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By: F. Paul Wilson
Narrated by: Assaf Cohen
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An international thriller about the search for Mary, the mother of Jesus, from the New York Times best-selling author of the Repairman Jack novels.

During the Gulf War in 1991, an ancient scroll is found in Southern Israel. Years later, scientists declare it a fake, but an American nun believes it will lead her to the resting place of the Virgin Mary. 

What she finds seems to possess miraculous healing powers that attract believers and skeptics from across the globe. She also draws the attention of a mysterious Israeli Shin Bet officer determined to retrieve the remains of the “Mother” at any cost. And that is only the beginning....

Previously published under the pseudonym Mary Elizabeth Murphy.

©1996 by F. Paul Wilson (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

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Really entertaining story

This is a good story. Fun idea and theory. The reader does a good job and the author researched well.
This isn’t really a christian book though. Though most of the book has a christian undertone the end makes clear that the real message is many different paths lead to God.

Worth the read though :)

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kw

This is a heart touching story. I suggest everyone to listen to it it might change their life.

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If Only......

If only this moving story could be absolute and people would accept this beautiful truth found within these words.

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I do not recommend this book

As a Christian, this book is a no go. the reader did a great job. But, the book itself, well, full of misleading lies. especially the end. could not finish.
I had to give a rating to post. I did not want to give a star to overall and story.

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  • 08-30-22

Wonderfully Written

A fantastic religious read! I only wish there had been less vulgarity but understand that it reflects the world we live in. Loved this book!

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Religious Fictional Garbage

A priest is given a forged scroll that seems to be 2000 years old. He shows it to his girlfriend, yes I said girlfriend, and she happens to be a nun too. They travel to Israel, go into the desert and find a cave that just happens to have recently been blown open by a missile. Inside the cave they find a body, or mummy, and the nun/girlfriend decides she has to steal it. They smuggle the mummy back to the United States via Ireland on a ship and all along the way sightings of the Virgin Mary are reported. Spoiler alert....the mummy is Mary. During their trip back to the U.S, they are being pursued by a man that has guarded the mummy for over 2000 years (it's Judas). They get back home, and the nun/girlfriend decides she needs to pretty up the 2000 year old mummy by cutting her finger nails and trimming her hair. Really, that's in the book. Some how one of the mummy's hairs gets into the food the girlfriend/nun serves to a blind homeless guy at a soup kitchen she volunteers at and miraculously the homeless guy can see. Miracles and murders begin happening and then, wait for it......Jesus comes to America in the form of a hurricane, and as the storm proceeds across the ocean, major places of worship, in different countries, and different religions, including the Vatican, are destroyed. The storm (Jesus) ends up in California at a Senator's house to recover the mummy that the senator had stolen form the girlfriend/nun and her priest boyfriend so the mummy could perform a miracle on the Senator's son who is dying from aids. Hold on, bare with me, almost done. Now, while the mummy was being stolen from the nun/girlfriend, and priest, the nun/girlfriend was killed but woke up on the autopsy table just in time to ask the medical examiner not to cut into her. So, nun/girlfriend walks back to the church where, in the mean time, Judas (the guardian) had found the priest and they all three travel to California to retrieve the mummy and that is where it all comes to a climax. Judas is forgiven and the nun/girlfriend, Judas, Mummy/Mary and Jesus/hurricane all ride off into the sunset. The end. I had to look at the cover page of this book again to make sure F Paul Wilson wrote it,

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Good story, Bad ending

sorry to be debbie-downer. but after listening for 10 hours I wanted a better ending... for everyone. good story. kept my attention. at times the jumping around the continent got confusing. I probably would not have bought it if I had paid attention to the reviews. I hate books and movies with bad endings.

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I enjoy this author

It wasn’t what I thought, but I stuck with it and was happily surprised. Great narration.

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F Paul Wilson brings Syfy to a new level

Virgin leaves the reader much to think about. While fiction in origin there is some truth in the author’s words

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  • 01-14-22

worth a listen

really enjoyed the performance and story has a beautiful message... would be nice if our world listened

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 11-24-21

Most uplifting

True confession here, I picked this book because I love the narrator, Assaf Cohen, so I was pleasantly surprised when I enjoyed it so much. It's a clever story that on many occasions I was hoping would come true. The writing keeps the story going at a good pace and although it's somewhat of a fantasy I found myself really buying into the concept. Assaf Cohen's narration is spot on and really upped the enjoyment of this book.

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