Lourdes


Read by Peter Tucker

(4.6 stars; 5 reviews)

This book describes a five day national pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Lourdes, where miracle cures are hoped for. The central character is a priest, Pierre, whose faith is faltering. He is accompanying his childhood sweetheart who has been stricken with paralysis and whose faith is strong. In the background of the great irony of this relationship, there are numerous sub-plots, some tragic, some whimsical, involving a large number of characters, set in the midst of organised chaos in the pilgrimage site. Through Pierre's mental and spiritual experiences Zola explores the role of religious faith in a society coming to terms with science and reason. - Summary by Peter Tucker (19 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Preface 13:56 Read by Peter Tucker
The First Day: I 40:30 Read by Peter Tucker
The First Day: II 44:36 Read by Peter Tucker
The First Day: III 44:25 Read by Peter Tucker
The First Day: IV 48:51 Read by Peter Tucker
The First Day: V 53:29 Read by Peter Tucker
The Second Day: I 40:31 Read by Peter Tucker
The Second Day: II 44:13 Read by Peter Tucker
The Second Day: III 44:18 Read by Peter Tucker
The Second Day: IV 46:31 Read by Peter Tucker
The Second Day: V 48:06 Read by Peter Tucker
The Third Day: I 39:54 Read by Peter Tucker
The Third Day: II 49:44 Read by Peter Tucker
The Third Day: III 40:32 Read by Peter Tucker
The Third Day: IV 47:25 Read by Peter Tucker
The Third Day: V 41:58 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fourth Day: I 39:12 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fourth Day: II 38:36 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fourth Day: III 42:13 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fourth Day: IV 47:48 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fourth Day: V 44:13 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fifth Day: I 37:54 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fifth Day: II 50:22 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fifth Day: III 51:44 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fifth Day: IV 52:32 Read by Peter Tucker
The Fifth Day: V 50:04 Read by Peter Tucker

Reviews


(5 stars)

Beautiful, insightful and eloquent exploration of suffering, illness, death and faith. Absolutely worthy of your time.