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  • The Name of the Rose

  • By: Umberto Eco, William Weaver - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning

  • By Ryan on 02-14-14

Better read than listened to...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-16

This was a very interesting and fun murder mystery, very much in the style of Sherlock Holmes novels. The medieval Catholic philosophy and theology is fascinating and detailed, but it can be hard to focus on some of the diatribes when one is listening to it rather than reading it. The story doesn't really become compelling until day three, so stick with it until then.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful