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Download The Madness Underneath: The Shades of London, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,731 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maureen Johnson Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends.

But Rory's brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: She's become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades - the city's secret ghost-fighting police - are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London. Rory has evidence that the deaths are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must convince the squad to listen to her before it's too late.

In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star, Maureen Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bella (Cheezyfeet Books) | 2/10/2014

    " That ending is NOT OKAY. Not okay at all. Maureen Johnson is evil. Review coming soon! :) SO. GOOD. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 2/9/2014

    " Nothing happened in the first half of this book. Then, in the second half, there were too many unconnected and unfinished plotlines. Very disappointed. "

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

    " I cannot hold the feelings. Maureen Johnson should not be allowed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisa | 1/26/2014

    " I am on the fence about this one. I really like The Name of the Star and was excited for The Madness Underneath. I liked that Rory was working through her issues during this book. She was just viciously attacked at the end of the last book so it would make sense that she is a little lost. I did think the book had an identity crisis around the last fourth of the book. Too many things started to pop up and there wasn't any real closure/follow through on some topics. I also really disliked how the book ended! I will probably read the next one though to see what happens. I do really enjoy Maureen Johnson's writing style. Rory is a very "real" character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire Barden | 1/13/2014

    " Wow. What a great companion to The Name of a Star! The ending was quite a surprise and left a great opening for the next book. Love Maureen Johnson! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leisa | 12/20/2013

    " I actually liked it better than the first book in the series. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen the Librarian | 12/14/2013

    " In spite of Maureen Johnson's terrific writing, I don't think anything in this series can match the delightfulness and suspense of the first volume when everything was still up for grabs, plot-wise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie | 12/13/2013

    " I can't even handle what happens in this book. Well done Maureen Johnson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Bulger | 11/26/2013

    " A fabulous read. I love Rory, am intrigued by Stephen, wary of Jane, etc. Maureen Johnson's cast of characters has me hooked. The ending is a giant cliffhanger that had me begging for the third book, please! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlyn | 10/29/2013

    " Really really good!!! Much better than the first one and the last 80 or so pages were superb!!!! Really good characters and super awesome plot movement and quick realistic dialogue. I'm jammin with this hardcore. 10/10 would recommend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 10/4/2013

    " The pacing was somewhat lacking in the first half of the novel but it definitely picked up, and OH MY I DID NOT SEE THE ENDING COMING. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie H | 8/26/2013

    " Very lovely romance that made me tear up. Beautiful book and I can't wait til the next. This series is great YA lit "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 8/21/2013

    " When is the next book coming out!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noodles78 | 8/19/2013

    " Grrrr! How can it end like that? I won't give anything away but I'm not happy. Roll on book 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 7/19/2013

    " Very curious about where she's going with this. Still a page-turner but I'm hoping there will be more ghosts in the next one besides..... well, can't say due to spoiler effect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caelin | 5/21/2013

    " FNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN "

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About the Author
Author Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is a New York Times bestselling author of ten YA novels, including The Name of the Star and 13 Little Blue Envelopes. She lives in New York City and travels to the United Kingdom regularly.

About the Narrator

Nicola Barber, a British voice actress with over a decade of experience, has won four Earphone Awards for narration from AudioFile Magazine and has recorded national radio spots for Verizon Wireless, Virgin Airlines, and Hilton Hotels, as well as national TV commercials. She specializes in commercials, corporate videos, audiobooks, phone systems, and training videos. She has narrated over a dozen books for authors such as Barbara Taylor Bradford and Maureen Johnson.