tension." (Choice magazine)

"Simply magical...an excellent story with a fantastic ending." (EuroCrime)

"The medieval parts of the tale fly off the page, with drama, insight and danger." (Peterborough Evening Telegraph)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (16 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.6 (12 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.1 (12 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-27-13
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    370
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    160
    128
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    78
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not sure where they were going with this.."
    What did you like best about The Lazarus Vault? What did you like least?

    Historical view of Europe in the 11th century was fascinating. Geographical references were spot on.

    The modern plot meandered, and didn't tie up lose ends as most would prefer.


    What was most disappointing about Tom Harper’s story?

    Plot


    Which character – as performed by Francis Greenslade – was your favorite?

    11th century Chretien.


    Could you see The Lazarus Vault being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    it stumbles along. Not bad, not great. Alot of filler. Not sure about future works from this author. You might like it, but buyer beware.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results
Sort by:
  • Hilary
    Shoreham by sea, United Kingdom
    4/22/13
    Overall
    "An excellent story that crosses the centuries"

    I don't normally get on with stories where two plot threads are run parallel, across different centuries, but The Lazarus Vault has managed to hold my attention to such an extent that I have listened to it for hours at a time. I would advise anyone buying this book to try and listen for long periods, if they can, rather than dipping in and out. That way, the story and the atmosphere really catch the listener and draw him/her in and the characters come to life.



    Francis Greenslade did a competent job of reading the book, but I have to admit that his accent and the nasal quality of his voice did grate on me at times, though never enough to make me stop listening.



    In this story you have two relics, attributed with special powers - are they the holy grail and the spear that pierced Christ's side at the crucifixion or just items that have garnered that reputation over the centuries? Does it really matter, as surely they are as magical or holy as people believe them to be? Certainly, countless lives are lost, over the centuries, as rival factions try to acquire them, more often by foul means than fair. As with all such stories, it is necessary,at times, to suspend one's critical faculties and to just go with the flow, but the tales of Ellie in the 21st century and Cretienne, in the 12th century, both of whose lives are irrevocably changed by their connection to these antiquities, run harmoniously parallel. I heartily recommend this audio book to you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.