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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,373 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Liss Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781423327073
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From the acclaimed author of The Whiskey Rebels and A Conspiracy of Paper comes a superb historical thriller set in the splendor and squalor of eighteenth-century London. In Benjamin Weaver, David Liss has created one of fiction’s most enthralling characters. The year is 1722. Ruffian for hire, ex-boxer, and master of disguise, Weaver finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse, pitted against Jerome Cobb, a wealthy and mysterious schemer who needs Weaver’s strength and guile for his own treacherous plans. Weaver is blackmailed into stealing documents from England’s most heavily guarded estate, the headquarters of the ruthless British East India Company, but the theft of corporate secrets is only the first move in a daring conspiracy within the eighteenth century’s most powerful corporation. To save his friends and family from Cobb’s reach, Weaver must infiltrate the Company, navigate its warring factions, and uncover a secret plot of corporate rivals, foreign spies, and government operatives. With the security of the nation at stake, Weaver will find himself in a labyrinth of hidden agendas, daring enemies, and unexpected allies. With the explosive action and scrupulous period research that are David Liss’s trademarks, The Devil’s Company, depicting the birth of the modern corporation, is the most impressive achievement yet from an author who continues to set ever higher standards for historical suspense. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 2/2/2014

    " Good, but ended up being very complicated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donnalee LaRose | 2/2/2014

    " Historical thriller and it thrilled. Set in late 18th century England, the Devil's Company is the East India Trading Company. Every character surprises, the historical settings, clothing, and living conditions are expertly described within the story, which allowed me to jump into my own horse and carriage and gallop along dangerously through the streets of London with the unwilling hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/30/2014

    " Hurray for the return of Benjamin Weaver! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 1/29/2014

    " it was fairly entertaining, but maybe a bit too much 21st century moralizing for a book set in the 18th century :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/12/2014

    " Borrowed from Dianna & Frank - good, 1722, London detective story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janellyn51 | 1/11/2014

    " I liked this Benjamin Weaver book as much as I liked the first two books with him. I liked the addition of Celia Glade, and didn't miss Miriam or Weaver Boo hoo hooing about her....there were twists and turns that I didn't expect. It was interesting to learn something about the India cloth trade. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TJ | 12/23/2013

    " Good book. Intriguing and fun. Good insight into life in London in the 18th century "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Albers | 12/22/2013

    " another very entertaining read from David Liss. highly recommended if you like historical fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 12/16/2013

    " It took a while to grow on me, but I ended up liking the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/27/2013

    " A tad overwritten, but a fun read regardless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanna | 9/9/2013

    " Quite a lot of fun. Skulduggery at the British East India Company in 1722. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 1/13/2013

    " I enjoy David Liss' books and this new one didn't disappoint. A page turner, historical setting and language, and his colorful characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirstin | 12/27/2012

    " Benjamin Weaver book #3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leata Holloway | 10/28/2012

    " Incidentally, I took a creative writing class from David Liss one time, and he's pretty awesome. And I know from awesome creative writing teachers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/29/2012

    " Love any book by David Liss. Truly a great historical author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nolan Yard | 4/28/2012

    " A tale of intrigue connected with corporate corruption and the British East India Company, 18th century style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kerstin | 11/13/2011

    " Ugh. I didn't think it possible to find something more dull than watching CSPAN. This banal book was full of self-important, absolutely uninteresting characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 6/23/2011

    " An excellent read. Mystery and intrigue in early 18th century London. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 6/3/2011

    " It took a while to grow on me, but I ended up liking the book.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/15/2011

    " Audio-version. Lots of twists to this plot - sometimes hard to follow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 4/14/2011

    " This time Benjamin Weaver takes on the East India Company, as Liss continues his excellent tour of early 18th C. London. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnathan | 3/31/2011

    " Plot twists to the last page. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 3/13/2011

    " it was fairly entertaining, but maybe a bit too much 21st century moralizing for a book set in the 18th century :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci | 2/11/2011

    " It wasn't great, it didn't suck. David Liss likes his twists and turns and this book is no different. He does a great job of setting the scene. A good story and mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 2/6/2011

    " another fun historical read, i'm excited for what he comes up with next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 2/2/2011

    " Very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to a long career for Benjiman Weaver! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/14/2011

    " good, but slow.
    probably would have given 2.5 stars if i could give half stars. "

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About the Author
Author David Liss

David Liss is the author six novels, most recently The Devil’s Company. He has several bestselling novels, including, A Conspiracy of Paper, winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, The Coffee Trader, A Spectacle of Corruption, The Ethical Assassin, and The Whiskey Rebels. In 2008, at the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Bali, Indonesia, he was named an Artist for Integrity by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. No one is really sure why he should receive this honor or what it means, but it very possibly makes him the Bono of historical fiction. David Liss’ novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.