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The Name of the Star
- By: Maureen Johnson
- Narrated by: Nicola Barber
- Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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.
Boarding school fiction with a paranormal twist.
- By Noelle M. on 07-30-15
Read the physical book
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!