Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death : Agamemnon Frost

  • by Kim Knox
  • Narrated by Stephen McLaughlin
  • Series: Agamemnon Frost
  • 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Liverpool, 1891
Decorated artilleryman Edgar Mason was forced to find new work when the British Empire replaced its foot soldiers with monstrous machines. Now he waits on the Liverpool elite as a personal servant. He has just one rule: he won't work for fashion-addled dandies.
Agamemnon Frost, however, is far from the foppish man-about-town he appears to be. He's working to protect the Earth from an alien invasion being planned by a face-changing creature known as Pandarus. And on the night he plans to confront the aliens, he enlists Mason to assist him.
For a man to love a man is a serious crime in Victorian England. But when Mason meets Frost, his heart thunders and his blood catches fire. And when Pandarus drags the two men into the torture cellars beneath his house of death to brainwash them, Mason's new passion may be all that stands between him and insanity.

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What a disappointment!

What disappointed you about Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death?

Not as advertised


Has Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death put you off other books in this genre?

Which particular genre - there are two overt genres here.


What didn’t you like about Stephen McLaughlin’s performance?

Ponderous.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment.


Any additional comments?

Homoeroticism and steampunk don't really mix, at least not in this novel. If you enjoy homoeroticism you'll probably be disappointed, and if you enjoy steampunk you'll certainly be disappointed. And, it follows, if you enjoy both then you'll be doubly disappointed! The book itself doesn't seem to know what it wants to be and consequently fails at both. Add to that a very ponderous writing style and an equally ponderous narration and you get something very difficult to listen to. Even with my iPod on a 'fast' playback setting I still couldn't stick with it to the end.
I won't be buying any more in this series.

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- D. Donnelly-Wood

Steampunk and Martians, just superb

Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death by Kim Knox is a wonderful mix of Victorian steam punk and aliens from Mars.Edgar Mason spent 10 years as a foot soldier for the British Empire. Now finding himself no longer required, his role on the battlefield replaced by machines, he finds employment where he can, working as a personal servant for The Registry. Mason is hired by Sir Randolph Cadwallander to serve as a valet to the dangerously enigmatic Agamemnon Frost when he visits Sir Randolph to attend a very special Twelfth Night dinner party. Mason finds himself drawn to the man from the moment they first meet but Agamemnon Frost is not what he seems, and neither is Sir Randolph Cadwallander or the rest of the guests. It also turns out that Edgar’s presence is by design as well.

Stephen McLoughlin's narration is just perfect. Agamemnon is deliciously seductive with his clipped tones and correct disposition, I kept thinking of a cross between Sherlock Holmes and a bohemian Dr Who as I was listening. I loved it.
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- Jo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-08-2013
  • Publisher: Carina Press