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Shannon

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  • The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (1068)
    Performance
    (952)
    Story
    (953)

    Sir Richard Francis Burton and Algernon Charles Swinburne are sucked into the perilous depths of a moral and ethical vacuum when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women committed by a weird apparition known as Spring Heeled Jack - and to find out why werewolves are terrorizing London's East End.

    Robert says: "Fun Steampunk but on the outlandish side"
    "Social Commentary hidden in an Excellent Story"
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    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack the most enjoyable?

    Gerard Doyle's ability to flawlessly define every character and give them unmistakable personality was a pleasure. The clever story gives steampunk a reason to exist central to the plot and chases it's own tail through all three books!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Richard Francis Burton, the genius adventurer is the picture of the african explorer! He is an honorable man of action!


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His characterizations add a dimension to the characters that transcend the written word.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, it was a wonderful epiphany.


    Any additional comments?

    This book truly puts the PUNK in Steampunk. It uses the genre as it SHOULD be used, to examine the ethical conflicts inherent in rampant technological progress. Thus making it relevant to the world we live in.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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