The Seville Communion

by Arturo Perez-Reverte | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0787119105 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lightwavz of Detroit, Michigan USA on 7/3/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by lightwavz from Detroit, Michigan USA on Monday, July 03, 2006
Abridged Audio, 6 hours on 4 cassettes

From Publishers Weekly
Mysterious, deadly conflicts between history and modernity drive Spanish author Perez-Reverte's latest literate thriller (after The Club Dumas, 1997), an engaging tale of love, greed, faith, betrayal and murder set in contemporary Seville. When a computer hacker penetrates Vatican security to send an urgent, anonymous plea to the pope, Father Lorenzo Quart of the church's Institute of External Affairs, a sort of Vatican CIA, is dispatched to investigate. The hacker's message concerns a troubled 17th-century church in Seville, Our Lady of the Tears. Apparently, the dilapidated church "kills to defend itself." It stands in the way of a huge real estate deal, and two people have died there, in apparent accidents, as they brought pressure to condemn it. A handsome dandy who wears expensive black suits instead of a cassock and knows how to conduct himself in a fistfight, Quart prides himself on his discipline but soon finds it heavily taxed as he's embroiled with a bellicose, elderly parish priest, a blue-jeaned American nun and a stunning Andalusian duchess intent on saving the church from the businessmen (including her husband) who threaten it. Despite some unconvincing plotting and a few heavy-handed moments, Perez-Reverte's characters capture the imagination, and his dramatic Seville seduces his protagonist and readers alike.

Journal Entry 2 by batty14 from Schuylerville, New York USA on Sunday, September 10, 2006
Took out of the audiobookbox. Can't wait to give a listen!

Journal Entry 3 by batty14 from Schuylerville, New York USA on Saturday, October 07, 2006
Finished listening to this one yesterday. Overall an enjoyable read.

Journal Entry 4 by batty14 at Audio Book Box in Ballston Spa, Audio Book Box -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, November 18, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (11/18/2006 UTC) at Audio Book Box in Ballston Spa, Audio Book Box -- Controlled Releases

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Putting in my audio book box heading out around Thanksgiving week 2006.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 06, 2007
took out of batty14's audio bookbox. I am replacing it with Twelve Times Blessed by Jacquelyn Mitchard.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Thursday, June 21, 2007
Finished the book. It ws ok.

Released 11 yrs ago (8/25/2007 UTC) at By Mail in Controlled Release, Given to a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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going in batty14's audio bookbox

Journal Entry 8 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Taking this out of the bookbox. It looks interesting; I think I'll give it a try. Thanks!

Journal Entry 9 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Tuesday, August 05, 2008
I hate giving up on books, but my car tape player is slowly dying and I just couldn't like this one enough to trudge on through it. I got through a tape and a half but found myself zoning out so much while driving that I missed key points and characters.

The general idea and setting were intriguing, just not enough to hold my interest, I'm afraid. Probably the exciting parts happen just after I gave up, right?

Journal Entry 10 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Friday, January 23, 2009
Adding this to my bookbox ray: Earreading Audiobooks on Cassette Bookbox #1

I hope whoever finds it, enjoys it!

Journal Entry 11 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, February 23, 2009
Removed from the bookbox. Looking forward to "reading".

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