Absolute Truths : Church of England

  • by Susan Howatch
  • Narrated by Robert Whitfield
  • Series: Church of England
  • 20 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"Howatch simultaneously provides her listener with both marvelous entertainment and genuine insight into the human condition. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
"This work again displays Howatch's ability to meld an involving, character-driven story with a larger theme, that of spiritual quest and fulfillment." (Publishers Weekly)


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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 started with the last book. (!) It's a variation of the old "Read the Last Page of the Book Syndrome."

Audible has Glamorous Powers, Mystical Paths and Scandalous Risks as well as this one available. I plan to buy one each month. Glimmering Images and Ultimate Prizes are available at outrageous prices in cassette tape format. I think I will pass on them but I will reread them in book format.

I re-read these books every once in a while. I am always amazed at how much I am attracted to these books because they are not the kind of books that generally appeal to me. I think it's the writing. Susan Howatch is a magical writer. I don't really like the characters in these books or am in sympathy with the things they do. But the honesty of these people's faith and the fact that they really really try to be good Christians comes shining through. It's almost enough to restore one's faith in Christianity.
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- Jeanette Finan

true or false

yes, a good listen, parables we all understand, stones and all that. will listen again.
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- leeduck

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.