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The Ruby in the Smoke Audiobook

The Ruby in the Smoke

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Publisher's Summary

An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London.

When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.

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  • anita warburton
    8/14/16
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    "ruby in the smoke good"

    good story with a few twists great narration by anton lesser
    looking forward to the next book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aruna Limoli
    London, EC3M 1DT
    7/27/16
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    "Great audio book"

    Loved it but then again I like all Philip Pullman writing. The narration was lovely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London, UK
    7/21/16
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    "Enthralling !"

    absolutely loved it. will definitely continue with the series.
    Philip Pullman is a master of words!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/28/16
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    "beautiful"

    the combination of Philip Pullman's prose and Anton Lesser's performance is - as always - beautiful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. B. A. Leatham
    UK
    4/15/16
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    "Could t put this down!"

    A brilliant book and fabulous narrator, who kept me wanting to listen until the very end. The characters really came to life and I'm already looking forward to hearing the next in the series.
    Philip Pullman is a wonderful writer, I haven read r heard a book yet that I haven't enjoyed.
    I recommend this story to older children seeking adventure, teenage girls who need a positive role model, although not condoning the gun or trying opium. But Sally Lockhearts' character is one of positive attitude even in difficult situations
    Also recommended to adults who love being swept away by a brilliant story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David Fox
    2/24/16
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    "Beautifully read"

    I'm a great fan of northern lights and wanted to try some more Phillip Pulman, enjoyed the writing for the most part, but felt the story lost momentum at the end and it was a week ending of convenience to lead into the next book . Nevertheless enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica
    1/11/16
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    "Fantastic storywriting and storytelling"
    What made the experience of listening to The Ruby in the Smoke the most enjoyable?

    The fantastic and character-filled voice of Anton Lesser. He can voice anyone and everyone and make them sound fantastic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great plot. Meant to be a YA fiction novel, but it translates well and is suitable for adults too - it does not come across facile or boring or awkward as some YA novels have (when listened to as an adult - there are no moments of feeling too old to listen to this) .
    Nice, slightly fantastic plot that allows for some good escapism.


    What about Anton Lesser’s performance did you like?

    Everything. He is a great voice actor.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I did, even sitting in the car on the drive for to hear the last five minutes before I went into the house to get on with the rest of my life!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Matthews
    12/27/15
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    "Gripping"

    I Couldn't put it down. Brilliant book. Exciting and challenging. Not for young kids though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DancingGnome
    12/1/15
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    "A beautifully written and narrated adventure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ruby in the Smoke to be better than the print version?

    I read the print copy before downloading the audio edition, but can safely say that this edition complements the text.


    What other book might you compare The Ruby in the Smoke to, and why?

    A tricky question! This has an array of excellent characters, both likeable and grotesque, an intricate plot, and is firmly grounded in the streets of Victorian London.


    Which character – as performed by Anton Lesser – was your favourite?

    Both Jim and Mrs Holland really came to life thanks to Lesser's interpretation and performance.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A secret has travelled from India to London, via the South China Sea. But when unravelled, secrets can kill...


    Any additional comments?

    The Ruby in the Smoke is a fantastic introduction to the world of Sally Lockhart - a modern woman in Victorian London, seeking to comprehend her father's death.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    10/5/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Well written and structured with plenty of twists. And great delivery by Anton Lesser, perfect voice for this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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