Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard audiobook

Mr. Timothy

By Louis Bayard
Read by Mark Honan

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : MP3 CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780792731535

Runtime: 15.28 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Mr. Timothy Cratchit, his father recently buried, embarks on the next phase of his life intent on two things: to rid himself of his image as a pitied cripple and to escape the financial shackles of his benevolent "Uncle" Ebenezer by vanishing into the thick of London's teeming underbelly. Plunging into the rolling brown fog of 1860's London, through filthy back alleys and boarding houses, Tim succeeds—or so he thinks—in sidestepping his past. But fate deals him a cruel blow when he discovers the bodies of two dead girls, each seared with the same cruel brand on the upper arm. Unable to forget their horror-stricken death masks and spurred on by a street-smart, homeless boy who calls himself Colin the Melodious, Timothy finds himself on the trail of something far worse—and far more dangerous—than an ordinary killer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There isn’t one throwaway sentence in the fabulous Victorian mystery Mr. Timothy…Bayard weaves together a subtle character examination and a page-turning plot.” Entertainment Weekly
“Bayard is daring to elaborate on a work that has become deeply embedded in our culture. Far from being cowed, though, he is confident enough to turn this story on its head…Mr. Timothy, while in no way approaching the greatness of its source, is nevertheless an inventive and amusing turn on it.” New York Times
Mr. Timothy is at once a compelling Christmas crime yarn and an audacious literary endeavor. No humbug there.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“An audacious and triumphant entertainment that imagines the post-Christmas Carol life of Tiny Tim…With surprising but plausible twists, and a visceral, bawdy evocation of Victorian London, Bayard has crafted a page-turner of a thriller that is elevated beyond its genre.” Publishers Weekly
“Bayard drenches the reader in the underbelly of 1860s London and, in true Dickensian fashion, makes us care passionately about the fates of his characters…First-rate entertainment.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Louis Bayard

Author Bio: Louis Bayard

Louis Bayard is a critically acclaimed novelist, reviewer, and journalist who has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Salon.com, Ms., Nerve.com, and the Washington, D.C., City Paper. He is the author of The Pale Blue Eye and of Mr. Timothy, a New York Times Notable Book and one of People magazine’s ten best books of 2003. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his partner and two sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 15.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English