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2.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 52.83 out of 5 2.83 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Kerr Narrator: Byron Jennings Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9780739303023
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In 1696, Christopher Ellis, a young, hot-tempered gentleman, is sent to the Tower of London, but not as a prisoner. A sudden twist of fate has led him there to assist the renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who as Warden of the Royal Mint has accepted an appointment to hunt down counterfeiters who threaten to topple the shaky, war-weakened economy. Armed with Newton’s superior intellect and Ellis’s skill with a sword, the new partners seem primed to solve the case. But when their investigation leads them to a mysterious coded message on a corpse hidden in the Lion Tower, they realize that something more sinister is afoot. In the heat of their pursuit, Newton and Ellis’s suspicions become all too real as the body count rises and the duo uncovers a menacing far-reaching plot that might lead to the collapse of the government—and cost them their very lives. An extraordinary, suspense-filled, and richly satisfying tale, Dark Matter is an engrossing mystery infused with the volatile mix of politics, science, and religion that characterized life in seventeenth-century London. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacquelynn | 3/12/2011

    " Sir Issac Newton must solve the murders, but his reasoning reminds me of Sherlock Holmes. The mystery was good, didn't like the rest of the story or the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gatorman | 7/8/2010

    " Kerr is one of the best authors around. Another winner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynne | 2/28/2009

    " This book was quite dry. Sherlock Holmes is a bit too obviously the model for Isaac Newton in this book. I found the similarities in style distracting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 5/3/2008

    " A clever Crichton-esque period piece that blurs history and fiction, but it gets somewhat crude at times and veers in a few random directions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tobi | 4/9/2008

    " This book really kept my attention. There were a lot of people to try and keep straight the relationship between them all but it was a very entertaining read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue | 2/17/2008

    " I really loved this author's trilogy, "Berlin Noir." But this book, a fictional story involving Sir Isaac Newton, though well-written, dragged. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Kerr

Philip Kerr is a British writer and New York Times bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, along with other fiction series, stand-alone novels, a fantasy series, and nonfiction works. In 1993, he was named in Granta’s list of Best Young British Novelists. In 2009, If the Dead Rise Not won the world’s most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing worth €125,000. The book also won the 2009 British Crime Writers’ Association’s Ellis Peters Historic Crime Award. Field Gray, the seventh in the series, was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Under the name P. B. Kerr, he is the author of the much-loved young adult series Children of the Lamp.

About the Narrator

Byron Jennings is an American actor. He has appeared in over twenty films and television shows, including Quiz Show, The Ice Storm, A Civil Action, and Lincoln. He is married to the actress Carolyn McCormick.