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The Passion of Mary Magdalen

A Novel
Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
Series: The Maeve Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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Publisher's Summary

For the millions of listeners fascinated by Dan Brown's revelations about Mary Magdalen in The Da Vinci Code, here, at last, is their chance to meet the Gospel's most provocative woman face to face - on her own terms. Make way for a new Magdalen. Born on a Celtic isle to eight warrior-witch mothers, Maeve is raised to be as brave as any hero. In her stubborn, enchanting voice, she recounts her perilous quest for the young man, Esus, whose life she once saved from druid sacrifice. Captured and sold to a Roman Madam, Maeve is sustained by a fierce sense of identity, compassion for her sister whores, and her unquenchable love. When she wins her freedom and finds her lost lover, a stormy life begins for both as we follow the Passion story through the eyes of Jesus' partner - disciple to no man. Not even the one she loves. By turns feisty and funny, outrageous and tender, this Celtic Mary Magdalen challenges all stereotypes, both old and new age, and brings us to a transforming encounter with the divine feminine made flesh. Elizabeth Cunningham is the author of the novels The Return of the Goddess and The Wild Mother. She comes from nine generations of Episcopal priests. Though she managed to avoid becoming an Episcopal priest, she was ordained as an interfaith minister of spiritual counsel in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. She balances writing with a counseling practice.

©2007 Elizabeth Cunningham (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Powerful

Heartbreaking and passionate, this story is just so beautiful. Thankyou to Elizabeth for writing it and Heather for performing it. It was magical.

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  • Marissa salemi
  • 25-07-2020

The story and the narration are excellent!

This story and the narrator pull you in from the minute you start listening! The story is written so well and the detail to every scene was so well written. The narrator was so good that as you listen you think there are several narrators. I purchased this book on a whim. I normally don’t do that. But I am so glad that I did! This is a great listen!!!

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  • Carmen
  • 25-06-2020

Truest love

Loved the way story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus is told. The details, the Celtic priestess background, the goddess. I had many vivid dreams during my experience of listening to the book. If you love the alabaster jar, you’ll love this book.

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  • W. Skovo
  • 18-10-2019

Epic

This novel covers a lot of ground and takes massive leaps of literary licence. It will lift you up and throw you down and turn so many corners. While it is not "The Truth" you've been told there are truths about human nature and God nature that are illuminated within it's pages. It is both a horror and delight. Take yourself on this journey.

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  • Sarah
  • 15-01-2019

perfect narration

the narrator maintains perfect pacing through every moment. it is beautifully read. A wonderful story.

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  • Suzanne McBride
  • 12-07-2018

This books is divine goddess magick

This book is alive to me. Vibrant lovable characters. Brilliant detail. I loved moments where I could sense the author was giggling as she weaved her magic. "John the Dipper is dipping again" T his book is wonderful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-06-2017

Love, love, love this book and series.

What a wonderfully narrated story. Wonderful story line mixing fiction with non-fiction, wonderfully embellished. just wonderful.

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  • Catiya Gainor
  • 14-04-2016

I wish I had 6 or more stars to give this book

I have been waiting for years and years for the audible version of this amazing series of books to come out - it was worth the wait! The story is a wonderfully creative and well-constructed retelling of the life of Jesus from the perspective of a woman, his passionate and very human wife, an equally powerful healer and spiritual force, a witch woman from an island of Women. The characters are wonderful, very believable and the narration is absolutely perfect, so we'll done in every detail, for both the prequel and this book. I stayed up late to finish the book so I could start the next two books in the series today!

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  • Kathy
  • 18-03-2016

Love is stronger than death

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An irreverent, funny, bawdy, and heartbreaking story of love and passion. The reader makes this book, brings it to life, she is amazing!

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  • Soluna Momma
  • 02-12-2015

Best Version of a Beloved Story

I have read most stories about Mary Magdalene and this one by far is my favorite. Real. Passionate. I love the whole series immensely.

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  • Asenath
  • 16-11-2017

This book changed me

This book is heart wrenching, beautiful and inspiring. I️t moved me to my core and tore at my heart. I wept with Jesus and Maeve through their joys, love and pain. The second book of the Maeve Chronicles will not disappoint.