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The Shroud Key Audiobook

The Shroud Key: A Chase Baker Thriller Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Chase Baker is a true Renaissance Man. He's also a man who knows how to find trouble. A part-time resident of Florence, Italy, his resume reads like a modern day Da Vinci or Casanova. Writer, private investigator, tour guide, historian, treasure hunter, adventurer, and even archaeological sandhog, Chase is also a prolific lover. Unfortunately for him, his dangerous liaisons all too often make him the target of a jealous husband.

Now, at the direct request of the Florence police, he finds himself on the trail of an archaeologist by the name of Dr. Andre Manion who's gone missing from his teaching post at the American University. But having worked for the archaeologist several years ago as a sandhog on a secret but failed dig just outside the Great Pyramids in the Giza Plateau, Chase smells a renewed opportunity to uncover what just might be the most prized archaeological treasure in the world: The mortal remains of Jesus. But how will Chase Baker go about solving the mystery of finding both the archaeologist and the Jesus Remains?

With the help of Manion's beautiful ex-wife, Chase will manage to secure an up-close and personal examination of the Shroud of Turin, not only to view the famous image of the crucified Christ, but to unlock the relic's greatest secret, which is none other than a map, or a key, detailing the precise location of Jesus's body.

A romantic, action-packed, and thrilling mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Vincent Zandri.

©2014 Vincent Zandri (P)2016 Vincent Zandri

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    Amazon Customer 10-18-16 Member Since 2016

    I am 71 year's old I listen to a lot of mysteries I like cute ones I really like the cozy mysteries I like Christmas mysteries and horror

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    "I was really engrossing in the story right from "

    the beginning to the end great book long but Great I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review via audio book. com

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nomi 10-12-16
    Nomi 10-12-16 Member Since 2016

    I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.

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    "Hooked me from the start"

    Interesting and captivating story, this one hooked me right away. I'm not one for anything religious but the story was intriguing enough to interest me. A fun enjoyable mystery/adventure. Reminded me a lot of Dan Brown's books.

    The narrator gave a great performance.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Patterson 10-07-16
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    "Twists and turns keep you riveted!"
    What did you love best about The Shroud Key?

    I had never heard of the concept of Jesus' bones left on Earth.


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

    Just as you thought they got away from the bad guys they were caught again.


    Have you listened to any of Andrew B. Wehrlen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but his diction and cadence kept you spellbound.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    When he was in the cemetery during the thunderstorm you felt the spiritual overshadowing of God.


    Any additional comments?

    "I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bookaholic Ohio, USA 11-30-16
    Bookaholic Ohio, USA 11-30-16 Member Since 2007
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    "A holy treasure hunt."

    I received a free audiobook version of "The Shroud Key" in exchange for an honest review.

    Chase Baker is a best-selling author, treasure hunter, and sometime tour guide. He is hired to find a missing archeologist who was on the trail of the physical remains of Jesus Christ. He's accompanied by Anya, the archeologist's gorgeous ex-wife.

    While finding the archeologist is the primary goal, Chase is not adverse to picking up the bones of Jesus along the way. The working theory is that the holy remains are moved periodically, and that the current location is encoded on the Shroud of Turin. Just suspend disbelief and go with it. The hunt is on!

    Some of the dialog is just silly--like Chase's conversations with his dog and his constant wisecracks. However, the narrator does a decent job with all the different accents and conveys feminine voices without employing the annoying falsettos that some male readers use.

    It's a fun listen with a great ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany 11-09-16
    Tiffany 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Better than average"
    Would you listen to The Shroud Key again? Why?

    Maybe


    Any additional comments?

    This book is really a 3.5. For the most part, I like the book. I probably would have liked the book more if I liked the protagonist more. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robb 11-08-16
    Robb 11-08-16
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    "Chase Baker shines in this first volume"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The one thing that comes readily to mind is the narration. The narrator sometimes moves too fast for the story and it begins to detract from the experience after a time.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The story itself was good. It had a very DaVinci Code-esque feel to it all, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Imagine Tony Stark as the main character in the DaVinci Code and you've got it pretty much nailed: Fast paced action coupled with appropriate doses of wit and humor.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen?

    I definitely would. He is a narrator that knows how to manipulate pace, timing, and intonation not only to control the flow of the story, but also to use it to contrast serious moments from lighthearted ones. This ability shines in the book, and helps make the experience all the better.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I think I would go see it. I think that there is a definite sense of fun and humor injected into this book by the author, and I think that it would translate well on-screen.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest, unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lori 11-05-16
    Lori 11-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining and Enjoyable"
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    3.5 stars
    Entertaining, enjoyable and interesting story. Definitely reminiscent of Dan Brown's stories but with more humor. Plenty of suspense, adventure and mystery with numerous twists &turns to keep the story moving forward.

    Interesting concept using the Shroud to find clues to the mystery. The pursuit to find Jesus's body. There are some that will risk everything to find Jesus's mortal remains, while other's will stop at nothing in order to prevent them.

    Really liked Chase's character. His sarcasm, humor and cockiness. He was just an all around fun character.

    Andrew B. Wherlen does another really good job with the narration as usual. Great voice, easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a smooth even pace. Great delivery of the humor and sarcasm. Really good character voices, even the female characters. He's fast becoming one of my favorite narrators. Very enjoyable

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jean doe 10-22-16
    jean doe 10-22-16
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    "Private Investigator....."
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    Private Investigator, Treasure Hunter, Adventurer..

    This is an action pact fast pace read with a few killings and a lot of shooting.

    Chase, the main lead, is an arrogant womanizer who likes to travel.

    Overall, the story was ok, if anything it had too much going on for me.


    Andrew B. Wehrlen did well with the narration.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ancient soul Arkansas 10-21-16
    Ancient soul Arkansas 10-21-16 Member Since 2015

    Lawles

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    "Just couldn't get into it."

    I was given this book at no charge in exchange for listening and providing an unbiased opinion of it.
    I tried to like the book more, but it reminded me of bits and pieces of other books I have already purchased and read or listened to.
    I'm not saying it was a bad book, I'm just saying it never became a book I had to get back to, it, in a cliche, "Never grabbed me." I found it difficult to follow because of this. I knew I was obligated to finish it, but it was a struggle.
    Maybe you will like it better. That's why we have different authors and genres to choose from.
    Thank you for the opportunity to try a new author.

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    Amazon Customer 10-12-16 Member Since 2015

    I listen all the time

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    "predictable story"

    I received this book free from ebalst, and this is my unbiased opion. It is an ok story. the plot is Indiana Jones meets Dan Brown. The diolog is painfully predictable, full of cliches you know what the characters are going to say before the narrator speaks.

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