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The mesmerizing story of a young woman in Victorian London, who, haunted by the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims, is set on a terrifying path to salvation. The real monsters are men. London 1888,...
The mesmerizing story of a young woman in Victorian London, who, haunted by the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims, is set on a terrifying path to salvation. The real monsters are men. London 1888,...
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  • The mesmerizing story of a young woman in Victorian London, who, haunted by the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims, is set on a terrifying path to salvation. The real monsters are men. London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in London Hospital. Evelyn wanted to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut away from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred, who does not recoil from her, and who understands her pain. When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper's dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity's worst nightmares. A terrifying and haunting tale from the Edgar Award-winning author of Icefall and the Assassin's Creed novels, Matthew J. Kirby.

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  • AudioFile Magazine This historical fantasy, set in 1888 London, will surely engage listeners. Narrator Anna Mountford beautifully captures the voice of Evelyn, a young woman with a facial disfigurement. She serves as a hospital maid for Joseph Merrick. Known to the public as the Elephant Man from his past tours in a traveling show that made a spectacle of his deformities, he now resides at the hospital. While Evelyn's voice is meek and reserved, Mountford's voice for Mr. Merrick demonstrates compassion while also reflecting some of the difficulties he has with speech due to his condition. Both Evelyn and Mr. Merrick struggle to see the good in the world as they deal with a lack of understanding from others, the horrifying murders by Jack the Ripper, and the supernatural presence of ghosts. M.D. � AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine

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