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  • The Name of the Star

  • By: Maureen Johnson
  • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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  • Performance
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  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 264

The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it’s the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city - gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific work of Jack the Ripper in the autumn of 1888. Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Boarding school fiction with a paranormal twist.

  • By Noelle M. on 07-30-15

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Reviewed: 01-13-18

I had read this book a few years ago and was delighted to find it again. I was excited to hear one of my favorite stories acted out. However, I was disappointed with how weak and fragile the main character sounded. She's a strong southern girl with personality, it threw me off to hear her voice as light and dainty.

Taking that into consideration, the story is so good that I was still able to enjoy all of its twists and turns all the way to it's magical ending!

Great book.