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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (666 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bram Stoker Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Hither the Gods come not at any summons. The Nameless One has insulted them and is forever alone. Go not nigh, lest their vengeance wither you away!” The warning was inscribed on the entrance of the hidden tomb, forgotten for millennia in the sands of mystic Egypt. Then the archaeologists and grave robbers came in search of the fabled Jewel of Seven Stars, which they found clutched in the hand of the mummy. Few heeded the ancient warning, until all who came in contact with the jewel began to die in a mysterious and violent way, with the marks of a strangler around their neck.

Now, in a bedroom filled with ancient relics, a distinguished Egyptologist lies senseless, stricken by a force that challenges human understanding. From beyond the grave, Queen Tera is reaching out for the mysterious jewel that will bring her five-thousand-year-old plan to fulfillment.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Widely considered his best supernatural novel.”

    Times (London)

  • “The very acme of what is preposterous…the chances are that you will be haunted for the rest of the night.” 

    Bookman (New York)

  • “Of all mysterious mysteries, [The Jewel of Seven Stars] should be a leader; it is original, well written, and thrilling.”

    Literary World

  • “The story has all the sustained interest of a well-planned detective tale, but the surprising denouement…rather puts the average story of mystery in the shade…a narrative of unusual imaginative ability.”

    Bookseller, Newsdealer, and Stationer

  • “The writing is imbued with ideas of mysticism and spiritualism and…raises questions as to the future of mankind.”

    David Stuart Davies, editor, Red Herrings

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mel | 2/6/2014

    " I did enjoy the style of this book a great deal. It read somewhere between, Dracula, Denis Wheatley and a Hammer Horror film. A nice little occult story about an Egyptologist, his daughter, a dead Egyptian Queen and a QC. The narrative was quite slow and introspective, not a great deal seemed to happen and the ending was unexpected, and a little disappointing. But the unexplained mystery and beauty of the book made it well worth reading. I liked the scientific turn of the century approach to magic and religion. There were several points about Egypt that seemed a bit wrong to me, the Queen in the story was said to be the only Queen of Egypt, and the only female Pharaoh. (Which made me wonder if this was before Hatshepsut was discovered, or inspired by her discovery) and the father mentioned how Egypt had no women doctors, which I'm fairly certain it did. Still despite being a bit slow in places I found it enjoyable and will definitely read other of Stoker's books as I come across them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alexxandra | 2/4/2014

    " I saw the movie first, and the book is rather different from that, so there were unexpected events and details, which I liked. I won't give anything away, but there is a bit of a shock ending! I remember feeling rather bewildered about it, actually. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by JD Brazil | 1/27/2014

    " I don't know who the fuck Alan Rodgers is, but this is a Bram Stoker book. I don't know why I liked this one, I guess there was just a good balance between charaterization and plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kody Farnsworth | 1/23/2014

    " I had initially been interested at the idea of reading this book because I knew nothing about it. I have read Dracula, but most people are familiar with it's storyline never having read it themselves. I will say that as I was reading the book I was proactively trying to think out the plot in advance to try to guess what the conclusion would be. So I was initially captivated by its mystery and intrigue. Unfortunately, I was disappointed in the ending...because nothing happened. I guess movies like "The Mummy" have pre-conditioned me to the expectation of not only the release of some kind of supernatural evil, but also the overthrowing of such an evil entity to restore peace and civility back to the world. After I read this book I discovered that the original ending had been changed by the author. I had read this version of the book, so I sought after the original ending. I am disappointed to say that the original ending also leaves much to be desired. Plus I have too many questions remaining regarding the apparent psychic-like connection between Margaret Trelawny and Queen Tera. What was the cause of Margaret's change of disposition? How would Margaret know the severity of future events? "

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