Church of England

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 232 ratings

Glamorous Powers Publisher's Summary

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.
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  • Book 1

    Glittering Images audiobook cover art
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  • Book 2

    • Glamorous Powers

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Dermont Crowley
    • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heart & Soul

    • By Susianna on 03-31-09

    Regular price: $21.68

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Scandalous Risks

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the series

    • By JS on 08-31-16

    Regular price: $21.68

  • Book 5

    • Mystical Paths

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By Shirley on 08-20-09

    Regular price: $21.68

    • Mystical Paths

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Roe Kendall
    • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Best of Howatch

    • By S. Lev-Ami on 07-12-10

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 6

    • Absolute Truths

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical Writing

    • By Jeanette Finan on 10-08-11

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    • Absolute Truths

    • By: Susan Howatch
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute Truths

    • By Joachim on 10-04-07

    Regular price: $29.37