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Publisher's Summary

An Englishwoman is found dead in a house near Rome.

Her distraught husband enlists the help of his closest friend, Chris Bronson, who discovers an ancient inscription on a slab of stone above their fireplace. It translates as ‘Here Lie the Liars.’

But who are the liars? And what is it they are lying to protect?

Pursued across Europe, Bronson uncovers a trail of clues that leads him back to the shadowy beginnings of Christianity; to a chalice decorated with mysterious symbols; to a secret code hidden within a scroll. And to a deadly conspiracy which – if revealed – will rock the foundations of our modern world.

©2011 James Becker (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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So good I don’t want to believe

This is a great story no rated by a very good reader. This conspiracy unlike the Divinci code is so well laid out that I almost believed and I don’t want to believe The research was fantastic, the reading was excellent by Philip Franks, and I couldn’t recommend this more highly to any Lissner I hope and then I say pray, that we hear more from this offer

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  • Tom Southern
  • 26-11-2013

The First Apostle

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only if they were a Dan Brown fan.

What three words best describe Philip Franks’s voice?

Good story-teller's voice.

Do you think The First Apostle needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. I think the story is succinct as it is.

Any additional comments?

I think at times the plot and research got in the way of the story.

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  • Marc
  • 05-02-2013

disappointing

The idea and research behind the book (story inside the story) was very interesting and could have been the background of a great book, Umberto Eco style, but instead this ends up being a teenage novel rather naive in style and content, most of the substance being obvious and predictable, as if written in a hurry as a pretext to present a theological theory. Disappointed.

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  • Ian R. Hall
  • 05-01-2018

A lighter Dan Brown

Enjoyed this story which was along the lines of a Dan Brown novel but less wordy. Well read by Philip Franks well recognised from his intona from his