The Sibyl

  • by Par Lagerkvist
  • Narrated by Lorna Raver, Kristoffer Tabori, Yuri Rasovsky
  • 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this powerful, poetic, and moving parable, the Wandering Jew of medieval Christian legend journeys to Delphi to consult the famed oracle of the pagans. He is turned away but not before learning that one of the most adept of the old priestesses, or sibyls, lives in disgrace in the mountains above the Temple. In her crude goat-hut he seeks the meaning of his disastrous brush with the son of God. She reveals that she, too, has been touched by the son of a god, a very different son, not quite human, born of her own body. He dwells with her as a constant reminder of the betrayal of her mystical and erotic union with the divine, her punishment, and, perhaps, her redemption.

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Thought-provoking

The story in the book is a search for God. I was fascinated by the progression of the sibyl's tale though I knew the end from the beginning. It was fascinating on many levels, however, and I can't wait to talk about it with others!
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- Cynthia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.