Langdon St Ives
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UNABRIDGED
(3.7 based on 54 ratings)
  • 1
    Homunculus: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 1 | James P Blaylock

    Homunculus: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James P Blaylock
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead.... A comic science-fiction novel first published in 1986. It took the Philip K Dick award that year, and was the second book in Blaylock's loose steampunk trilogy, following The Digging Leviathan (1984) and preceding Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992).

    Over the top in the right kind of way

    "Does the night seem uncommonly full of dead men and severed heads to you?"

    Langdon St. Ives is a man of science and a member of the Royal So..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2012 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 2
    Lord Kelvin's Machine: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 2 | James P Blaylock

    Lord Kelvin's Machine: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By James P Blaylock
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (16)
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    (15)
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    In Victorian London, Alice, the wife of scientist-explorer Langdon St. Ives, is murdered by his arch-nemesis, the hunchback Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. St. Ives and his valet, Hasbro, pursue Narbondo across Norway, contesting Narbondo's plot to destroy the earth and, later, efforts to revivify Narbondo's apparently frozen corpse. In the process, St. Ives gains access to a powerful device created by Lord Kelvin, which allows St. Ives to travel through time.

    A steampunk adventure with time paradoxes

    3.5 stars. Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

    James P. Blaylock returns to Victorian England in another steampunk adventure with scient..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2015 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 3
    The Aylesford Skull: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 3 | James P Blaylock

    The Aylesford Skull: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By James P Blaylock
    • Narrated By William Gaminara
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A skeletal hand clutching an iron key lies hidden within a mermaid's wooden sarcophagus; a hand-drawn map is stolen from beneath the floorboards an old museum. All while an eccentric inventor - he Sleeper - dreams of a passage to the centre of the hollow earth. And by dreaming, brings the passage into being....

    Absurd steampunk with a subtle wit

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

    James P. Blaylock is most famous for being a protégé of Philip K. Dick and, along with his friends K..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2015 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
  • 4
    Beneath London: Langdon St. Ives | James P. Blaylock

    Beneath London: Langdon St. Ives

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By James P. Blaylock
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The collapse of the Victoria Embankment uncovers a passage to an unknown realm beneath the city. Langdon St. Ives sets out to explore it, not knowing that a brilliant and wealthy psychopathic murderer is working to keep the underworld s secrets hidden for reasons of his own.

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