Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Version: Abridged
Author: Henry Lincoln , Michael Baigent , Richard Leigh
Narrator: Simon Prebble
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: March 2006
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete?

• Is it possible Christ did not die on the cross?
• Is it possible Jesus was married, a father, and that his bloodline still exists?
• Is it possible that parchments found in the South of France a century ago reveal one of the best-kept secrets of Christendom?
• Is it possible that these parchments contain the very heart of the mystery of the Holy Grail?

According to the authors of this extraordinarily provocative, meticulously researched book, not only are these things possible — they are probably true! so revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

'Enough to seriously challenge many traditional Christian beliefs, if not alter them.'
— Los Angeles Times Book Review

'Like Chariots of the Gods?...the plot has all the elements of an international thriller.'
— Newsweek

Reviews (12)

Written by Franklin Malpass on October 24th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

As a history nut, the names/dates were very interesting. It is very interesting some of the conclusions they have drawn.

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Written by Kate from Yerington, NV on September 30th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I found this very interesting and now want to verify some of the information put forward. This is definitely not a novel but more of a historical overview to support the authors hypothesis.

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Written by Michael Scott from Santa Cruz, CA on May 16th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I agree with some of the other comments. Due the the number of names / dates, perhaps READING this material would be beneficial... plus a HUGE chart relating all the names/dates. Interesting topic, but listens like a BBC special (which I gather this is actually from).

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Written by Ken Livesay on April 14th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

An incomprehendable mish-mash of names and dates. The only disc worth listening to is the last one, because it is the only part that gets to the point. I was very disappointed

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Written by Dakota Kid on September 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Sorry! Too much history. It just couldn't keep my attention. I returned it before they spilled the beans on where you can actually look for or "find" the grail.


Written by Gabi on August 28th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

When you pick this one up, you better be open minded. Otherwise you will hate this book. It is at times hard to follow, because it is read to you and you are not reading it yourself. Their are a lot of French and Latin names thrown at you, that it can get quite confusing. In general it helps if the listener has a background in French or the Latin languages, like Spanish or Italian.

Better in a Book

Written by Anonymous on April 24th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

After listening to this book - I believe it would be better to be read - the history reads like a text book - and not an easy listen. Unless you love history skip this book.

can i rate it in negative stars?

Written by Anonymous on March 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Really, really really pathetic. Hours upon hours of "and if this happened, it is reasonable to assume that happened, and if that happened it is obvious that this would have happened because ... " are you kidding me? Ridiculous imagination sprouting from seeds of truth; not a scholarly work as any respected historian would laughingly agree.


Written by Anonymous on December 30th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book reads like a textbook not a novel. It is very hard to listen to.

Holy cow batman

Written by Lee Werley from Chapel Hill, NC on December 15th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Maybe this could be used by students studying that portion of history. Did not flow very well. Sorry I wasted the time but I did glean a few facts though. I kept waiting for it all to come together.

Author Details

Author Details

Lincoln, Henry

Henry Lincoln has been writing about the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau for thirty years. His other books include "The Messianic Legacy"and "The Holy Place," He lives in England.

Baigent, Michael

Michael Baigent is the author of "Omens of Babylon", "Ancient Traces", the "New York Times" bestseller "The Jesus Papers", and the co-author of the international bestsellers "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" and the "Messianic Legacy" (with Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh), "The Temples and the Lodge", "The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception", "Secret Germany", "The Elixir and the Stone", and "The Inquisition"

Leigh, Richard

Michael Baigent was born in New Zealand in 1948 and obtained a degree in psychology from Canterbury University. At one point he gave up a successful career in photojournalism to devote his time to researching the Templars for a film project. Since 1976 he has lived in England.
Richard Leigh is a novelist and short-story writer with postgraduate degrees in comparative literature and a thorough knowledge of history, philosophy, psychology, and esoterica. He has been working for some years as a university lecturer in the United States, Canada, and Britain.
Henry Lincoln is an author and f