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The Ruby in the Smoke | [Philip Pullman]

The Ruby in the Smoke

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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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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  • Chloe
    Coventry UK
    8/10/13
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    "A steampunk mystery"
    Where does The Ruby in the Smoke rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would put The Ruby in the Smoke in the top ten of audiobooks I have listened to - although aimed at young adults and being a relatively short novel, I found I couldn't stop listening when I got the chance and finished it in a couple of days. I had never read any Philip Pullman novels before but on the strength of this one I have purchased six more and downloaded the BBC adaptations of this novel and its sequel.


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

    There are elements of Dickens, Pratchett - all kinds of influences are apparent - but I couldn't say that it reminded me of any particular novel


    What about Anton Lesser’s performance did you like?

    Anton Lesser produced a convincing performance that never intruded on the narrative - his Sally was surprisingly good.


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

    I don't think there were any especially moving moments (though this is more than made up for by the sequel novel), it was generally quite upbeat despite delving into some murky issues.


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  • Smuggler
    PONTEFRACT, United Kingdom
    9/1/12
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    "Sally Lockheart Stories are excellent"

    You should download the Sally Lockheart series.
    Narration - 5 stars
    Stories - 5 stars
    Absolutely brilliant

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