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The Second Sleep

Lu par : Roy McMillan
Durée : 9 h et 21 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Historical
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All civilisations think they are invulnerable. History warns us none is. 

1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artefacts - coins, fragments of glass, human bones - which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death? 

As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes - about himself, his faith and the history of his world - is tested to destruction.  

©2019 Robert Harris (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Son of Thor's whimper
  • 16/09/2019

Dark, so dark, so well concocted

Read it any review spoils it The best since Fatherland Kicks one's mind and crushes ones hart, making Pandora's box completely empty

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  • Simon
  • 23/09/2019

Engaging and (almost) believable

A post apocalyptic world that’s similar to the dark ages. Throw in a murder mystery and have Robert Harris write it. Nearly perfect.

No spoilers but to say there a few points where it lets itself down but certainly well worth a listen.

Reminds me very much of Pullman’s His Dark Materials stories.

Excellent narration.

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  • Ernst
  • 17/09/2019

Good story, well told

Apart from a fast flowing tale it is also food for thought. And the twist at the end... Brilliant.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08/10/2019

Outstanding.

This is beautiful plotted and constructed. The audio performance is also first rate. Highly recommended.

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  • Thomas R.
  • 28/09/2019

Foreseeable Harris-Plot gone Post-Apocalyptic

Whilst his Cicero was stupendously written, the journalist Harris when having to come up with a plot of his own merely varies his time-tested (and admittedly best-selling) template of 'young man stumbling over ghastly global conspiracy’. Hence if one knows his ‘Ghost’ or ‘Fatherland’ …
In the post-apocalyptic medieval genre Mark Lawrence’s ‘Prince of Thorns’ (cynical, gory and much for inventive) and its related novels, namely the complementary yet subtly humorous 'Prince of Fools' trilogy, outclass this ‘Harris, as usual’ by far and in every respect.

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  • Stefan
  • 16/09/2019

Different

Do not expect historical fiction. Plot is more Arthur C Clarke like. However: Worth reading.

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