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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Kerr Narrator: Byron Jenning Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 "

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