Jackaby

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD12291
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781622314829
Narrator/s: Nicola Barber
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Description

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1890, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary-including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby's assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local police seem adamant to deny. While Abigail finds herself drawn to Jackaby's keen intelligence and his sensitivity to phenomena others barely perceive, her feelings are confused by the presence of Charlie, a handsome young policeman willing to help Jackaby and Abigail on the case. But is Charlie's offer a sincere desire to be of service, or is some darker motive at work.

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Author(s): William Ritter
Series: Jackaby Series No: 1

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eAudio
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Author(s): William Ritter
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
Series:
Product Number Z100011679
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781622314836
eBook
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Author(s): William Ritter
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Product Number EB00300847
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781616204341

Professional reviews

"Narrator Nicola Barber introduces listeners to RitterÕs paranormal investigative team, R.F. Jackaby and his new assistant, Abigail Rook. They dog the footsteps of a serial killer who racks up an unsettling number of victims. In a race against time, Jackaby pits his encyclopedic knowledge against the killerÕs insatiable need for blood. BarberÕs narration illuminates RitterÕs motley charactersÑfrom the enigmatic Jackaby to a banshee and a hospitable ghost. The personality that Barber creates for Jackaby is not entirely successful. While her decision to have Jackaby elongate his words and emphasize certain syllables is memorable, it may not accurately represent JackabyÕs eerie prescience. Muddy production quality further distracts from this intriguing series opener. C.A. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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