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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maureen Johnson Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it's the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city - gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific work of Jack the Ripper in the autumn of 1888. Soon Rippermania takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was with her at the time, didn't notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, what is he planning to do about her?

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramona | 2/1/2014

    " It was a tad slow in the beginning, but once it picked up, it was hard to put down. The end will most *definitely* leave you thinking, "Why straight to the poof? Where's the 'neeee' at? It's supposed to go 'neeee poof.' Not just 'poof.'" Being an obsessor of the Victorian Era, I knew of Jack the Ripper and I must say I've never feared him until now. Some mini chapters felt rather unnecessary and deviated from the point, but aside from that, a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lux | 1/29/2014

    " SO GOOD. I tried and failed to read The Name of the Star a year ago, but picked it up again this afternoon and could not stop reading. Perhaps my reading taste has changed or I was just getting to the good bits when I quit reading, but whatever it was, I really freaking loved this book. (And the sequel is out REALLY soon.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jojo | 1/16/2014

    " Finally, something new... something different. I'm glad my friend recommended this book to me because I have long since wanted to read about Jack The Ripper! Strange enough however, all I can think about right now is Ghost busters, lol. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Unique | 1/10/2014

    " This was a very interesting book. I loved the detailing of each character and how smooth the transition from chapter to chapter was. It was an easy read and no matter what happened in each chapter (exciting or tragic), i could not put the book down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jewell | 12/31/2013

    " Liked but didn't love this one. Reminds me of Sanctuary on tv. Will try 2nd in series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davina Jamison | 12/1/2013

    " I liked the story, but the writing was a little plain Jane for me. Possibly, this attitude is because I read this immediately following a book that was lush with colorful description. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/30/2013

    " Interesting but not fabulous "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danika | 9/10/2013

    " Read over 200 pages in a day :O "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elise Tan | 8/22/2013

    " Pretttyyy epic. Try reading all the characters (except Rory) with a British accent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha Obolo | 7/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed how the story reincarnated Jack the Ripper, the story developed into something I did not expect "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 4/15/2013

    " I liked this a lot. I had a few minor issues with it, but overall the premise was well executed and the characters appealing. I will definitely pick up the second one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla Towers | 2/15/2013

    " I would say about 3.5 stars. This was exciting! I wasn't sure what to expect but am pleasantly surprised. I am anxiously waiting the sequel. Creeped me out a couple times, in a good way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie Murillo | 9/2/2012

    " Saw this on an author's website as a must read. It was good but not as great as I was led to believe. Nice historical aspect though and as a fellow historical writer I can really appreciate that! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda Kahn | 8/11/2012

    " Read most of this with my ears but became infuriated by narrator's choice of American accents, though the British ones were done well, as was the acting in general. Read the last bit with my eyes b/c I was anxious to find out the resolution. Enjoyable. Suspenseful. On board for the next installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 11/8/2011

    " Kind of a fun little romp for me. Not the most well written book, but it was different and kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeldabel | 11/2/2011

    " I am loving this book so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weirdone | 10/31/2011

    " very well done and well written as well. i enjoyed it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/31/2011

    " Bought the e-book for my iPad and meant for it to last me through a couple weeks of lunch hours, but instead I finished in a few days. I liked the blend of historical fiction and fantasy while still reading like realistic fiction! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 10/30/2011

    " Not bad. A diverting read, but nothing that "new" or " original" "

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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 is a voice-over actor who can be heard on audiobooks, video games, and international radio and television. Born in England and living in New York, she specializes in accents, including American, Scottish, Irish, Australian, and all dialects of British. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.