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The Relic Master
- A Novel
- By: Christopher Buckley
- Narrated by: James Langton
- Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
The year is 1517. Dismas is a relic hunter: one who procures "authentic" religious relics for wealthy and influential clients. His two most important patrons are Frederick the Wise, elector of Saxony; and soon-to-be Cardinal Albrecht of Mainz. While Frederick is drawn to the recent writing of Martin Luther, Albrecht pursues the financial and political benefits of religion and seeks to buy a cardinalship through the selling of indulgences.
Fantastic -- and hilarious
- By Actor on 12-17-15
Intelligent and highly enjoyable
Funny, thoughtful, and offering a mostly credible picture of the time period. Very well done.
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