A spectacular best seller and now a classic, The Name of the Rose catapulted Umberto Eco, an Italian professor of semiotics turned novelist, to international prominence. An erudite murder mystery set in a fourteenth-century monastery, it is not only a gripping story but also a brilliant exploration of medieval philosophy, history, theology, and logic. In 1327, Brother William of Baskerville is sent to investigate a wealthy Italian abbey whose monks are suspected of heresy. When his mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths patterned on the book of Revelation, Brother William turns detective, following the trail of a conspiracy that brings him face-to-face with the abbey's labyrinthine secrets, the subversive effects of laughter, and the medieval Inquisition. Caught in a power struggle between the emperor he serves and the pope who rules the Church, Brother William comes to see that what is at stake is larger than any mere political dispute¿that his investigation is being blocked by those who fear imagination, curiosity, and the power of ideas. The Name of the Rose offers the reader not only an ingeniously constructed mystery¿complete with secret symbols and coded manuscripts¿but also an unparalleled portrait of the medieval world on the brink of profound transformation.More
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No match to the original text
The audiobook is no match to the original text. "The Name of the Rose" leans heavily on the characterisations of the various players and borrows heavily from the catholic history. The ominous and engaging temperant is missing in the audio book. The book seems like an abridged version of the original, reproduced in a haste.
wow in a medieval way
great and deep intrigue
the burning of the library
if i could i would but i cant so i didnt
just a good book to listen to ive read the book and umbertos prose can be a bit tedious sometimes but this was concise and detailed but not sufforcating
- Ja I. Weston