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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Irving Wortis Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1989 ISBN: 9781482973884
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A mystery of uncertainties and distrust envelops young Edmund as he desperately searches for his missing mother in the murky streets of Providence, Rhode Island in 1848. His aunt, who went in search of her, is now dead. And now his sister has disappeared! How can he find them when facts are woven into fiction, when people are not who they say they are? Acclaimed author Avi has penned a novel of great intrigue, bringing alive this New England seacoast town in the mid-1800s, haunting the listener with a tale of things which are not what they seem to be. Or are they? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Suspenseful fiction that works extremely well.”

    Horn Book

  • “The writing is that of a true master…A suspenseful, thought-provoking novel that combines mystery with historical fiction.”

    Children’s Book Review Service

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 annie | 11/21/2012

    " awesome book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sakura | 5/18/2011

    " Pretty Good so far...some things are a little redundant, but that's okay "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lexi | 3/7/2011

    " Kinda boring. Not really for me "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hollyy | 3/1/2011

    " my sixth grade son was assigned to read this is as he was studying the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe. very gothic not my thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rasier | 2/16/2011

    " Avi is a great author, but his books are weird and strangely interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 1/20/2011

    " a great mystery with an interesting twist into the life and mind of Edgar Allen Poe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 12/8/2010

    " This book is a great book. It has everything from horror to sadness. I give this book a 5 star for being so interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/23/2010

    " This was a book that I read with my 7th graders. It was a pretty good mystery. It is historical fiction that deals with the life of Edgar Allan Poe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 V. | 8/13/2010

    " This book was an amazing book with several twists. Just enough mystery and historical fiction to keep me tied in. Everyone in my Lit. class thoroughly enjoyed it. I would reccomend it to ANYBODY. Great story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 8/11/2010

    " The Man Who Was Poe...was a real dickhead, according to Avi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/25/2010

    " I read this book in elementary school, a very long time ago. And I still remember it pretty well. Which is saying something, for me. The book definitely gave me the heebie jeebies :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/28/2010

    " It was interesting two thirds of the way through but then I just wanted the mystery to be resolved and the book to end but it seemed to take a very long time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mario | 4/14/2010

    " this was not a very good book that i will tell all of my friends about and say hey read this. how ever there were some good parts in the book. my personal favorite is the part were edmund is trying to find out who was following him in the shadows. But as i said before it is not a very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 11/3/2009

    " This book was a very good book, but very depressing. If you are looking for a scary, depressing, spine chilling book, this one is for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 10/27/2009

    " We enjoyed this book for it's suspense and mystery. This story is about a boy who is trying to find his mother, aunt, and sister. He finds help in a stranger who is known as Mr. Dupin. This man is a brilliant writer living an alcoholics life. "

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About the Author

Avi is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, including the 2003 Newbery Medal winner Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Along with his two Newbery Honors, he has won many other awards for his fiction. He lives with his family in Denver.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.