Live from Golgotha by Gore Vidal audiobook

Live from Golgotha: The Gospel According to Gore Vidal

By Gore Vidal
Read by Johnny Heller  and Brian Nishii

Brilliance Audio
6.40 Hours Unabridged
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Timothy (later St. Timothy) is in his study in Thessalonika, where he is bishop of Macedonia. It is A.D. 96, and Timothy is under terrific pressure to record his version of the Sacred Story, since, far in the future, a cyberpunk (the Hacker) has been systematically destroying the tapes that describe the Good News, and Timothy’s Gospel is the only one immune to the Hacker’s deadly virus. Meanwhile, thanks to a breakthrough in computer software, an NBC crew is racing into the past to capture—live from the suburb of Golgotha—the Crucifixion, for a TV special guaranteed to boost the network’s ratings in the fall sweeps. As a stream of visitors from twentieth-century America channel in to the first-century Holy Land—Mary Baker Eddy, Shirley MacLaine, Oral Roberts and family—Timothy struggles to complete his story. But is Timothy’s text really Hacker-proof? And how will he deal with the truth about Jesus’ eating disorder? Above all, will he get the anchor slot for the Big Show at Golgotha without representation by a major agency, like CAA 1,896 years in the future? Tune in.

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Timothy (later St. Timothy) is in his study in Thessalonika, where he is bishop of Macedonia. It is A.D. 96, and Timothy is under terrific pressure to record his version of the Sacred Story, since, far in the future, a cyberpunk (the Hacker) has been systematically destroying the tapes that describe the Good News, and Timothy’s Gospel is the only one immune to the Hacker’s deadly virus. Meanwhile, thanks to a breakthrough in computer software, an NBC crew is racing into the past to capture—live from the suburb of Golgotha—the Crucifixion, for a TV special guaranteed to boost the network’s ratings in the fall sweeps.

As a stream of visitors from twentieth-century America channel in to the first-century Holy Land—Mary Baker Eddy, Shirley MacLaine, Oral Roberts and family—Timothy struggles to complete his story. But is Timothy’s text really Hacker-proof? And how will he deal with the truth about Jesus’ eating disorder? Above all, will he get the anchor slot for the Big Show at Golgotha without representation by a major agency, like CAA 1,896 years in the future? Tune in.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Reading the scholarship about early Christianity and the writing of the gospels…[Vidal has] put the resulting knowledge together with an up-to-the-minute take on the old sf device of time travel and the conceit that first- and late-twentieth-century evangelists are pretty much alike—that is, scrappy showbiz folks, whatever their other agendas…Does this start to sound like a satire? Well, it is, and…aspersions are cast on the characters of every major religious figure…This is Vidal wearing his Myra Breckenridge chapeau, not his historical novelist’s helmet. Fans of the former will chow down.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Gore Vidal

Author Bio: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal (1925–2012), winner of the National Book Award, wrote numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, screenplays, and essay. Many of his works were New York Times bestsellers list.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English