by Alan David Justice
This is my second complete "podiobook" that I've read (well, okay, listened too)... now, I suppose, guilt is going to start nagging me to donate, since in both cases, I've been very impressed.
This was very interesting and enjoyable - a bit of mystery, a bit of mysticism - not the book I expected, but then, I'm not sure what I was expecting. I'll have to keep watch to see if he does another.
Clio Griffin, an out-of-work academic with an attitude and a tendency toward sarcasm, travels to England to interview for a last-chance job--as the pet historian for an antiquarian group who hope to use her to build the reputation of the local saint--Alban, the first Christian martyr of Britain.
No sooner does she arrive than the saint, dead for seventeen centuries, starts talking to her--out loud. The voice is hard enough for Clio to take; her mother, in her final illness, had lost touch with reality, and Clio fears the same fate. When the saint drags her unwilling into the past, to live the lives of people long dead, Clio fights to hold on to her reason...