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- By: Sarah Perry
- Narrated by: Emilia Fox
- Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change. A strange manuscript has come into her possession. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history, which all record sightings of a tall, silent woman in black, with unblinking eyes and bleeding feet: Melmoth, the loneliest being in the world. Condemned to walk the Earth forever, she tries to beguile the guilty and lure them away for a lifetime wandering alongside her.
- By PrimaDiva on 06-03-19
A memorable read this. There is great structure and depth and it is genuinely unnerving as a result. I have lived and worked in Prague and Sarah Perry captures the underlying darkness of the city particularly well. All of the historic settings are convincing and the whole is clearly well researched. A superb gothic novel.
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- By: Ted Simon
- Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
- Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity
Makes me want to travel further.
- By RoadKingScot on 26-07-19
One of the best
Where does Jupiter's Travels rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
For me this is the best all round audio book I have heard in this genre and certainly one of the best of any genre
Who was your favorite character and why?
Ted brilliantly portrays the many varied characters he encounters
What does Ted Simon and Rupert Degas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Rupert Degas is a superlative narrator. This one really shows what an audio book can add
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
Richly atmospheric, varied and entertaining throughout. This is a great armchair travel experience.