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Is there anything you would change about this book?
Author Richard Beard spends a lot, and I mean a lot, of time shuttling his protagonist from one apostle to another, after which each apostle dies in turn. It becomes so predictable it's tedious, especially because it's easy to imagine so many other ways the investigation could have progressed.
What did you like best about this story?
Even so, The Apostle Killer is a mind-bending story of great imagination, pitting a modern-day Roman investigative team against what is to them the mystery of Jesus Christ's disappearance and subsequent reappearance after his death, and later, the mysteries of who is killing each of Jesus' apostles one by one. That the crucifixion here takes place in the late 20th century, and is captured on video and still cameras, and the investigations are carried out by Roman officers who, for example, meet with suspects in cathedrals named for apostles who aren't even dead yet, much less canonized, is intriguing to say the least.
What didn’t you like about Jon Lindstrom’s performance?
Someone told Jon Lindstrom to enunciate very carefully because boy, does he! His painstaking drawing out of every word even while he manages to mispronounce "obvious" as "ovvious" is almost comical, but distracting.
Could you see The Apostle Killer being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
It probably will be made into a Netflix movie, but shouldn't be. The premise is too convoluted. It was almost too convoluted for an audio book, and as such required deep concentration.
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