Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbøl audiobook

Doctor Death: A Madeleine Karno Mystery

By Lene Kaaberbøl
Read by Nicola Barber

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781476731384

The Madeleine Karno Mysteries: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665155380

  • ISBN: 9781665155366

  • ISBN: 9781665155373

Runtime: 8.90 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcase, a gripping historical thriller and poignant coming-of-age story set in the nineteenth-century France.

Madeleine Karno is an ambitious young women eager to shatter the confines of her provincial French town. Driven and strong headed, Madeleine is set apart by her unusual occupation: assisting her father, Dr. Albert Karno, in his job as a forensic doctor.

The year 1894, and a young girl is found dead on the snowy streets of Varbourg. Dr. Karno is called in to determine the cause of her death, but before he can examine the body, the girl's family forbids and autopsy for taking place. The only anomaly he manages to find is the form of a mite in her nostril. Shortly after, several other dead bodies are discovered throughout the city, and Madeleine and her father, and the city commissioner must use the new science of forensic evidence to solve the mysterious cases before they all become the next victims of a deadly disease-or of a heinous murderer.

The Associated Press raved of Kaaberbol's The Boy in the Suitcase, "[The] uniquely Scandinavian sty [is] sure to draw comparisons with a certain blockbuster trilogy (this is better)." For all crime and historical fiction aficionados, Kaaberbol's latest is a book you can't afford to miss.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Madeleine’s inquisitive mind and candid voice are enough to keep us reading.” New York Times
“A convincing thriller…Forensic science in its infancy is absolutely compelling…The main character is courageous and rather daring for the time period. This is a mystery not to be missed.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Deftly exploring such themes as the struggles between mind and body, science and spirit—without detracting from a gripping plot—the novel transcends its period to contemplate the eternal.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A one-sit read…made me a confirmed, and impatient, fan of what I hope will be a long-running series.” BookReporter.com
“Engrossing…Sure to please fans of historical mysteries.” Library Journal
“Nicola Barber’s narration is perfectly matched to the plot and characters of this mystery. She uses a light breathy voice to highlight Madeleine’s youth and pragmatism and hardens her tones for the other characters, many of whom are men. Although Barber doesn’t employ a French accent in the main body of the narrative, her precise reading style combined with the French names helps to create the illusion of France many years ago. The innocence that her characterization of Madeleine suggests exquisitely contrasts with the dark plot, helping to create the ambiance of this unconventional mystery.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Lene Kaaberbøl

Author Bio: Lene Kaaberbøl

Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis are the Danish duo behind the Nina Borg series. Friis is a journalist by training, while Kaaberbøl has been a professional writer since the age of fifteen, with more than two million books sold worldwide. Their first collaboration, The Boy in the Suitcase, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and has been translated into twenty-seven languages.

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Author Bio: Lene Kaaberbol

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Author Bio: Nicola Barber

Author Bio: Nicola Barber

Nicola Barber, is an Audie Award and Earphones Award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in television and radio commercials and popular video games such as World of Warcraft. She is also an Audie finalist in the prestigious category of solo female narrationfor her work on Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen and Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. She has performed on the stage in New York City and at a number of top regional theaters in the United States. Her film and television roles include The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson, and Law & Order’s 2009 season premiere. Originally from England, she currently resides in New York, a multicultural background that enables her to bring a broad range of accents and characterizations to her role as a full-time voice-over actor.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English