The Secret Supper (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

This instant New York Times bestseller reveals the secrets embedded in Leonardo Da Vinci's best-known Christian piece The Last Supper.

Milan, 1497: Leonardo is completing The Last Supper. Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling—and blasphemous—message that he is driven to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table, and the apostles, shockingly, are portraits of well-known heretics—and none of them are depicted with halos. And why has the artist painted himself into the scene with his back turned toward Jesus? The clues to Leonardo's greatest puzzle are right before your eyes...

Tightly paced and atmospheric, The Secret Supper is a dazzling historical thriller with a unique vision of both Leonardo da Vinci's genius and his masterpiece—which you will never look at in the same way again.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
SJ
Simon Jones
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
09:23
hr min
RELEASED
2006
March 21
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
SIZE
462.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Memphis Jay ,

Fictional account of great art as ferocious controversy

This novel book by Javier Sierra tells a story of fragmentation in the Christian clergy of the Renaissance and the use of art as a forum for conflict. The sectors of conflict are a blend of historical fiction and absolute invention on the part of the author. The story relays the intricacies of artists of the age who used symbolism that is quite arcane by today's understanding. In listening to the solidly constructed mystery/intrigue plot the listener learns much about Western art and the shadowy dogmas bolstering their creations. Do not expect Dan Brown from this book. This is neither speculative history nor a true conspiracy mystery. In all, it is an enjoyable read. Give it a listen to relax, but not strictly to learn. It will accomplish enough of both if you approach it with the right attitude.

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