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The Shroud Key

A Chase Baker Thriller Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
Series: Chase Baker Thrillers, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

Chase Baker is a true Renaissance Man. He's also a man who knows how to find trouble. A part-time resident of Florence, Italy, his resume reads like a modern day Da Vinci or Casanova. Writer, private investigator, tour guide, historian, treasure hunter, adventurer, and even archaeological sandhog, Chase is also a prolific lover. Unfortunately for him, his dangerous liaisons all too often make him the target of a jealous husband.

Now, at the direct request of the Florence police, he finds himself on the trail of an archaeologist by the name of Dr. Andre Manion who's gone missing from his teaching post at the American University. But having worked for the archaeologist several years ago as a sandhog on a secret but failed dig just outside the Great Pyramids in the Giza Plateau, Chase smells a renewed opportunity to uncover what just might be the most prized archaeological treasure in the world: The mortal remains of Jesus. But how will Chase Baker go about solving the mystery of finding both the archaeologist and the Jesus Remains?

With the help of Manion's beautiful ex-wife, Chase will manage to secure an up-close and personal examination of the Shroud of Turin, not only to view the famous image of the crucified Christ, but to unlock the relic's greatest secret, which is none other than a map, or a key, detailing the precise location of Jesus's body.

A romantic, action-packed, and thrilling mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Vincent Zandri.

©2014 Vincent Zandri (P)2016 Vincent Zandri

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“Money sings and I love music”

If you’re looking for an easy to listen to, Romantic, Action story, then this is for you.
A little cliched and unbelievable at times, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Well narrated with good voices.
This is my honest opinion of a free review copy.

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A fun-filled thrill-ride of an adventure

This book seems to be a mix of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider & Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series with it's tombs, mysteries and biblical searches. It's adventurous, thrilling and in places had me on the edge of my seat. Plenty of humour and sarcasm along with the excitement. If you can suspend belief for a while and want a fun, action packed read then this fits the bill.

The narrator was pleasant to listen too and did a great job with the character voices and had a good delivery. A shame he pronounced Quay as Kway instead of Kee which jarred a little.

I really enjoyed the book and look forward to the next in the series.

I received a free copy of this audiobook either from the author or a promotion or giveaway and am voluntarily writing an honest and unbiased review.

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Tomb Raider Vs The Vatican

Chase Baker is given a job by Detective Chiprani to find and bring back Dr. Andre Manion who has gone missing in Egypt while in search of the bones of Jesus. Dr Manion’s ex-wife Anya was paying for the trip and insisted on going with Chase to find her husband. Between the Muslin Brotherhood and Vatican guards, the search for the professor and the remains of Jesus is fraught with danger, with their lives in danger at every turn. Lots of action but also too much of Jesus. I thought the last couple of chapters were a bit on the silly side and the story would have been better without them, and ending when he said goodbye to his friend.

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  • Cheryl a DeMont
  • 18-10-16

I was really engrossing in the story right from

the beginning to the end great book long but Great I received this book from the publisher, author and or narrator for a honest review via audio book. com

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  • Nomi
  • 12-10-16

Hooked me from the start

Interesting and captivating story, this one hooked me right away. I'm not one for anything religious but the story was intriguing enough to interest me. A fun enjoyable mystery/adventure. Reminded me a lot of Dan Brown's books.

The narrator gave a great performance.

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 07-10-16

Twists and turns keep you riveted!

What did you love best about The Shroud Key?

I had never heard of the concept of Jesus' bones left on Earth.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Just as you thought they got away from the bad guys they were caught again.

Have you listened to any of Andrew B. Wehrlen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but his diction and cadence kept you spellbound.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

When he was in the cemetery during the thunderstorm you felt the spiritual overshadowing of God.

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"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

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  • Kendall B.
  • 11-05-20

Cool story!!!

This book has it all. Adventure, action, sex, suspense, and the search for truth. Chase Baker is a wild, handy in a clutch kind of guy but one with a heart. A heart and sincerity he tries to hide behind sarcasm and jokes. It still shines through in the moments that matter. Twists and turns abound in this first installment of a new globetrotting series!

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  • Thrones for ever
  • 15-02-20

Great listen

Great book good to the last minute looking forward to listening to more of his books narration wonderful

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 02-02-20

Great Narration & Story

Detective .Cipriani.has a job for Chase, one in Egypt, find an American Dr. Manion an archeology. professor, he found relics belonging to Jesus family.He has been here teaching, and went missing, last month. The job will be dangerous,and not easy. Being raised a catholic, I knew about Jesus. the life of Jesus, if it were his bones, a private sell, would be vast. His wife, would be the one I’m working for, they are divorced, because of his obsession with Jesus, love for him gone, but still cares for him, wants him found. Muslin Brotherhood, a powerful Egyptian was this someone behind him missing. A fascinating story, that flows, you are with Chase, and wanting answers. .
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion. Great Narration & Story

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  • Paul A. Luedecke
  • 23-02-18

Chase Baker begins

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The Shroud Key is the first Chase Baker book. Not too many people get to see the Shroud of Turin up close. Living a life as an explorer, sandhog, treasure hunter, writer, and of course, lover, he bounces around getting into scrapes and beds. In the vein of Indiana Jones, you feel for his smart-alec character and wait impatiently to find out how he will get out of his current pickle. Andrew B. Wehrlen is the narrator and does a wonderful job. His voice lends itself to the smart-alec Chase and he breezes through the many accents needed for a globe hopping story. I have listened to many books just because he was the narrator.

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  • Jack
  • 16-08-17

Suspend disbelief.

Good story but multiple times it was necessary to suspend disbelief as when graphic artists appeared in the desert to paint a truck door with National Geographic logos. Many other such instances.
The staccato delivery and intermittent accent of random words made the performer difficult to understand. I'm surprised the editors have not informed him of the problem.

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  • Deedra
  • 21-03-17

The Shroud Key

Poor Chase Baker,he is a man of many jobs' renaissance man to be sure.He's a writer and a tour guide...also a private investigator.All his jobs are dangerous.In this first tale we get to know Chase a bit.He falls afoul of a jealous husband and ends up working for politzia.He is tasked with finding the remains of Jesus.A tall order indeed.Andrew B. Wehrlen is a fun narrator.I was provided this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.

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  • Jackie T
  • 09-01-17

Magnificent

What a story that keeps you involved. I love the characters and how they interacted together. Love the Narrator.