The Poisoned Island

  • by Lloyd Shepherd
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

London, 1812: When the crew of the Solander, a ship carrying rare specimens of plant from the paradise island of Otaheite, are found dead, their faces twisted into hideous expressions, Detective Charles Horton is put in charge of the investigation. It becomes clear that this is a mystery that began near the foot of great Tahiti Nui, in the shadow of a dead volcano, beneath the eyes of unforgiving ancient gods.

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Depth to the characters

This is a great 'listen' there is lots of depth to the characters and there are contrasting scenes and settings that really come alive. The narrator is good making use of dramatic narration to separate speech. Worth a go.
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- Kindle Customer

so real I could smell the london steets

Would you listen to The Poisoned Island again? Why?

I only listen to a book once even if its brilliant


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Poisoned Island?

the description of east london and the docks


Which scene did you most enjoy?

the discovery of the bodies


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it made me feel that I am glad I live now not then


Any additional comments?

Lloyd Shepherd is a wonderful story teller

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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-02-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks