Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard audiobook

Mr. Timothy

By Louis Bayard
Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Tantor Audio 9780060534219
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From the author of Courting Mr. Lincoln comes a different kind of Christmas story featuring a grown up Tiny Tim, this breathless flight through the teeming markets, shadowy passageways, and rolling brown fog of 1860s London would do Dickens proud for its surprising twists and turns, and its extraordinary heart. It's the Christmas season, and Mr. Timothy Cratchit, not the pious child the world thought he was, has just buried his father. He's also struggling to bury his past as a cripple and shed his financial ties to his benevolent "Uncle" Ebenezer by losing himself in the thick of London's underbelly. He boards at a brothel in exchange for teaching the mistress how to read and spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasures in their pockets. Timothy's life takes a sharp turn when he discovers the bodies of two dead girls, each seared with the same cruel brand on the upper arm. The sight of their horror-struck faces compels Timothy to become the protector of another young girl, Philomela, from the fate the others suffered at the hands of a dangerous and powerful man.

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Summary

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From the author of Courting Mr. Lincoln comes a different kind of Christmas story featuring a grown up Tiny Tim, this breathless flight through the teeming markets, shadowy passageways, and rolling brown fog of 1860s London would do Dickens proud for its surprising twists and turns, and its extraordinary heart.

It's the Christmas season, and Mr. Timothy Cratchit, not the pious child the world thought he was, has just buried his father. He's also struggling to bury his past as a cripple and shed his financial ties to his benevolent "Uncle" Ebenezer by losing himself in the thick of London's underbelly. He boards at a brothel in exchange for teaching the mistress how to read and spends his nights dredging the Thames for dead bodies and the treasures in their pockets.

Timothy's life takes a sharp turn when he discovers the bodies of two dead girls, each seared with the same cruel brand on the upper arm. The sight of their horror-struck faces compels Timothy to become the protector of another young girl, Philomela, from the fate the others suffered at the hands of a dangerous and powerful man.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Audacious…triumphant entertainment…a page-turner of a thriller.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
His [Davies] performance is so good that it becomes easy for the listener to picture the dirty streets and strange cast of characters that make up Timothy's world. AudioFile
“A subtle character examination and a page-turning plot.” Entertainment Weekly
“This mix of thriller and literature is as rich as a Christmas cake…a spirited adventure.” Atlanta Journal Constitution
“[A] dazzling blend of literary fiction and white-knuckle thriller.” People (four-star review))
“Royal Shakespeare Company performer Matthew Lloyd Davies doesn’t just narrate this new audiobook—he turns his entire performance into a one-man show…Davies brings intense energy to his performance. He narrates a section about a man being choked as if he were being choked himself. His performance is so good that it becomes easy for the listener to picture the dirty streets and strange cast of characters that make up Timothy’s world.” AudioFile

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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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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English