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The Secret Chord - A Novel

Geraldine Brooks

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"A page turner. . .Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. . .in her skillful hands the issues of the past echo our own deepest concerns: love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality." - Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post A 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 remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him-from the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikhal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

13h 8m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:33


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:56


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:38


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:44


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:11


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:33


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:12


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:07


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:39


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:34


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:46


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:39


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:54


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:56


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:03


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:09


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:28


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:39


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:20


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:24


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:22


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:15


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:55


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:12


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:47


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:19


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:36


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:59


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:40


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:11


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:28


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

00:35