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Who or what is responsible for the gruesome deaths of members of the secret society known as the Order of Osiris....
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Four original, unabridged, full-cast productions of Gail Carriger's most beloved fantasy short stories....
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Book 3 in the Whyborne & Griffin series
Previous book: Threshold
Mysterious happenings are nothing new to reclusive scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne, but finding one of his colleagues screaming for help in the street is rather unusual. Allan Tambling claims he can't remember any of the last hour - but someone murdered his uncle, and Allan is covered in blood.
Whyborne's lover, dashing ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty, agrees to prove Allan's innocence. But when Allan is deemed insane and locked away in the Stormhaven Lunatic Asylum, Griffin finds himself reliving the horrifying memories of his own ordeal inside a madhouse.
Along with their friend Christine, the two men become drawn deeper and deeper into a dark web of conspiracy, magic, and murder. Their only clue: a missing artifact depicting an unknown god. Who stole the artifact, and why can't Allan remember what happened? And what is the truth behind the terrible experiments conducted on Stormhaven's forbidden fourth floor?
It will take all of Whyborne's sorcery and Griffin's derring-do to stop the murderers and save Allan. But first, they must survive an even greater challenge: a visit from Griffin's family.
I don't know how many books are in this series, but I hope they keep coming. This is a wonderful 3rd installment in the Whyborne & Griffin romance/adventures. This is a turning point in their relationship, as well as Whyborne's increasing paranormal abilities. The story continues to bring the tenderness and love of their relationship by introducing more of Griffin's backstory and a visit from his parents. Of course chaos of the paranormal kind ensues. I loved it. Definitely worth a credit, but you really have to read this series in order.
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So good! I really enjoy the supernatural aspect of each book and Mr. Simmons naration is excellent. He brings Whyborne to life for me and love the friendship and camaraderie of the three leads. I can't wait for the next installment!
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Great story and amazing sex. Ms Hawks sizzling sex scenes caused my paint to get uncomfortably tight several times! Wish she had a better narrator who had both different character voicing as well as a better grasp on phasing for the time period.
There have been noticeable improvements in the story, narration, and quality of the audio sin e the first in this series, Widdershins. I'm very pleased that I chose to stick with it, despite the rough start with the audio quality in the first book. I've only grown to love the characters more and more and I truly enjoy the enthusiasm Julian G. Simmons brings to the story.
Where does Stormhaven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Stormhaven is a book that is most eye-opening if you have already read the preceding books. The emotional, somewhat turbulent, ever-colorful life that our heroes live is never more engaging and surprising.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
The plot kept me guessing, and I'm usually pretty good at predicting where a story is going. I like that. This one had many twists and turns that were hard to see coming.
Did Julian G. Simmons do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Well, Julian, I'm sure, is a wonderful person, however, he will never be my favorite narrator. That said, the story is easy to follow with each character having some distinctive quality to the way they are voiced.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
An eventful romp by the sea with the Whyborne family.
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The ending ended up being a surprise for sure. Glad to have gotten all the way to the end.
Like the title suggests another great chapter in the lives of our two heroes and their outspoken side-kick. Loved it. It flowed great. The reader was great again. Looking forward to the next chapter.
It's almost hard to read or listen to this one from how it deals with the worst of humanity and our history. But like all the W&G, it's worth it. And it fits perfectly into the series and its well crafted whole.
I love the series and I love the characters. The author breathe life into and there failings and quirks just make them more lovable. the magic in this story was the best yet
If you could sum up Stormhaven in three words, what would they be?
Terrifying, Emotional. Rollercoaster
What other book might you compare Stormhaven to and why?
I cannot think of a comparable book however the themes of supernatural, what is within and, feeds into our everyday anxieties.
What about Julian G. Simmons’s performance did you like?
He conveys emotion very well. He is also able to build the excitement level.
Who was the most memorable character of Stormhaven and why?
Hard to pick just one as Griffin and Whyborne are both essential characters that ave a symbiotic relationship.
Any additional comments?
This series gets better and better. The two central characters are fully developed as is their close friend Christine. You feel them grow as individuals as the series goes on as does the depth of their friendship.<br/>The key theme in is about the mind and how we can connect with others. <br/>This is underpinned with an exciting plot which for the period ( peak of the industrial revolution) it is set in has to encompass society's view on sexuality, gender roles and mental illness.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This book is as good if not better then the first 2 books. Im so excited and patiently waiting for books 4 and 5 to hit the audio library.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Stormhaven?
Just the love and compassion that Griffin and Whyborn have.
Which character – as performed by Julian G. Simmons – was your favorite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I wish I had that much time to spend in a day devoted to listening.
Any additional comments?
Keep up the great work Jordan Hawk and Julian Simmons.