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Byzantium

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Stephen R. Lawhead

Narrated By: Stuart Langton

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2009

Duration: 25 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Although born to rule, Aidan lives as a scribe in a remote Irish monastery on the far, wild edge of Christendom. Secure in work, contemplation, and dreams of the wider world, a miracle bursts into Aidan’s quiet life. He is chosen to accompany a small band of monks on a quest to the fabled city of Byzantium, where they are to present the beautiful and costly hand-illuminated Book of Kells to the emperor of all Christendom.

During this expedition by sea and over land, Aidan becomes, by turns, a warrior and a sailor, a slave and a spy, a Viking and a Saracen, and finally, a man. He sees more of the world than most men of his time, becoming an ambassador to kings and an intimate of Byzantium’s fabled Golden Court. And finally, this valiant Irish monk faces the greatest trial confronting any man in any age: the command of his own destiny.

“Not merely a gripping yarn—and it certainly is that—this is also a novel about faith and the tests life plants in its way. Lawhead, author of the popular Pendragon cycle of fantasies, here makes a sure move into mainstream fiction.”—Booklist

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  • R Kelley

    Outstanding novel. The journey Aidan takes both physically and spiritually is amazing, believable, riveting. I was unsure about the narrator. His voice seemed to drone on at first , but later on it just became a part of Aidan’s personality to me - understated and humble.

  • Eva Fleming

    Outstanding! If you like historical fiction make reading this book a priority.

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