Disclosure: This book was provided by Thomas Nelson for review purposes.
Some books are simply perfect as audio, and this is one. Lawhead has written a book that reads out loud beautifully. Although the plot of the novel moves via a now common conceit (multiple universes that can be entered through passages between them), the effect in Lawhead's tell is superb. In addition to a compelling plot, each foray into an alternative universe is also a pleasant introduction to the culture and gastronomy of the period and place.
Bakeries and coffee in Prague. Excavations in Egypt. England at various points in its diverse history, including a neat fix for the Great Fire.
I recommend this book very highly as a "drive around in the car and immerse yourself in an alternative world" type of read.http://www.amazon.com/Skin-Map-Bright-Empires/dp/1400316731/ref=tmm_abk_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1322457249&sr=8-1