The Gospel of Judas
- A Novel
- Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
- Length: 10 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-15-01
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
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With vivid evocations of Vatican Rome and the holy city of Jerusalem, and including fascinating details of papyrus science, Simon Mawer expertly weaves together a dramatic narrative that spans 2,000 years across Europe and the Middle East in poetic, illuminating prose.
"[Mawer's] greatest strength is in crafting probing, puzzlelike narratives..." (The Atlantic Monthly)
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By Great Tutu Kona on 03-26-03
Promised much, delivered little
The first thought that I had when this book ended was that I had wasted my time. I read it a few weeks ago, and actually, other than the fact that I didn't care for it,I remember very little about it. If it had a plot it eluded me. I wanted the reader to get some serious insight to what kind of man Judas was, be we never get to delve into the "Gospel of Judas" at all; there is just this milling around of people, poor character development, and everything goes nowhere very slowly.
I once read a similar book; I wish I could remember it's name, which told a fascinating story about Judas, showing him as one of Christ's most passionate followers and not a traitor at all. Judas' idea of the Savior was a militant one, rather than the peaceful teacher of "love thy neighbor", and thought he was actually helping Christ achieve his goals by turning him in. It made me look at Judas the man in a different light.
Unfortunately, "The Gospel of Judas" does not give us any insight into the man himself. It is just a loosely woven tangle of characters who don't seem to be interested in much of anything.
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By Michael on 09-14-06
After an hour+ of listening to this poorly written soap opera of a book, it is all that I can do to make myself listen to anymore of it.
If you have not bought it yet, don't bother.
A waste of memory on my ipod. I actually rate it 0.01 star.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful