Damascus Gate

  • by Robert Stone
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 19 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robert Stone receives critical acclaim for the philosophical layers of his writing, as well as the intensity of his multidimensional characters. Setting this deeply provocative, best-selling novel in modern day Jerusalem, Stone puts a disillusioned American journalist adrift in the supercharged atmosphere at the end of the millennium.Christopher Lucas, unsure of his own beliefs, is wandering through Jerusalem, working on an article about religious mania. When he meets Sonia Barnes, dusky nightclub singer, devoted Sufi and mystic, he is entranced. As Sonia helps Lucas meet some of the visionaries and gurus who fill the city, the two suddenly find that they have become pawns in a fanatical bombing plot. Its target is no less than the Temple Mount, the ancient city's holiest site. Through visions ranging from Armageddon to Paradise, Damascus Gate captures the whirlwinds of spiritual fervor that swirl through Jerusalem. George Guidall's narration adds dramatic shadings to the physical and psychological landscapes Lucas traverses in this crossroads of nations.

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What the Critics Say

"Stone's novel...is a major work in every aspect...Bold and bracing, ambitious and inspired, Damascus Gate is...an astonishment." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Much to learn

The book gave me a new perspective of the Middle East as wrapped up in what was Palastine and Jerusalem and is now Israel and Jerusalem. I felt at times that it was taking the author a long time to give proper background for his story, but stay with it and you may be rewarded as I was.
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- W.Denis

Learned Much, Entertained Greatly

This book teaches so much about all the complex issues in the middle east conflict that involves religion, ownership of land, and grudges that go back several centuries. George Guidall is a great great reader and he does one of his best here. I bought a hard back copy of this book after I listened to this audible, I will read and re-read this one.
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- Jill

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books