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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (647 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Ackroyd Narrator: James Wilby Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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Poet, forger, and genius, Thomas Chatterton died in 1770, aged 18. His death was thought to be suicide: But what really happened?

Two hundred years later, Charles Wychwood and Harriet Scrope become obsessed with decoding the clues in an 18th-century manuscript. Their investigation raises some intriguing questions....

A century before, as 19th-century artist Henry Wallis paints his celebrated portrait of Chatterton lying dead in an attic room, he, too, becomes fascinated by the mystery. Then Chatterton himself steps forward, with his own story....

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottycookie | 1/19/2014

    " Re-reading - my choice for this month's village book club "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 12/16/2013

    " Ackroyd is able to pull off cleverness without pedantry, and he moves away from the Caveresque sparseness of language that's often encouraged in fiction workshops. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Phillips | 11/27/2013

    " Great - fantastic read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 9/5/2013

    " A diverting romp through the somewhat enigmatic tale of Thomas Chatterton, Ackroyd's novel works best when sketching characters and their interactions. Lots of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vira | 8/24/2013

    " Well, I liked it! It is an interesting detective story with lots of allusions and intertextual meanings. I don't even know whether I will re-read it once or not, but it gripped my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daily Alice | 8/17/2013

    " I liked this more than I thought I would. The intermingling of two timelines and overly literary nature of the book would usually put me off (I haven't really enjoyed any of the previous Peter Ackroyd books I've read) but something about it kept me enthralled. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek Davis | 6/22/2013

    " Funny--after "Hawksmoor" I've never found anything else by Ackroyd I liked as much. He's an astonishing master of language, but he knows that all too well and often lets it overtake his storytelling. Nothing memorable about this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 vanne | 4/23/2013

    " Really complex and cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/11/2013

    " I loved this book! It was a bit hard to get into initially because of the author's pacing and prose. However, the story was beautifully written, clever and at turns dark but thought provoking. Peter Ackroyd knows how to write a good book that's hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlee | 2/22/2013

    " great old high school book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon K | 1/12/2013

    " Well-written, although I found the characters a bit hard to believe at times. A quirkier version of Possession, without the intensity. "

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