• by Eleanor Updale
  • Narrated by Stephen Fry
  • 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fleeing across a roof on a dark night in Victorian London, a thief crashes through a glass skylight to almost certain death. But an ambitious young doctor revives and reconstructs his shattered body, proudly showing off his handiwork at the Scientific Society where the city's intelligentsia meet. It is there that the robber picks up the key to a new existence, and on his release from prison begins to lead a double life.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great narration, book not for me

Very well read by Stephen Fry.
I really wanted to like this but I simply didn't care that much about the protagonist. The characterization was somewhat shallow. Maybe this is a kids book.
I don't regret buying this, but I can't be bothered with the next book
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- Daniel


A wonderful story, narrated by the fabulous Stephen Fry who brings it to life in the way only he can. I downloaded it to listen to in the car with the kids, and every one of us from the age of 6 to 42 loved every second. We didn't wait for the return journey to finish it, and ended up listening to the end in our hotel!

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- Chloe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios