The Expected One by Kathleen McGowan audiobook

The Expected One: A Novel

By Kathleen McGowan
Read by Linda Emond

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.55 Hours Abridged
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A deadly political rivalry...an intricate love triangle...a religious revolution that changed the world When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the French Pyrenees: the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, her version of the life of Jesus and the events of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of L'Attendu -- the Expected One. As Maureen becomes immersed in the mystical lore of L'Attendu, the eerie prophecy of the Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work, and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris to the rocky foothills of southwest France. To search for the scrolls, she must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, dynasties, and scientific minds. Ultimately, she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, and a love triangle that changed the course of history in a deeply moving and powerful new gospel...the greatest story never told.

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A New York Times bestseller

A deadly political rivalry...an intricate love triangle...a religious revolution that changed the world

When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it.

Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the French Pyrenees: the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, her version of the life of Jesus and the events of the New Testament. Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of L'Attendu -- the Expected One.

As Maureen becomes immersed in the mystical lore of L'Attendu, the eerie prophecy of the Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work, and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris to the rocky foothills of southwest France. To search for the scrolls, she must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, dynasties, and scientific minds. Ultimately, she comes face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, and a love triangle that changed the course of history in a deeply moving and powerful new gospel...the greatest story never told.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

It took a tremendous amount of courage to write this book. . . . Its portrayal of biblical characters is hauntingly, disturbingly real. I will be forever grateful to Kathleen McGowan for giving me a huge push forward on my spiritual journey by opening me up to a deeper vision of the Divine. Reverend Jeffrey J. Bütz, author of The Brother of Jesus and The Lost Teachings of Christianity
“Riveting.”  People 
Captivating . . . controversial . . . enchanting . . . courageous . . . Kathleen McGowan delivers the truth against the world! Betsy Chasse, producer, What The Bleep Do We Know?
“Highly evocative…keenly imaginative.”  USA Today
“A tour de force…profoundly moving…full of love and pathos.”  San Antonio Express-News
“Shimmering…engrossing…masterfully balanced.”  Irish Edition 

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Author

Author Bio: Kathleen McGowan

Author Bio: Kathleen McGowan

Kathleen McGowan’s books have developed an international cult following since her debut novel, The Expected One. Her unique style of historical fiction combines unprecedented field research with inspired storytelling. She is also a dedicated activist, and commits a portion of her time and royalties to organizations that protect women and children from the horrors of human trafficking and sexual slavery. She has teamed up with the Emancipation Network and Made by Survivors to fund and participate in programs which provide shelter and safety for victims of abuse and raise awareness of this global epidemic. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 7.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English