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The Candle Man Audiobook

The Candle Man

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Publisher's Summary

1912: Locked in an eerily quiet dining room on the Titanic, a mysterious man tells a young girl his life story as the ship begins to sink. It all starts in Whitechapel, London in 1888....

In the small hours of the night in a darkened Whitechapel alley, young Mary Kelly stumbles upon a seriously injured man almost unconscious in the gutter. Two days later, an American gentleman wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of who he is or how he got there....

Back in 1912, as the Titanic begins its final shuddering descent, the truth behind a series of murders that have hung like a dark fog over London for more than two decades is about to be revealed....

©2012 Alex Scae (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Wickerman49 22/07/2014
    Wickerman49 22/07/2014

    Listen to audiobooks as cannot hold paperbacks due to disabilities. Love crime and fantasy. Best author ? Peter James.

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    "Unputdownable"
    Where does The Candle Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most absorbing novels I have heard in a long time. I would rank this very highly.


    What other book might you compare The Candle Man to, and why?

    Any books with stories revolving around London circa 1888 & Jack the Ripper.


    What does Robert G. Slade bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Extraordinary way of combining the historical events of 1888 & 1912.


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

    The narration between the two characters on the Titanic especially at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fantasy written around true facts from history, particularly if you are into Jack the Ripper or the Titanic disaster. Just bear in mind this is a fiction novel which enfolds the true facts that are known about both events but is a fascinating listen. Very highly rated 5 stars all round.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs A 31/07/2014
    Mrs A 31/07/2014 Member Since 2016

    Hello

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    "Excellent!"

    I loved this book! The story is gripping (especially towards the end) and I was very keen to listen to it for hours on end!
    I do not want to spoil the story for you, so I will be brief. It's a Jack the Ripper tale. Well it's a kind of Jack the Ripper tale - and once you have listened to it you will understand that statement :-)
    You will not be disappointed with this book at all - or if you are, just get audible customer services to re-credit you, but something tells me that you wont need too!
    I will be seeking more from this author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Aberdeenshire 21/07/2017
    Lee Aberdeenshire 21/07/2017 Member Since 2017

    I'm pink therefore I'm spam...

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    "Excellent,dark and well paced. A must read!"

    It's not often I'm blown away and scared by a novel and this book does both. Set mostly during Jack the Rippers murderous reign and seen from a purely fictitious angle - well from who Jack is anyway - the story moves along at a fair pace.

    It's dark and gory as it should be as it's set in a dark and gory time and the author managed to scare me on many occasions. I usually read/listen before bed but not with this one. My imagination took me to those dark, unlit, blood soaked Victorian streets.

    The narrator gives the characters a voice although, and this is nit picking, Marys voice did grate once or twice but that aside I would listen to him again. My first book by this author and I think I will buy another one to see what that's like.

    If you buy this book thinking it takes place on the Titanic you will be disappointed as that is just a minimal part of the plot.

    This book really is worth a credit and if you don't like it you can return it :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    P. E. Haynes usa 12/05/2017
    P. E. Haynes usa 12/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable enough and great narration"

    Brilliantly narrated - the range of voices and accents really helps bring the story to life.

    The story is decent enough, although it has less to do with the Titanic and everything to do with Jack the Ripper.

    It does follow one of the more well-known Ripper theories, although is built in such a way to make a good page turning piece of fiction as opposed to something close to reality. Not a bad thing really.

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    Lisa 09/03/2015
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    "Fantastic story
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    An excellent story narrated well. Two evemts in History combined very well and certainly makes you re-think your understanding of what you believe to be true.

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    Catherine Coles 23/11/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration"

    Interesting plot with twists and turns, I enjoyed the book more than I thought I would. The narration was excellent Robert Slade could have read a boring book and made it sound interesting

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    Helen Brighton, United Kingdom 05/03/2017
    Helen Brighton, United Kingdom 05/03/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "too much gruesome killing"

    The premise for all these murders was weak. Lots of unsavoury characters.
    The narrator was good except for one of the main characters Mary. Awful Welsh accent and why Welsh? Mary was from a poor working class background living in London.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    knittyboot 03/10/2014
    knittyboot 03/10/2014 Member Since 2017
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    "Really Good book"
    Any additional comments?

    This book takes an extremely well worn subject and treats it in a totally new way. Kept me guessing and all agog to the end. I chose it based solely on the narrator who, in most respects, is fab. There is an exception though, he does the most appalling Welsh accent. I could live with it and still enjoy the story but then I'm not Welsh! Overall the reading and the story were brilliant. Loved it!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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