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Giordano Bruno
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(3.8 based on 378 ratings)
  • 1

    Heresy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By S. J. Parris
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (130)

    Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic. In S. J. Parris's gripping novel, Bruno's pursuit of this rare knowledge brings him to London, where he is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation.

    Bonnie says: "I love Historical fiction"
    I love Historical fiction

    If you are a lover of historical fiction, and if you enjoy the narrations of John Lee (he is one my favorite narrators). The story line reminds me of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2010 by Bonnie (Bellmore, NY, United States)
  • 2

    Prophecy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By S. J. Parris
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (66)

    S. J. Parris returns with the next Giordano Bruno mystery, set inside Queen Elizabeth's palace and steeped in period atmospherics and the strange workings of the occult. It is the year of the Great Conjunction, when the two most powerful planets, Jupiter and Saturn, align - an astrological phenomenon that occurs once every thousand years and heralds the death of one age and the dawn of another. The streets of London are abuzz with predictions of horrific events to come, possibly even the death of Queen Elizabeth.

    E. Simond says: "Have listened twice, will again"
    Have listened twice, will again

    I love books centered around medieval royals especially from the Angevin to the Tudor periods. Surfing for more books after devouring all one credit b..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2012 by E. Simond (Pontiac, MI)
  • 3

    Sacrilege: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By S.J. Parris
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a prominent magistrate in Canterbury, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name.

    Craig says: "Even John Lee Can't Make This Story Entertaining"
    Even John Lee Can't Make This Story Entertaining

    A predictable tale of 16th Century murder masquerading as Umberto Eco's, "The Name of the Rose." A wise monk with unorthodox views is drawn into a mur..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2012 by Craig (Seattle, WA, United States)