Church of England
Books in series8
UNABRIDGED
(4.0 based on 215 ratings)
  • 1
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  • 2
    Glamorous Powers | Susan Howatch

    Glamorous Powers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Dermont Crowley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (44)

    In 1940, Jon Darrow, a man who has played many parts, returns to the world he once renounced. But faced with many unforeseen temptations, he fails to control his psychic powers. Corruption lies in wait for him, threatening his future as a priest.

    Heart & Soul

    As a fan of Howatch's Starbridge series, I knew what to expect from this wonderful book and it did not disappoint! The highest compliment I can give t..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 31 2009 by Susianna (Wisconsin)
  • 3
    Not Available on Audible.com Why not?

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  • 4
    Scandalous Risks | Susan Howatch

    Scandalous Risks

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    In 1963, when traditional values are under attack, Venetia, a young woman, becomes involved with the Dean of Starbridge Cathedral. But as a married man, he has nothing to offer her, and Venetia finds herself trapped in a web of love and lies.

    Love the series

    Love the series

    Reviewed on August 31 2016 by JS (Colorado, United States)
  • 5
    Mystical Paths | Susan Howatch

    Mystical Paths

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Glen McCready
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    In 1968, 26-year-old Nick Darrow, younger son of the psychic priest Jon Darrow, begins to realize that his life is a mess. To all appearances he is a sober-living young man, but in fact he is indulging in the sexual experimentation of his age and is in revolt against Church teaching.

    Highly recommended

    I consider this the best of the series. Susan Howatch's saga of Starbridge encompasses the state of the Anglican Church over a period of years and at ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2009 by Shirley (DurbanSouth Africa)
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    Mystical Paths | Susan Howatch

    Mystical Paths

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Roe Kendall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Nicholas Darrow, a strong-willed and independent young man, has grown up under the shadow of the Church of England and the loving but watchful eye of his father, an Anglican priest. Like his father, he too has both a gift and a burden in the form of psychic abilities. Although his father warns him to nurture his special powers with care, Nicholas can see no harm in the occasional dazzling "psychic flourish" - until one results in a friend's attempted suicide.

    Not the Best of Howatch

    Story: In my opinion, this is the weakest of the "Church of England" books, because of the large paranormal element, and the somewhat unbelievable plo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 12 2010 by S. Lev-Ami (JERUSALEM Israel)
  • 6
    Absolute Truths | Susan Howatch

    Absolute Truths

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Charles Ashworth, the bishop of Starbridge, is a man of great accomplishment, confidence, and conviction, with a reputation as a no-nonsense bishop - until his beloved wife dies. Bereavement overwhelming his spiritual equilibrium, his strict morality is quickly revealed to him to be nothing more than a facade. Spiralling downwards, Ashworth knows he must find his way out of the maze of his own psyche. In doing so, he must face the absolute truths - both good and bad - of his past that may be the only keys to his future.

    Magical Writing

    This is my first attempt in my current plan to listen to all of these books that I can find in audio format this year. I have, for no logical reason ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2011 by Jeanette Finan (Little Rock, Arkansas)
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    Absolute Truths | Susan Howatch

    Absolute Truths

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Charles Ashworth is privileged, pampered, and pleased with himself. But when a catastrophe tears his life apart, his guilt drives him into the immoral and disordered life the Bishop of Starbridge has condemned so violently in others.

    Absolute Truths

    This is a fantastic book and well read by Stephen Thorne. Listeners should be advised that this book is the last installment of the "Church of Englan..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 04 2007 by Joachim (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)