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Robert B. Hudson

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  • The Fatal Flame

  • By: Lyndsay Faye
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

No one in 1840s New York likes fires, but Copper Star Timothy Wilde least of all. So when an arsonist with an agenda begins threatening Alderman Robert Symmes, a corrupt and powerful leader high in the Tammany Hall ranks, Wilde isn't thrilled to be involved. His reservations escalate further when his brother, Valentine, announces that he'll be running against Symmes in the upcoming election, making both himself and Timothy a host of powerful enemies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • horrible narrator ruins good story

  • By ChicagoCubsGrl on 06-19-15

The narrator is awful!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-16

First off I can't believe that the company changed narrators two thirds the way thru a trilogy. Stephen Boyer was terrific in the first two. I came to really like the characters and knew what they all sounded like. Then not only did they change narrators but the guy they picked for this book was terrible. He sounded like a much older person who didn't have good control of his voice. Boyer made you believe what he was reading was actually happening. The new narrator just sounded like someone reading a book with no feeling. Ugh! I am so bummed.

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