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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (874 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rebecca Stott Narrator: Simon Prebbl Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In her virtuosic debut, Ghostwalk, Rebecca Stott unfolded an extraordinary and true mystery involving Isaac Newton and set in seventeenth-century Cambridge. The Coral Thief is another intriguing mystery and love story, centering on pre-Darwinian theories of evolution and set in Paris right after Napoleon’s surrender at Waterloo.

Upon his arrival in Paris, where he has come to study anatomy, Daniel Connor, a young medical student from Edinburgh, finds that his letters of introduction and precious coral specimens have been stolen by the beautiful woman with whom he shared a stagecoach. But when he begins searching for his lost items—and the alluring woman who stole them—Daniel is thrust into a tumultuous, underground world of philosopher thieves obsessed with the emerging theories of evolution. As he is pulled into their plot to steal a precious jewel from the Jardin des Plantes, and as he falls in love with the mysterious coral thief, Daniel is introduced to a radical theory of evolution that irrevocably changes his conception of the world in which he lives.

As riveting and beautifully rendered as Ghostwalk, The Coral Thief is a provocative and tantalizing mix of history, love, and philosophy.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gail | 2/16/2014

    " Interesting for its depiction of 1815 Paris and scientific thought regarding evolution from that time. The story line was non-compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacia | 2/14/2014

    " I really enjoyed The Coral Thief as a historical fiction piece (though the characterization could have been stronger, imo). Stott provided many fascinating facts about the Paris scientific community after the fall of Napoleon, specifically lots of emerging thought around the ideas of transmutation & evolution. Recommended for those who enjoy historical fiction w/ a dose of science. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cymiki | 1/27/2014

    " i'm in paris! at least on audio i am. a recommendation from bookletters....... satisfying read. take an innocent man, combine it with an experienced thief with a past, add a dash of Napoleonic history and you've got an engrossing story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kira | 1/26/2014

    " I liked this book quite a bit until the end where it just kind of dropped off-which is the reason for 3 stars instead of 4-- a lot of reference to the Count of Monte Cristo - my favorite book:) "

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