• Lent

  • By: Jo Walton
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning Jo Walton comes a magical re-imagining of the man who remade 15th-century Florence - in all its astonishing strangeness.

Young Girolamo's life is a series of miracles.

It's a miracle that he can see demons, plain as day, and that he can cast them out with the force of his will. It's a miracle that he's friends with Pico della Mirandola, the Count of Concordia. It's a miracle that when Girolamo visits the deathbed of Lorenzo "the Magnificent", the dying Medici is wreathed in celestial light, a surprise to everyone, Lorenzo included. It's a miracle that when Charles VIII of France invades northern Italy, Girolamo meets him in the field, and convinces him to not only spare Florence but also protect it. It's a miracle than whenever Girolamo preaches, crowds swoon. It's a miracle that, despite the Pope's determination to bring young Girolamo to heel, he's still on the loose...and, now, running Florence in all but name.

That's only the beginning. Because Girolamo Savanarola is not who - or what - he thinks he is. He will discover the truth about himself at the most startling possible time. And this will be only the beginning of his many lives.

©2019 Jo Walton (P)2020 Tantor

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A Monumental Waste Of Time

The narrator was awesome but never have I spent so many hours going nowhere. Perhaps I'm a demon as well. And shame for continuing the slander against Richard III.

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  • Heather Procter
  • 05-08-20

Missing ending

Warning: this version is missing the final (and very significant) sentence of the book, making the story end on an ambiguous note. Beware.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-23-20

Missing last line

As mentioned by another reviewer, the last, extremely significant, sentence of this audiobook is absent, completely upending the meaning of the original book for audible listeners.

Please fix this !


(SPOILER ALERT: For those interested, the missing last sentence is 'Girolamo falls forward, onto his face, like good people. The Gates of Hell have been opened.')