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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (631 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clare Clark Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is 1855 and William May has returned to London from the battlefields of the Crimea, devastated by the horrors he has suffered on the front line. Back home with his wife and young son, disoriented by the chaos and clamour of the burgeoning city, May tries to rebuild his life. When he secures a job with Bazalgette to transform the city's sewer system, he believes it will prove his salvation. But this subterranean world hides its own terrible secrets and, when a violent murder is committed, a parallel world unfolds beneath London's streets that will bring May ever closer to the edge of his own destruction...

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Frank | 2/19/2014

    " This book has been more than interesting. Reminded me some of Dickens. The story takes place against the backdrop of the building of the London sewer system in Victorian England. Lots of atmosphere- if you know what I mean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cindy Deyo | 2/17/2014

    " Who knew a story about victorian London's sewers could be so enthralling! Murder, historical fiction, sewage - gotta love it. All future Sanitary Engineers should check this out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/5/2014

    " This book, although richly detailed and well-developed character-wise, suffered because of problems with pacing. It seems to be billed as a mystery, but it took about 2/3 of the book for the crime to take place. To me, that felt tedious Still, once it happened, I was driven to find out how it would all resolve, so I persevered, and the ending satisfied me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Clbplym | 2/4/2014

    " The actual mystery in this novel is not what makes it a great read. It's a great read because of the heart-wrenching character portrayal of William and the fascinating picture of Victorian London. "

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About the Author
Author Clare Clark

Clare Clark is the author of four novels, including The Great Stink, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and was named a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and Savage Lands, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2010. Her work has been translated into five languages. She lives in London.