Ruler of the Night

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD26554
Released: Nov 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478943259
Narrator/s: Neil Dickson
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THE NOTORIOUS OPIUM-EATER RETURNS IN THE SENSATIONAL CONCLUSION TO DAVID MORRELL'S ACCLAIMED VICTORIAN MYSTERY TRILOGY. Like David Morrell's previous De Quincey novels, Ruler of the Night blends fact and fiction to an exceptional degree, this time focusing on a real-life Victorian murder so startling that it changed the culture-in this case, the first murder on an English train. The brutality of the crime stoked the fears of a generation who believed that the newly invented railway would "annihilate time and space."In Ruler of the Night, listeners feel they're actually on the harrowing fogbound streets of 1855 London as the brilliant Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey, and his irrepressible daughter, Emily, confront their most ruthless adversary. The stakes couldn't be greater: both the heart of Victorian society and De Quincey's tormented soul. The fast-paced narrative matches the speed with which the railway changed Victorian life. It brings back Scotland Yard detectives Ryan and Becker, along with Lord Palmerston, Queen Victoria, and Prince Albert, and introduces a host of new characters from this fascinating era. Master storyteller David Morrell transports listeners back in time, away from the modern world and into the dangerous shadows of the past.

All formats/editions

Author(s): David Morrell
Narrator(s): Neil Dickson
Product Number Z100118645
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781478943235
Author(s): David Morrell
Product Number EB00655371
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: #9780316269834

Professional reviews

"Narrator Neil Dickson delivers Victorian sensibilities with quiet assurance. David Morrell's conclusion to his 1850s trilogy features ingenious real-life opium-eater Thomas De Quincey and his partner in sleuthing, daughter Emily. The two are traveling by train from London to the Lake District, when a grisly murder, the first ever on this newfangled conveyance, threatens to sway an already dubious public against rail travel. Dickson provides both principal and secondary characters with unique personalities that reflect the buttoned-up moral scruples of the period. He delivers rich details, descriptions, and plummy accents when called for, and he is completely believable in imparting Morrell's informative background on the tragic occurrence that led the real De Quincey to opium addiction. To get the most out of them, listen to these three engaging mysteries in order. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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