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Fall of Man in Wilmslow Audiobook

Fall of Man in Wilmslow

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June 8, 1954. Alan Turing, the visionary mathematician, is found dead at his home in sleepy Wilmslow, dispatched by a poisoned apple.

Taking the case, Detective Constable Corell quickly learns Turing is a convicted homosexual. Confident it's a suicide, he's nonetheless confounded by official secrecy over Turing's war record. What's more, Turing's sexuality appears to be causing alarm among the intelligence services - could he have been blackmailed by Soviet spies?

Stumbling across evidence of Turing's genius, and sensing an escape from his narrow life, Corell soon becomes captivated by Turing's brilliant and revolutionary work and begins to dig deeper. But in the paranoid, febrile atmosphere of the Cold War, loose cannons cannot be tolerated. As his innocent curiosity fast takes him far out of his depth, Corell realises he has much to learn about the dangers of forbidden knowledge.

©2009 David Lagercrantz (P)2015 Quercus Editions Ltd

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    Chris Edinburgh 31/07/2015
    Chris Edinburgh 31/07/2015 Member Since 2013
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    Great idea but lacked in execution. It felt too crafted but lacked engagement and built little empathy with characters. Worth a read/listen if you're interested in Turing.

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    Mikey poole, United Kingdom 15/05/2015
    Mikey poole, United Kingdom 15/05/2015 Member Since 2014

    My perfect night in: Cup of tea, all my wonderful audible books and dramas and a comfortable seat on top of my bed. Nuf sed'

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    I need to be careful when writing this review. The storyline was fantastic and written superbly, with a fantastic spin on real life events surrounding a man of genius and supreme intellect. Alan Turing was a genius. Born in 1912 and died in 1954, this was an interesting take on events surrounding his "suicide".

    You will notice I haven't given this audiobook a great rating. This is because I felt the narration was extremely poor, and I am sure that is the reason for my not liking it. However, that is not enough for me to slate this book. Especially as the first reviewer, I would feel I am not giving you a clear enough picture. I still recommend people buy and listen to this, maybe you will enjoy it more than I did. Just because I found the narration to be poor that doesn't necessarily mean you will.

    Buy it and give it a go. I would rather be honest and paint a clear picture for future listeners rather than lie and say how great I found it just to chase "likes" on my reviews.

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    Amazon Customer UK 07/08/2016
    Amazon Customer UK 07/08/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "david lagercranz is s good sorry teller."

    I came to this book because u limed the easy he had written the girl in the spiders Web.tyke subject is tragic and tells us s lot about the prejudice of war torn UK and post war Britain. I like the easy he weaves the story to expose the prejudice whilst exploring the struggles of those who were becoming more enlightened.

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