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The Heartbeat Thief

Narrated by: Leander David Flathers
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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It's a little bit Jane Austen, a little bit Edgar Allan Poe, and a whole lot of stealing heartbeats in order to stay young and beautiful forever....

Haunted by a crushing fear of death, a young Victorian woman discovers the secret of eternal youth - she must surrender her life to attain it, and steal heartbeats to keep it.

In 1860 Surrey, a young woman has only one occupation: to marry. Senza Fyne is beautiful, intelligent, and lacks neither wealth nor connections. Finding a husband shouldn't be difficult, not when she has her entire life before her. But it's not life that preoccupies her thoughts. It's death - and that shadowy spectre haunts her every step. 

So does Mr. Knell. Heart-thumpingly attractive, obviously eligible - he'd be her perfect match if only he wasn't so macabre. All his talk about death, all that teasing about knowing how to avoid it...

When her mother arranges a courtship with another man, Senza is desperate for escape from a dull prescripted destiny. Impulsively, she takes Knell up on his offer. He casts a spell that frees her from the cruelty of time and the threat of death - but at a steep price. In order to maintain eternal youth, she must feed on the heartbeats of others.

From the posh London season to the back alleys of Whitechapel, across the Channel, across the Pond, across the seas of Time...

How far will Senza Fyne go to avoid death?

©2015 Ash Krafton (P)2019 Ash Krafton

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Wonderful narration!

The narrator really did a wonderful job! It’s very dramatic and keeps the listener wanting to hear more.

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An amazing review of an amazing book!

The narrator really brings this book to life! He does an outstanding job! I can't wait to hear this narrator's next book!

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Great performance!

The voice acting was engaging and really brought the context of the book to life!

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An Amazing Achievement

This is a lovely story told in the most lavish way. Beautifully written and astoundingly narrated. I don't know how the narrator did it. There must be upwards of 40 different character voices in this masterpiece! Leander David Flathers is a genius. He should win some kind of award for this great work!