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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gordon Dahlquist Narrator: Alfred Molina Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It began with a simple note: a letter of rejection delivered to Miss Temple on her maid’s silver tray. But for Miss Temple, her fiancé’s cruel rejection will ignite a harrowing quest for truth, plunging her into a mystery as dizzying as a hall of mirrors. Thus begins Gordon Dahlquist’s spectacular literary debut, a novel of Victorian suspense that shatters conventions and seethes with danger and eroticism.

Miss Temple’s pursuit soon leads to a remote, forbidding estate where all inhibitions are laid bare and shocking discoveries lie behind its closed doors: men and women in provocative disguise, acts of licentiousness and violence, heroism and awakening. But she will also find two allies: Cardinal Chang, a brutal assassin with the heart of a poet, and a royal doctor named Svenson, at once fumbling and heroic—both of whom, like her, lost someone at Harschmort Manor. The search for answers hurtles this unlikely trio from elegant brothels and gaslit alleyways to astonishing moments of self-discovery and ever-mounting peril. For the conspiracy they face—a perverted alchemy of science, religion, and lust for power—is terrifying beyond belief.

By turns brutal and tender, shocking and deliciously romantic, The Glass Books of The Dream Eaters is a novel for the ages, a bold and brilliant work of the imagination.

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  • “Alfred Molina’s narrative voice pulls listeners into this dark Victorian-age novel.” 

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 2/13/2014

    " best thing I've read in ages. Tore through it like a madwoman, the same with the second one. The Dark Volume (number 3 in the series) became a little tedious in places but I love the characters so much that I don't really care. The Dark Volume also didn't answer all my questions - his style is lovably murky - but did make room for another - I hope it comes out soon. Cardinal Chang is the best character ever. I want to see this in film! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Woodge | 2/13/2014

    " This is fast becoming my favorite story of the year and I'm only half done (I'm currently reading Volume Two). This is a Victorian adventure which combines elements of mystery, a dash of science fiction, a smattering of romance, and is smothered in suspense. Didn't take long for me to hooked into the story, either. It charges right along keeping you hungry for what happens next. There are three main protagonists who are very dissimilar yet they are all tenacious. The book is peopled with all manner of types, from lords and ladies to rogues, whores, and assassins. There are several death-defying escapes and chases. The main characters are compelling and very likable, the villains are varied, dangerous, and fleshed-out as well. The writing is top-notch. I really love this story, it's cinematic, larger-than-life and something you can really lose yourself in. Very fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim | 1/18/2014

    " I had high hopes for this book, but it ended up being kind of tedious and the ending, a cliff-hanger, didn't make me long for the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Veronica | 12/31/2013

    " One of the times I picked something randomly from the "Staff Picks" at a book store. I had no idea what it even was. Sci-fi, horror, a kinky tale of debauchery? Turns out it was all three. This was such a fun read, an so unexpected. I have already hit two book stores (I finished it yesterday) for the second half. I'll break it down more when I finish that one. "

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