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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (411 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Justin Richards Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Department of Unclassified Artefacts Series Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9780739335406
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The foggy streets of Victorian London are thick with thieves. But when Eddie “Dipper” Hopkins steals George Archer’s wallet, he has no idea that he is entering a dark world of grave robbers, assassins, and zombies.

Because George Archer is no ordinary citizen. He is the newest and youngest member of the Department of Unclassified Artifacts at the British Museum, a department that investigates the bizarre and the unexplained. And in George’s wallet is a clue to one of the biggest mysteries of all time, a secret as old as the dinosaurs—and one that certain people would kill for.

Suddenly on the run for their lives, Eddie and George join forces with budding actress Elizabeth Oldfield to escape the clutches of a depraved genius—a man who needs the secret to carry out a terrifying plan. In this heart-stopping race against time, Eddie, George, and Elizabeth have only one chance to unravel the secret they possess before London is overrun by creatures from the dead…one of which is already prowling the streets.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 2/15/2014

    " Although it is well done, i find it hard to read. It jumps around, in my eyes, to much. It is good, but if you don't read it for a while, you come back and are like "WHAT THE CRAP IS HE TALKING ABOUT!!!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 2/12/2014

    " Week, here I am, snitching my daughter's books again. She brings home books from the school library, tells me about them as she's reading them, and they sound interesting, so I end up reading them once she's done. The Death Collector throws together some rather unlikely characters, and yet they mesh quite well. It's a fast-paced book with the "bad guys" always just around the corner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brencis | 2/5/2014

    " I have no idea how anyone could not like this book. A thoroughly entertaining mystery, a good ensemble cast of characters, steampunk mechanical zombies, steampunk mechanical dinosaurs, and all set in mist covered, fog covered, smog covered grimy Victorian London. What's not to love? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 2/5/2014

    " This is a kids book that I listened to and its probably great for the younger set, but I couldn't really get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bookworm | 1/25/2014

    " I actually liked this book. It was a pretty original concept. Even though I get that some people will find it boring, I thought it was really good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan | 1/21/2014

    " A league-of-extraordinary-gentlemen sort of tale, set in England of the late 1800s. The hero is an ordinary man who works at the British museum, on clocks, and is joined in adventures by the head of a secret organization, tasked with investigating strange phenomena, the daughter of a minister and a street urchin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juan Delgado | 1/12/2014

    " The book was good but not so great that it would you wonder how is this possible. it all starts off by a man names Albert Wilkes who goes home to get some tea; however he died 4 days ago. then it begins with a guy named George who has been given a job at the highest most classified job there is in the museum. He's then attacked by assassins who work for Mr. lorimore to retrieve some artifacts that belonged to an 18 century scientist by the name of Glick. From there he meets up with a 14 year old pickpocket boy named Eddie, and a woman named Liz who will try to stop Mr. Lorimore from reconstructing the dead. this can be shown with the work of Albert and when he creates a semi-dinosaur which can foreshadow why lorimore wants the dairy of Dr. Glick. He wants to terrorize the streets of France with the new scientific method of reanimating life from the dead. In the end, Lorimore dies from being crushed by his own creation the "metallic dinosaur" right after Albert Wilkes dies again. Now George, Liz, and Eddie are trying to find out what to explain to the police and where they want to go and eat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/3/2014

    " Fun little read, but by no means exceptional "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 8/12/2013

    " I really want to give it a 3.5, but alas, it is not an option. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 6/16/2013

    " Its like dr. Frankenstein in london "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzy | 1/30/2013

    " This Book was REALLY good. I honestly never knew what was going to happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zacharylangston | 1/28/2013

    " this book was alright. it was corney "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 11/8/2012

    " Not sure how to categorize this book. It was sort of historical, a little bit fantasy-ish, but also with a bit of science thrown in. And a little bit scary for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chalise | 9/18/2012

    " Interesting concept but the characters were forgettable and the villain a bit contrived. But it was a quick read and very original in its plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 8/23/2012

    " Cute book, main characters very likable. Story is okay, nothing too surprising but entertaining nonetheless. Good combination of real life and mythology! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 7/17/2012

    " Very entertaining, but also a little bit ridiculous. Think Jurassic Park meets Frankenstein meets Victorian England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew Johnson | 7/11/2012

    " it doesnt catch your eye untill about the third chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 6/27/2012

    " It took me a while to get into this book but once I did I couldn't wait to read it. It is complete with zombies, dinosaurs, evil villians and mysterious riddles. The villians are just as scary as you want them to be and the good guys are likable and humourous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 4/27/2012

    " It was like a kids version of Jurassic Park, The Sally Lockhart mysteries, and the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen all rolled up in one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edi Lara | 9/20/2011

    " It is getting exciting and more suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hannah | 7/29/2011

    " More like 2.5. It started off really great and with good plot. However, the characters seemed to grow more stupid. It took them about 4 chapters to figure out something, that I knew right from the start. Also, the bad guy turned into a Jurassic Park man which lessened the intrigue of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lacey | 5/29/2011

    " It was okay..but I couldn't really get into it I'm afraid. I bet it's a good book but just not for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jolee Doty | 4/1/2011

    " This book rally is on e of the best that I have read in a ling time, I could not put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 2/22/2011

    " What's not to like about zombie dinosaurs roaming the streets of Victorian London? Dickensian pickpockets, automatons, and the British Museum too. Fun to start to a steampunk series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 4Leonel0512 | 2/9/2011

    " It was good book it grabs your attention in the first chapter but then as it goes on it start to loose your attention. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colin | 1/22/2011

    " Kept me interested long enough to finish it, but unremarkable and very predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austin | 9/20/2010

    " Started off as a little bit boring, but eventually got suspenseful and mysterious. Not a good reader for anyone who isn't into mystery/sci-fi books. Also mixes in with the undead and supernatural powers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzy | 7/16/2010

    " This Book was REALLY good. I honestly never knew what was going to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 7/5/2010

    " Three adults and one teen save the world. A decent read on the verge of middle grade steam punk. Although, I found myself wondering who the protagonist was supposed to be and unsure if the anachronisms were all intentional. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/24/2010

    " I found The Death Collector a bit gruesome but it does has some comic relief usually coming from Eddie, the street urchin/pickpocket. A meld between science fiction and horror set in London. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 4/8/2010

    " It wasn't really bad. It wasn't really that exciting. It was well written and everything, it just didn't seem to grab my attention... I really don't have a desire to read the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natasha | 3/26/2010

    " Melodramatic. Too over the top. And a rule the whole villain that isn't very scary or villainy. The characters were thrown together haphazardly and I didn't care about any of them nor their plight. Some slightly interesting technology (mainly the steam powered stuff). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 11/29/2009

    " Not sure how to categorize this book. It was sort of historical, a little bit fantasy-ish, but also with a bit of science thrown in. And a little bit scary for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chalise | 11/22/2009

    " Interesting concept but the characters were forgettable and the villain a bit contrived. But it was a quick read and very original in its plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 11/10/2009

    " This was quite interesting and thrilling to read. I will probably read it again and I usually don't do that... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shadee | 10/25/2009

    " I can see younger boys getting into this but it didn't really hold my interest. I felt I needed to read it because it introduces the characters in Parliament of Blood which might be added to the Vampire List for Teens. "

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