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Author: Stephen Hunter Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9781480535251
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The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time: Jack the Ripper.

In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London’s seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill—he ripped with a butcher’s glee—and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer. We remember him not only for his crimes, but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught.

I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack’s personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman’s blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines.

Dripping with intrigue, atmosphere, and diabolical twists, this is a magnificent psychological thriller from perennial New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter, who the San Francisco Examiner calls “one of the best storytellers of his generation.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hunter excels at a carefully constructed, suspense-driven plot with clear ties to history…Hunter’s nineteenth-century London is full of striking and authentic period details—including racism, class warfare, and the treatment of Jews in Victorian England—but women are relegated to the alcoholic prostitutes at the other end of a knife…[A] frightening, well paced, effortless read.”


  • “Through the killer’s diary entries, a prostitute’s letters, and Jeb’s comments, Michael Page’s performance offers a mind-boggling assortment of characters and personalities. He convincingly takes listeners into the mind of the crazed killer the press calls Jack the Ripper. Page is frightening as a coolly determined Jack thrills at each murder, he’s sharp-tongued as Jeb makes inappropriate (if often darkly funny) remarks, and he creates the ambiance of Whitechapel—the fog, the damp, and the desperation—through the unsent letters of a down-on-her-luck ‘Judy’ to her mother. Stephen Hunter’s descriptions are gruesome and historically accurate, and when Jeb reveals the monster’s name, Page will make listeners believe it.”


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About the Author

James Cameron Stewart is a veteran actor whose performances include roles in theater, film, and television. He was trained at Hull University and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His credits include Outlander, Jericho, Flying Blind, Golden Years, Emmerdale, London’s Burning, Eastenders, Coronation Street, and Holby City.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.