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I downloaded this book on a whim, but wow was it something special. This novel is written simply but very elegantly, and I was moved by the story of the colorful lives of the bishop and his faithful friend. The narration is perfect for the story--sparse, unadorned, perfectly judged. I recommend this to anyone, but especially those looking to be carried away to harder but simpler times. What a powerful counterpoint to our troubled times.
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Where does Death Comes for the Archbishop rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I was blown away by the descriptions of the New Mexico sky and landscape. I wanted to jump in my car and drive to Santa Fe. I downloaded this book after reading a travel piece in the New York Times that quoted from the novel extensively and was blown away by both the descriptions of the landscape but even more so by the description of the life of early missionaries, the Mexicans and the native Americans. Highly recommend!
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there wasn't much of a plot to this, it's more or less a biographical novel.
I liked: an insight into the history and life of the time in Mexico
I didn't like : rather pedestrian plot, if you can call it a plot. that the reader couldn't pronounce the French at all.
overall it just about held my attention. I think it's rather after the style of 'Bonanza' and westerns , probably more relevant to an American audience