The Medusa Amulet

  • by Robert Masello
  • Narrated by David Colacci
  • 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Benvenuto Cellini, master artisan of Renaissance Italy, once crafted a beautiful amulet prized for its unimaginable power - and untold menace. Now the quest to recover this legendary artifact depends upon one man: David Franco, a brilliant but skeptical young scholar at Chicago's world-renowned Newberry Library. What begins as a simple investigation spirals into a tale of dangerous intrigue as Franco races from the châteaux of France to the palazzos of Rome in a desperate search for the ultimate treasure and an answer to a riddle that has puzzled mankind since the beginning of time. Aided by a beautiful young Florentine harboring dark secrets, pursued by deadly assassins, and battling demons of his own, Franco must ultimately confront an evil greater than anything conjured in his worst nightmares.

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What the Critics Say

"Great writing and rich detail combine for a gripping read." (Kirkus)

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A great historical fiction book, fun and intriguing

This is the second book I've listened to by Robert Masello, another great historical fiction book like his other book, The Romanof Cross. I enjoyed both books and couldn't stop listening until they were done. This is a great book that goes from back in Italy around the 1500's to present day. I've been to Florence Italy so many of the artwork pieces they mention in the book, I've seen. A fun listen , however there are many swear words , so not for teens or younger children.
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- Nicole

Gorgon Alert!

I am not a fan of this book. In my mind, it cannot be called either a "thriller" or a "mystery." I was not expecting the entire plot to rely so heavily on the occult.

This is a violent, occult fantasy. Nothing wrong with that, but I wanted a lot more history and a lot more mystery. If you like the occult and don't mind that it isn't particularly well-written, this might be worth your time, but I still don't think anyone will find it very memorable. Just be sure you know what you are getting if you choose to invest in this.
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- C. Telfair

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio