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The Relic Master - A Novel

Christopher Buckley

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From New York Times bestselling author Christopher Buckley, "one of the funniest writers in the English language" (Tom Wolfe), a compelling and hilarious adventure featuring a sixteenth-century relic hunter and his best friend, Albrecht Dürer, who conspire to forge the Shroud of Turin. The year is 1517. Dismas is a relic hunter: one who procures "authentic" religious relics for wealthy and influential clients. His two most important patrons are Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony and soon-to-be Cardinal Albrecht of Mainz. While Frederick is drawn to the recent writing of Martin Luther, Albrecht pursues the financial and political benefits of religion and seeks to buy a cardinalship through the selling of indulgences. When Albrecht's ambitions increase his demands for grander and more marketable relics, Dismas and his artist friend Dürer conspire to manufacture a shroud to sell to the unsuspecting noble. Unfortunately Dürer's reckless pride exposes Albrecht's newly acquired shroud as a fake, so Albrecht puts Dismas and Dürer in the custody of four loutish mercenaries and sends them all to steal Christ's burial cloth (the Shroud of Chambéry), Europe's most celebrated relic. On their journey to Savoy where the Shroud will be displayed, they battle a lustful count and are joined by a beautiful female apothecary. It is only when they reach their destination that they realize they are not alone in their intentions to acquire a relic of dubious legitimacy. Filled with fascinating details about art, religion, politics and science; Vatican intrigue; and Buckley's signature wit, The Relic Master is a delightfully rich and intelligent comic adventure.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Langton

Length:

10h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

11:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

12:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

13:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

16:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

10:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:56