The Secret Supper

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Javier Sierra
Narrator: Simon Jones
Genres: Thriller, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: March 2006
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

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....

Reviews (4)

Secret Supper

Written by Anonymous on December 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this book. I knew a little bit about this historical period and perhaps that helped my enjoyment, but I love puzzles and mysteries and this was an interesting one. I found it very engaging. Using real names from history was a great idea. I did know who the killer was, however, from the very beginning without any of the elaborate mystery solving--however, that didn't diminish my enjoyment.

Secret Supper

Written by Anonymous on December 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this book. I knew a little bit about this historical period and perhaps that helped my enjoyment, but I love puzzles and mysteries and this was an interesting one. I found it very engaging. Using real names from history was a great idea. I did know who the killer was, however, from the very beginning without any of the elaborate mystery solving--however, that didn't diminish my enjoyment.

The Secret Supper

Written by Anonymous on March 26th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Oh my. Convoluted...confusing....nit picky. Makes me glad that I am an agnostic. The characters in the book kept getting excited over minute details such as where a knot was placed in Da Vinci's famous painting, The Last Supper. I couldn't help thinking....."who cares?" The only positive thing I can say about this book is that it will help any listener understand why organized religion has caused so much grief, strife, and violence.

Meh

Written by Anonymous on April 30th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I wasn't sure how to review this. It's remotely interesting, only since I'm interested in the subject matter to some extent, but I can't tell you how many times I found myself drifting away and thinking about ... oh dinner plans, what I was feeding the kids, getting an oil change, and then was like "crap, I missed something" and had to back up. Clearly it wasn't keeping my attention. It's somewhat entertaining, but definitely mind gripping.

Author Details

Author Details

Sierra, Javier

Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into thirty-five languages, is the author of The Lost Angel, The Lady in Blue, and the New York Times bestselling novel The Secret Supper. A native of Teruel, Spain, he currently lives in M�laga.