Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £16.09

Buy Now for £16.09

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

London 1884. Electricity pioneer Simon Borthwick lights up Victorian London with a stunning illuminations display - then shoots himself in a hansom cab.

Plucky Fleet Street reporter Penny Green witnesses the inventor's death and suspects the clue to his suicide lies in a mysterious letter he left behind. But can she persuade Inspector James Blakely of Scotland Yard that a crime has been committed?

Borthwick isn't the only person who died that day, and Penny soon encounters a shadowy world which the police can't get close to. When the intimidation begins, Penny starts to fear for her own safety. James does what he can to protect her, but is it enough?

©2018 Emily Organ (P)2019 Tantor

What listeners say about The Inventor

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    4
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Didn’t like the narration

I’ve read all of the books so far in this series, but decided to listen to this one. Big mistake. Why is it that people from the south think everyone from the north has a Yorkshire accent? It sounded like a 9 year old reading aloud in class, I’ll continue to read, but not listen.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Linda Brimmer
  • Linda Brimmer
  • 24-04-21

Lights, Action ,Murder. Mystery

Loved the historical and Victorian setting and much interesting information regarding many subject, from Bogata, Columbia to the fashionable society and crime ridden streets of London. However, the story did drag somewhat in the middle. But never fear, it picked up and raced to a startling and surprising ending. Whats next for the fearless, head strong ground breaking female reporter?

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Meg
  • Meg
  • 14-06-19

Good Mystery, Pro Gay

I enjoyed this period mystery. The narrator was fantastic once again, and as always I'm anxious to learn what will happen between James and Penny. I did not expect the twists.

*Spoiler*

Heads up, halfway through some characters are revealed to be gay and it is an important part of the plot. If you are listening with children, they may have questions, especially because of the historical time setting.

1 person found this helpful