The Secret Chord

The Secret Chord

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2015
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Geraldine Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures - a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage. Print run 350,000.
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Group, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781611764772
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (780 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Boehmer, Paul


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Nov 02, 2015

Geraldine Brooks tells the life of King David through the voice of Nathan, his prophet and long-time companion. The story opens towards the end of David's long reign when he asks Nathan to record his story for posterity. David even gives Nathan access to his brothers, first wife, and a few others so the chronicle can be complete. Although the biblical language and word usage got the story off to a slow start, it did pick up as David's life story unfolded. The result is a picture of a Biblical figure with all his strengths and his flaws.


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ArapahoeSusanW Feb 16, 2017

Not for the squeamish, this hard hitting account of a brutal, biblical king will either leave you fascinated, disgusted or both.


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