The Great Stink by Clare Clark audiobook

The Great Stink

By Clare Clark
Read by Steven Crossley

WF Howes 9780156030885
12.57 Hours 1
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It is 1855, and William May has returned to London from the battlefields of the Crimea, devastated by the horrors he has suffered on the front line. Back home with his wife and young son, disoriented by the chaos and clamor of the burgeoning city, May tries to rebuild his life. When he secures a job with Bazalgette to transform the city’s sewer system, he believes it will prove his salvation. But this subterranean world hides its own terrible secrets, and, when a violent murder is committed, a parallel world unfolds beneath London’s streets that will bring May ever closer to the edge of his own destruction.

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Summary

Summary

It is 1855, and William May has returned to London from the battlefields of the Crimea, devastated by the horrors he has suffered on the front line. Back home with his wife and young son, disoriented by the chaos and clamor of the burgeoning city, May tries to rebuild his life.

When he secures a job with Bazalgette to transform the city’s sewer system, he believes it will prove his salvation. But this subterranean world hides its own terrible secrets, and, when a violent murder is committed, a parallel world unfolds beneath London’s streets that will bring May ever closer to the edge of his own destruction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clark’s triumph is that she makes us see and smell everything we politely pretend not to, and she even manages to give the miasma its own kind of beauty…The book is literally breathtaking.” New York Times Book Review
The Great Stink is a trove of olfactory poetry…A crackerjack historical novel that combines the creepy intrigue of Caleb Carr, the sensory overload of Peter Ackroyd, and the academic curiosity of A. S. Byatt.” Los Angeles Times
“Dickens fans should devour British author Clark’s debut novel, a gripping and richly atmospheric glimpse into the literal underworld of Victorian England…She shows every evidence of being a gifted and sensitive writer in the same league as such historical novelists as Charles Palliser.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Clare Clark

Author Bio: Clare Clark

Clare Clark is the author of several novels, including The Great Stink, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and was named a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and Savage Lands, which was also long-listed for the Orange Prize. Her work has been translated into five languages.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English