Listen free for 30 days

Labyrinth

Narrated by: Louise Brealey
Series: Languedoc Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
4 out of 5 stars (199 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Brought vividly to life by Louise Brealey's narration, this new, unabridged audiobook also includes extra content read by the author, Kate Mosse.

July 1209: in Carcassonne a 17-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alais cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in keeping the secret of the labyrinth safe....

July 2005: Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons in a forgotten cave in the French Pyrenees. Puzzled by the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she realises she's disturbed something that was meant to remain hidden. Somehow, a link to a horrific past - her past - has been revealed.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our desktop site.

©2006 Kate Mosse (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    108
  • 4 Stars
    50
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    7

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    118
  • 4 Stars
    40
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    101
  • 4 Stars
    41
  • 3 Stars
    24
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    7

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An enthralling and thoroughly absorbing tale

Carcassonne, 1209. When a young woman is given a mysterious book by her father, she begins a quest to uncover an ancient mystery - the secret of the true Grail. Twelve hundred years later, archaeology volunteer Alice Tanner finds two skeletons in a cave in the French Pyrenees. Realising there’s something familiar about the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she determines to uncover the truth, but in doing so, she unwittingly places herself in great danger…

This is the first Kate Mosse I’ve read, but it won’t be the last. Compared to Dan Brown’s Holy Grail nonsense, this book is light years ahead. The author skips back and forth between the two versions of Alice/Alais, creating totally believable worlds in each location and with a level of detail that is thrilling and never distracting. I found myself feeling on edge the whole way through, desperate to find out what happened next.

The audiobook is deftly narrated by the lovely Louise Brealey. The ‘Sherlock’, ‘Ripper Street’ and ‘Clique’ actress handles the different voices and accents with panache, bringing the story alive. This unabridged version also features additional content read by the author, Kate Mosse.

An enthralling and thoroughly absorbing tale.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

love it!

read the book and the audible reading is just as good and reminded me why I love this story

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Intriguing,

It can seem slow at the start to grasp the story Plus the French names must be taken careful note of. Then when one grsps the carefully woven threads, at that point reading is simply complusory.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hard to stop listening

Hooked from page 1. Mosse weaves an intricate Grail yarn and simultaneously inspires with descriptions of the Cathar people and their cities. Makes you want to get on a plane and see them all for yourself.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

One of the best

This is one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time and I’ll be sure to reread it again!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The narration is bland

I’ve read this book and love it and was looking forward to listening to it but oh my, I’m sorry but the narration is bland and boring. I couldn’t finish it. Very disappointed

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good story but not the best performance

Kate Mosse's Labyrinth is a clever and enthralling book, with interesting characters and a story that makes you want to listen to more. Sadly I had a bit of a hard time to follow the story sometimes, since the narrator didn't really manage to extinguish the characters from each other by using her voice. Her voice is soothing and she reads the story well, but with all the French names I had a hard time to know who is who at times, since she reads in the same voice all the time - compared to other narrators who does different voices for all characters. Still I recommend the book if you are interested in mysteries, medieval times, history and books similar to Dan Brown's books.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

SUPERB!

I have read this story and now listened to it come ALIVE!

FANTASTIC, UNBEATABLE, ONWARDS.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Disappointed in K. Moss

Struggled to finish. Had to relisten a number of times to get the facts straight. The narrator was brilliant.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Note just a pretty face!

I have to admit its hard to get into. However once you got to know who all the characters were to each other, (there are many complicated names) it really picked up pace. It’s really intelligently written, and Dan Browns research pales in comparison.
I’ve just finished Labyrinth and I’ve downloaded the second in the series. I’m about to go to bed early to listen to it.