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Pryde and the Infernal Device | [Malcolm Archibald]

Pryde and the Infernal Device

It is 1805, and England is in the midst of her war with France under Napoleon. Matthew Pryde, employed as engineer at a coal mine in Kent, is regarded as the perfect "spy" to send across the English Channel to investigate rumours that the French are digging a tunnel underneath the Channel. Matthew travels to France, accompanied by the mysterious Mr Black - and the rather unexpected addition of the unconventional Kate Denton - to try to find the existence of a tunnel on the French side.
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It is 1805, and England is in the midst of her war with France under Napoleon. Matthew Pryde, employed as engineer at a coal mine in Kent, is regarded as the perfect "spy" to send across the English Channel to investigate rumours that the French are digging a tunnel underneath the Channel.

Matthew travels to France, accompanied by the mysterious Mr Black - and the rather unexpected addition of the unconventional Kate Denton - to try to find the existence of a tunnel on the French side.

What then follows is a treacherous journey across Republican France, and a close encounter with the Revolution's most effective form of punishment, the guillotine...

©2009 Malcolm Archibald; (P)2009 Soundings

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  • Steven
    hinckley, Leices, United Kingdom
    7/3/10
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    "A Good Tale"

    A great little novel, with a lovely plot on an historical fact of an idea. Very enjoyable listening and well read by Mr Keeble.

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  • Roger
    Kenley, Surrey, United Kingdom
    5/19/10
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    "Utterly awful."

    I downloaded this book following a good review in The Guardian. What a terrible mistake. The narrator makes the most of what he has to work with - although there is a sense that even he looses heart at about the half way mark given the appalling writing which repeats, and repeats and then repeats it's self. The main problem is that Malcolm Archibald is a very poor writer. The plot is laughable - the attention to period detail negligable. The dialogue between characters is just pathetic - failing to reach 'A' level standard. There are just so many better books to listen to than this - which is just 8 hours of wasted time. Rather than this, why not consider 'Stones Fall' - better in every way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allen
    United Kingdom
    4/15/09
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    "gripping story"

    Having read the book, I listened to the audio version while travelling at work. It was just as good: Archibald's text transfers very well to the spoken word: it was like listening to a play.
    All credit to the reader, Jonathan Keeble, who kept the flow smooth, even with the Geordie and French accents.
    Overall, this was a highly enjoyable listening experience.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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