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Holy Blood, Holy Grail

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Simon Prebble

9 Hours 37 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

February 2006

Audio Book Summary

Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete?

• Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross?
• Is it possible Jesus was married, a father, and that his bloodline still exists?
• Is it possible that parchments found in the South of France a century ago reveal one of the best-kept secrets of Christendom?
• Is it possible that these parchments contain the very heart of the mystery of the Holy Grail?

According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things possible — they are probably true! so revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

'Enough to seriously challenge many traditional Christian beliefs, if not alter them.'
— Los Angeles Times Book Review

'Like Chariots of the Gods?...the plot has all the elements of an international thriller.'
— Newsweek

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  • Franklin Malpass

    As a history nut, the names/dates were very interesting. It is very interesting some of the conclusions they have drawn.

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  • Kate

    I found this very interesting and now want to verify some of the information put forward. This is definitely not a novel but more of a historical overview to support the authors hypothesis.

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  • Michael Scott

    I agree with some of the other comments. Due the the number of names / dates, perhaps READING this material would be beneficial... plus a HUGE chart relating all the names/dates. Interesting topic, but listens like a BBC special (which I gather this is actually from).

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  • Ken Livesay

    An incomprehendable mish-mash of names and dates. The only disc worth listening to is the last one, because it is the only part that gets to the point. I was very disappointed

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  • Dakota Kid

    Sorry! Too much history. It just couldn't keep my attention. I returned it before they spilled the beans on where you can actually look for or "find" the grail.

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  • Gabi

    When you pick this one up, you better be open minded. Otherwise you will hate this book. It is at times hard to follow, because it is read to you and you are not reading it yourself. Their are a lot of French and Latin names thrown at you, that it can get quite confusing. In general it helps if the listener has a background in French or the Latin languages, like Spanish or Italian.

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  • Anonymous

    After listening to this book - I believe it would be better to be read - the history reads like a text book - and not an easy listen. Unless you love history skip this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Really, really really pathetic. Hours upon hours of "and if this happened, it is reasonable to assume that happened, and if that happened it is obvious that this would have happened because ... " are you kidding me? Ridiculous imagination sprouting from seeds of truth; not a scholarly work as any respected historian would laughingly agree.

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  • Anonymous

    This book reads like a textbook not a novel. It is very hard to listen to.

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  • Lee Werley

    Maybe this could be used by students studying that portion of history. Did not flow very well. Sorry I wasted the time but I did glean a few facts though. I kept waiting for it all to come together.

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