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Publisher's Summary

Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library, nurturing his obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral. But when Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester to digitize the library's manuscripts, Arthur's tranquility is broken. Appalled by the threat of modern technology, he sets out to thwart Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit - and a fellow Grail fanatic. Bethany soon joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda. Arthur and Bethany peel back layers of history, and when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany's search takes on grave importance, leading to discoveries about the Grail and each other.

©2017 Charlie Lovett (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Good, fun story

Loved the story. Brought me to England through a variety of time periods and into cathedrals, their parts, and their histories. Enjoyed the historical aspects.
The narrator was mostly very good except: he made the American woman sound like a 1940’s film noir reporter from Boston. Really not sure what that was about?! But if you could get over that, excellent and enjoyable listen.

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A Lot of Fun...But

What did you like best about The Lost Book of the Grail? What did you like least?

The story was fine...a little misogynistic (a promiscuous male character who preys on women, romantic leads with a major age difference), but my issue was with the narration. The narrator has a lovely English accent, until he attempts an American accent. The main female character sounds like a 1930's gangster. I've lived in the U.S. for a long time, and I've never heard nineteen pronounced "nine-een." I barely made it through the reading.

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Fun listen! American accent needs some help

This is a pretty fun book for a light listen- the characters and plot are sometimes a little derivative or formulaic but if you enjoy the genre of historical and literary intrigue you will like this book. My only real critique is the narrator’s American accent- it borders on almost sounding Irish in a few places. A little distracting but doesn’t take away overall from the plot or pacing of the story.

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An astonishing book, one that has everything!

THE LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL is among the best books I have ever read! It has everything — an intriguing mystery, wonderful language, a sweet romance, compelling characters and scintillating dialogue, humor both subtle and uproarious — and an ending you v will not forget! Oh, just READ IT!

Charles Armstrong’s narration was perfect — refined, evocative, and engaging, enhancing one’s enjoyment of this marvelous tale!

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Just awful narration

The story has no likeable characters-the main character being a pedantic, rude, bitter man who will fight about ANYTHING (and does) if god forbid you use a wrong word or dare ask a question. He’s outright nasty to his BOSS in the first page. But what drove my stomach into knots was the narrator’s use of ‘Chicago wise guy voice from 1930’s films’ that nasally, shouting tone- for the female lead. ‘Eeeeh bugsy eeeeh’ laughable overblown accent. I just couldn’t take it.

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Very Enjoyable

As others have mentioned, the narrator has a very bad American accent. However the overall story was highly enjoyable.

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A Bookish but interesting Mystery

This book entitled the last book of the grail was a fun listen. The narrative is understated yet it holds your interest, at least until mine. The ending was quite satisfying. The Reader did a fine job, except his female voices were a bit irritating, but at least the voices were consistent.

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A little slow, but relaxing.

Slow, plodding. Perfect for mindless listening on a long commute. Good to unwind to after a long day.

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History Meets Drama

I so enjoyed the highly developed characters and plot intertwined with remarkable history, architectural information and knowledge of the British Isles and the treasures held within.
Thank you Charlie Lovett for another great book.

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Loved this book! Nice romance and history.

I enjoyed both the characters and the narration.
This is the second Lovett book - great!

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  • 12-07-20

Marvellous.

As an archaeologist, a book lover with a passion for myth and an incurable romantic, this book ticks all the boxes for me.

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  • 04-10-17

Very enjoyable story

I enjoyed this story with its twists and turns. Likeable characters and some very funny parts. I look forward to other audiobooks by this author.

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  • 05-04-17

Chick Lit Grail Style

I'm sorry to say this book was a bit silly despite having the bones of a good story. The female American accent makes this book hard to like.

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