• by Robert Harris
  • Narrated by Roy Mcmillan
  • 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Pope is dead.
Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals.
Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.


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A Close Call

Had Robert Harris been a. lesser writer, this novel may have turned out to be deceiving and predictable at the same time. But he is not a lesser writer. His research, his detail, the fluidity of his prose, still work their magic, and even that soupçon of a trendy issue that the reader receives at the end of the novel is not followed through in a way to make having read the book an unsatisfactory experience. Once again, the characters that he invokes take on their own identity and force within the reader's imagination and mind, and through them, we gain an entrée into the human psyche and the omnipresent experience of the undertow of power. I, for one, could scarcely stop listening.
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- Kenneth

Excellent story - weak ending

I loved this book right until the final couple of chapters. It then went from sublime to ridiculous. Such a shame.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks