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Stalking Jack the Ripper Audiobook

Stalking Jack the Ripper

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Publisher's Summary

Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion.

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

The story's shocking twists and turns will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Kerri Maniscalco (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Audrey Rose Wadsworth prefers breeches to ball gowns, autopsies to afternoon tea, and scalpels to knitting needles. Though her father, Lord Edmund, has forbidden it, Audrey covertly studies forensic medicine...while 'the Ripper' remains two steps ahead, lurking where Audrey least expects...." (Booklist)

"This is a book that will keep you up at night and haunt you during the day." (Beth Revis, author of the New York Times best-selling series Across the Universe)

"Kerri Maniscalco paints a picture of nineteenth-century London that lives and breathes in wonderfully sinister fashion. You won't want to put this book down." (Renee Ahdieh, author of the New York Times best seller The Wrath and the Dawn)

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    lauren 10-03-16
    lauren 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great listen"

    The performance is amazing! The story is gripping. I would recommend to anyone not just people who enjoy mysteries

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 05-05-17
    Jessica 05-05-17
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    "OMG SUCH A GEM"
    Where does Stalking Jack the Ripper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10! The dialogue is amazing and the addition of James Patterson's expertise clearly shows and if you are knowledgeable of the Jack the Ripper story you will find many easter eggs here.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The performance was amazing, it made the story so much more enthralling.


    What does Nicola Barber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accents were impeccable and added so much flavor!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was all great


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lena Lynn 01-20-17
    Lena Lynn 01-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Why does everyone love this so much?"

    I will admit the actual plot pf this fantastic, it flowed really well and was a quick read. Now getting onto Audrey Rose. I am so tired of every ya book being "firey headstrong to the point of being illogical" female character falling wayyy to fast for a "hot arrogant jerk". I was super excited because I had heard she was really girly and liked pretty dresses, I thought it could be interesting. That being said this book did not hold up, if a female character is super girl how are you having her aunt scold her for dressing like a tomboy. Also having a character who is interested in basically being a medical examiner amd yet is almost squeamish and so sensitive about death came off as a joke. It especially came off as a joke when a boy taught her to look past this. If that's going to be character development why can't someone other than a love interest help her? That is so overdone.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-16-17
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    "Thrilling"

    I found this book to be very intriguing. I reviewed it with four stars for the beautiful plot and the wonderful characters. The ending was very exciting.

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    Anonymous 11-08-17
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    "I really loved this book!!!"

    I really enjoyed this book I actually read the second in the series first and then went back and read this one I finished it in two days lol that's how much I liked it!!!

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    Kaleigh 10-30-17
    Kaleigh 10-30-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A great book!"

    I loved this! Audrey Rose is such an inspiration! She was so smart and confident. Thomas was a sweetheart! The narration was great! The accents were done well. There was only one thing I didn’t like. The end was anticlimactic. It was emotional and interesting, but not that exciting. However, I will be reading the next one!

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    Paula 10-24-17
    Paula 10-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "So worth it!"

    I did not have high expectations regarding this book, so it surprised me! I loved the story and found this take on Jack the Ripper very unique and original. The main characters were entertaining, had sense of humor and were extremely intelligent which made this read that much better. The plot itself kept me guessing, something that it's always good. I also have to comment on the narrator, she was fantastic! I am very picky when it comes to narrators, but she did an amazing job and I am looking forward to listening more from her!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dhouses 10-23-17
    dhouses 10-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved"

    I love stories that have mystery in them. This story did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend reading or listening to this book.

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    patty 10-20-17
    patty 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story lune"

    struggled to keep each character straight in the readin but I would recommend this book

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    Ethereal Theory 10-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Witty banter, chilling murders, & a lil steampunk!"

    This was a great read. I thought that it gave an interesting look at perhaps the most infamous unsolved murder case in Europe. The writing is well paced and it isn't overly gory with the murder details. I am not into violet horror books. This books has moments of witty dialoge that remind me of Pride and Prejudice. Also, the main character actually has a living parent who does care about what their teenage child is up to, so that does set this apart from many YA novels for me. The characters are well developed and the setting is easy to picture and descriptive enough to make you feel like you can really see things how the character sees them.
    The voices are well done. I really like this narrator.
    The only thing that I would change is to add a bit more action. While the desciptions of the crime scenes are good and they do help to move the story along, I would have enjoyed a bit more action and a few more close calls with the Ripper and our main characters. Not a major issue at all, just a personal preference. Overall I really enjoyed this book and plan to read the next in this series immediately!

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  • Kathleen-Ann
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    11/1/16
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    "Maybe I'm being too harsh"

    I'm not the intended target market for this story, however, YA fiction is one of my guilty pleasures if I can find those little gems which aren't overly throbbing with angsty hormones and ruining (for me) what otherwise could have been an enjoyable tale.

    This take on the 'Ripper' mystery we've all heard details of is nothing new and quite obvious from early on and I don't usually tend to mind grammatical inconsistencies but I find some of the very modern language used here to be one more reason to not love this book.

    The cast of characters were flat but some of them, especially the young apprentice Dr. Thomas and the almost just as young chief of police, to have a spark of something about them that might be potental to be great characters if developed.

    I've read worse but I wasn't excited by this and wish I'd used my credit elsewhere.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Holly
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    10/18/17
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    "Gripping"

    Brilliant narration, It was immediately gripping, and I was hooked throughout the entire story. Nicola Barber did a fantastic job with the narration, and it is one of the best audio books I've listened to, I would definately recommend it.

    The story was thrilling and very enjoyable. It could be somewhat gory in places and within the first 5 minutes I wondered if I might be a bit too squeamish for it! The descriptions were vivid and at one point I swear I could actually smell the dead bodies. I wouldn't suggest reading/listening while eating noodles or tomato soup! It added to the atmosphere though and built up a brilliant, enticing plot which held my attention and intrigue.

    Well worth checking out this book especially if you enjoy thrillers, mysteries and horror genres. 

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/12/16
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    "loved it!! can't wait for the next book"

    Brilliant book loved the story and the twists were great, also loved the narrator s accent perfectly suited the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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