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Burton and Swinburne
Books in series8
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(3.9 based on 2059 ratings)
  • 1

    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
    (1135)
    Performance
    (1010)
    Story
    (1013)

    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"
    Fun Steampunk but on the outlandish side

    Good:
    -- a sweeping vision of steampunk fantasy with a whole range of technologies and factions clashing amidst 'stiff upper lip' Victorian Englan..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 08 2012 by Robert (San Francisco, CA, United States)
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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
    (26)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Sir Richard Francis Burton is an explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman. His reputation has been tarnished, his career is in tatters, and his former partner is missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne is an unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade, for whom pain is pleasure and brandy is ruin. The two men are sucked into the perilous depths of this moral and ethical vacuum, when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women.

    Simon says: "bloody brilliant"
    bloody brilliant

    Wow. What a story, what a series!!

    Mark Hodder spins a brilliant yarn. He winds real historical characters into a complex evolving steampunk..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 05 2012 by Simon (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2

    The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man: Burton & Swinburne, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (406)

    When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection - black diamonds rumored to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. His investigation leads to involvement with the media sensation of the age: the Tichborne Claimant, a man who insists that he's the long lost heir to the cursed Tichborne estate.

    Chris - Audible says: "Another excellent installment."
    Another excellent installment.

    Clockwork Man picks up shortly after the end of Hodder’s first alternate-history, steampunk mystery and provides an if-not-better-then-equally-enjoyab..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2012 by Chris - Audible (Newark, NJ, United States)
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    The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man: Burton & Swinburne, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    It is 1862, though not the 1862 it should be. Time has been altered, and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the king's agent, is one of the few people who know that the world is now careening along a very different course from that which Destiny intended. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection of black diamonds.

    W. says: "Particularly liked the Volkswagen Beetle"
    Particularly liked the Volkswagen Beetle

    Good story though the plot line is mostly transparent. Love the way historical figures are woven in and re-interpreted in the series.

    Reviewed on August 13 2013 by W. (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • 3

    Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon: Burton & Swinburne, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (261)

    It is 1863, but not the one it should be. Time has veered wildly off course, and moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war. Prime Minister Lord Palmerston believes that by possessing the three Eyes of Naga he'll be able to manipulate events and avoid the war. He already has two of the stones, but he needs Sir Richard Francis Burton to recover the third.

    Chris - Audible says: "Almost, but not quite."
    Almost, but not quite.

    In the words of our hero, Sir Richard Francis Burton, “Bismillah!” This book was...not as good as the first two. I hate to say it. It hurts me to say ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2012 by Chris - Audible (Newark, NJ, United States)
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    Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon: Burton & Swinburne, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Africa, 1863. Sir Richard Francis Burton is an explorer, a linguist, a scholar, and the king's agent - or is he a puppet being manipulated by forces he cannot understand? A race to find the source of the Nile! Algernon Charles Swinburne is a famous young flame-haired poet, thrill-seeker, and follower of the Marquis de Sade. Here they are, back to where the adventure began. It is 1863, but not the one it should be. Time has veered wildly off course, and moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war.

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  • 4

    The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi: Burton & Swinburne, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    Burton and Swinburne return in a new series! The Beast is coming. History will be remade. Since the assassination of Queen Victoria in 1840, a cabal of prominent men - including King George V, HRH Prince Albert, Benjamin Disraeli, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel - has received guidance from the afterlife. The spirit of a dead mystic, Abdu El Yezdi, has helped them to steer the empire into a period of unprecedented peace and creativity. But on the eve of a groundbreaking alliance with the newly formed Greater German Confederation, scientists, surgeons, and engineers are being abducted - including Brunel!

    carmen says: "The fourth in the series did not disappoint"
    The fourth in the series did not disappoint

    This is by far my favorite series. You can listen to the book even if you didn't listen to the others. If you have read the others you will know what ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2013 by carmen (OFallon, MO, United States)
  • 5

    The Return of the Discontinued Man: Burton & Swinburne, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    It's 9 p.m. on February 15, 1860, and Charles Babbage, the British Empire's most brilliant scientist, performs an experiment. Within moments, blood red snow falls from the sky and Spring Heeled Jack pops out of thin air in London's Leicester Square. Though utterly disoriented and apparently insane, the strange creature is intent on one thing: hunting Sir Richard Francis Burton!

    William says: "weak start , strong finish"
    weak start , strong finish

    The plot of the book is a little confusing at the start. at the start no clear time or event to demarcate each of Burton's changes realities, Once Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2014 by William (San Pablo, CA, United States)