Burton and Swinburne
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.1 based on 518 ratings)
  • 1
    The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1 | Mark Hodder

    The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack: Burton & Swinburne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (143)

    Sir Richard Francis Burton is an explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman. His reputation has been tarnished, his career is in tatters, and his former partner is missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne is an unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade, for whom pain is pleasure and brandy is ruin. The two men are sucked into the perilous depths of this moral and ethical vacuum, when Lord Palmerston commissions Burton to investigate assaults on young women.

    Steam Punked and Loving it

    I stumbled across this book after doing some research on Spring Heeled Jack. I fell in love with it and could not stop listening. The characters are ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 August 2012 by Cosima (SOUTH CADBURY, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man: Burton & Swinburne, Book 2 | Mark Hodder

    The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man: Burton & Swinburne, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    It is 1862, though not the 1862 it should be. Time has been altered, and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the king's agent, is one of the few people who know that the world is now careening along a very different course from that which Destiny intended. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection of black diamonds.

    This book is fantastic

    I have loved this book. The story swings along with a brilliant naration. The characters have depth and the story is inventive and funny. The only ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 March 2013 by Frankieg3 (Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon: Burton & Swinburne, Book 3 | Mark Hodder

    Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon: Burton & Swinburne, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    Africa, 1863. Sir Richard Francis Burton is an explorer, a linguist, a scholar, and the king's agent - or is he a puppet being manipulated by forces he cannot understand? A race to find the source of the Nile! Algernon Charles Swinburne is a famous young flame-haired poet, thrill-seeker, and follower of the Marquis de Sade. Here they are, back to where the adventure began. It is 1863, but not the one it should be. Time has veered wildly off course, and moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war.

    A Weak End to a Great Series

    I really enjoyed this trilogy but it has to be said that this closes the series more with a steam powered whimper than a clockwork bang. Burton and Sw..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 April 2013 by Moonface (Buildwas, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi: Burton & Swinburne, Book 4 | Mark Hodder

    The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi: Burton & Swinburne, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    Burton & Swinburne return in a new series! The Beast is coming. History will be remade. Since the assassination of Queen Victoria in 1840, a cabal of prominent men - including King George V, HRH Prince Albert, Benjamin Disraeli, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel - has received guidance from the afterlife. The spirit of a dead mystic, Abdu El Yezdi, has helped them to steer the empire into a period of unprecedented peace and creativity. But on the eve of a groundbreaking alliance with the newly formed Greater German Confederation, scientists, surgeons, and engineers are being abducted - including Brunel!

    The best of the series so far.

    I had originally though this series was a trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed them all. I was very surprised to find out there was more as the story seemed..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 February 2016 by N16 (LDN)
  • 5
    The Return of the Discontinued Man: Burton & Swinburne, Book 5 | Mark Hodder

    The Return of the Discontinued Man: Burton & Swinburne, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    It's 9 p.m. on February 15, 1860, and Charles Babbage, the British Empire's most brilliant scientist, performs an experiment. Within moments, blood red snow falls from the sky and Spring Heeled Jack pops out of thin air in London's Leicester Square. Though utterly disoriented and apparently insane, the strange creature is intent on one thing: hunting Sir Richard Francis Burton!

    A flight through time tying up loose ends... maybe

    moving, dark, glorious

    Reviewed on 09 November 2014 by C. Douglass (Cheshire, England)
  • 6
    The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats: Burton & Swinburne, Book 6 | Mark Hodder

    The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats: Burton & Swinburne, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mark Hodder
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Sir Richard Francis Burton's expedition has returned from the future, bringing with it knowledge of technologies that must remain secret if history is to proceed as it should. However, when one of his colleagues turns rogue, the secret falls into the hands of the very people most likely to misuse it.

    great conclusion to a brilliant series

    it has taken me some time to approach this story as I knew this was the last one, but I'm glad I finally did.

    it was a very enjoyable adventu..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 September 2016 by Amazon Customer ()