The Secret Chord

The Secret Chord

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged
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"One of our most supple and insightful novelists." – Jane Smiley, The New York Times Book ReviewA rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of People of the Book and March. With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, 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.The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David's life while also focusing on others, even more...
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Boehmer, Paul
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781101925249

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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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AL_SUSANW 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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