In the twilight of the Roman Empire, a sculptor struggles to keep an 800-year dream alive while honoring the love of his life and raising his adopted son. Part I of the epic five-part Idolatry series, the story of a wealthy young heir and a devout Christian girl who find themselves at the heart of a 2,400-year struggle for the soul of Western Civilization.More
"Beautifully written, on the order of Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth, with the historical insight of James Michener, it brings to life a time of great thought, great art, and its clash with religious fanaticism. Cordair writes with a poet's sense of scene and nuance and gives us a great deal of insight into the mind of a sculptor." (Alan Nitikman)
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I listened to it twice in a row
Yes, the narrator was very clear and used good voices for different characters.
I like how his characters seem like real people who we get to listen to think through events and care about things. Other books like this include Harry Potter and Les Miserables.
He has a clear, good voice, and the way he pronounces all the words when describing physical settings helps me get more out of the writing than if I skimmed it with my eyes because I can let my mind draw up the settings.
Yes! It was short enough that I even listened to it twice in a row.
Another great story by Quent Cordair! He's one modern author it's worth reading everything by. Idolatry has relatable yet heroic characters driving an interesting plot in a well-researched and well-drawn historical setting, and it dramatizes the competing ideologies of Aristotelianism, Platonism, and Christianity. I love his descriptions of the characters' observations and thought processes. Quent Cordair's characters are individuals who think and care about the world, not just pawns necessary to enact events. I look forward to Books 2-5.
- Mark Coldren
Food for the soul
- Paul Lemke