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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie R. King Narrator: Jefferson Mays Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Famed for her Mary Russell mysteries and novels featuring Kate Martinelli, New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King has amassed a large and devoted following.

His existence shattered by the Great War, Bennett Grey is investigated by an American agent who thinks he may be useful for protecting national security. US Bureau of Investigation agent Harris Stuyvesant’s first inclination is to let his fists do the talking. But he’s well out of his jurisdiction, having traveled across the Atlantic to dig up clues on an Englishman he believes responsible for terrorist acts in the States. After turning up a lead that draws him from London far into the English countryside, Harris meets Bennett Grey, a shell-shocked veteran whose war wounds left him with a unique talent that may hold the key to cracking the case.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “King’s meticulously plotted tale of an ordinary man with an extraordinary gift, Touchstone, is an Anglophile’s treat of sixth sense and sensibility.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A thriller with big themes…memorably satisfying.” Wall Street Journal
  • “Brilliant characters and completely realized and masterful writing make this book impossible to put down. Intrigue, terrorism, and people pushed to the edge combine until the suspense is unbearable.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “This standalone thriller from bestseller King offers impeccable scholarship and the author’s usual intelligent prose.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Offers action, intrigue, history, mystery, mysticism, and romance…King’s riveting novel and Mays’ excellent narration combine to give the listener a totally satisfying experience.”


  • “King works her mastery not only in a vivid and sometimes terrifying psychological study but also through gorgeous evocation of the English landscape, detailed description of the dynamics in a country house inhabited by the same family for half a millennium, and perceptive analysis of the intricate complexities of politics, power and gender, and social justice. Cinematic in the intensity of its shifting points of view and boasting characters so charismatic that we can hear not only their voices but also the sound of their breathing, King’s latest combines a compelling plot with a richly, even lushly, imagined time and place.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Realistic psychological drama, strong research, and impeccable writing style make this a tale not be missed. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Madeleine | 2/19/2014

    " Liked it, although it was kind of slow-going. Really enjoyed the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ferris | 1/21/2014

    " Audiobook.............Off to a good start! Touchstone......always finds true gold. Well, this is another really golden story from Laurie R. King. A mystery/suspense novel set in post WWI England. There is a brash American FBI man, a working class/nobility labor struggle full of issues which ring true even today, and to top it off, the Laurie R. King trademark, strong willed, principled, intelligent women. It's a really good read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carol | 1/11/2014

    " couldn't get in to it - so didn't finish it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennie | 1/11/2014

    " This book was an interesting historical fiction mystery. It is based in the political turmoil following WWI and both British and US politics take a role in the drama. "

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