The Paradox : The Oversight Trilogy

  • by Charlie Fletcher
  • Narrated by Charlie Fletcher
  • Series: The Oversight Trilogy
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sometimes you look in the mirror...sometimes it looks back.
Those who belong to the secret society called The Oversight know many things. They know cold iron will hold back the beasts in the darkness. They know it is dangerous to stand between two mirrors. And they know that despite their dwindling numbers, it remains their duty to protect humanity from the predations of the supernatural. And vice versa.
But two of the society's strongest members, Mr. Sharp and Sara Falk, are trapped in the world between the mirrors, looking for each other, searching for a way back home. What they discover there will have ominous consequences both for The Oversight and the world it protects - effects that will make them question everything they thought they knew.
The dark waters rise. The candle is guttering. But the light still remains. For now....


What the Critics Say

"The Oversight is - and let's be clear here - something very special.... It's oh so moreish a morsel. I'd read a prequel this evening, a sequel as soon as." (
"Exciting, exhilarating, scary and moving in equal measure, The Oversight is a teeming world of dark deeds and dark magics, brilliantly realised. This feels like the start of something amazing." (M. R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts)
"A highly entertaining fantasy that promises a trilogy worth sinking your teeth into." (SciFiNow)
"A dark and glinting book...told in a kind of compelling and hypnotic poesie that I just lapped up.... I'll certainly be reading the next one." (Cory Doctorow,


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Oh dear no Simon Prebble reading.

Why change the reader!!! Simon Peebles is the best of the best! So why is the author reading this. He's a writer not an actor and so does not give the same performance. Plus the sound quality is base heavy like he is in a broom cupboard. Was this done on the cheep. Sad because the story is interesting and I was looking forward to this. Shame !!!
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- Michael

The ship was ruined for a halfpenny worth of tar!

Would you try another book written by Charlie Fletcher or narrated by Charlie Fletcher?

Written by, yes. Narrated by, definitely not!

What did you like best about this story?

I can't really say as I kept tuning out?

What didn’t you like about Charlie Fletcher’s performance?

Bland and emotionless. My suggestion would be to stick to the writing and pay for a good narrator?

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Paradox?


Any additional comments?

Why-of-why change the narrator? I very much enjoyed ‘The Oversight’ and I’m pretty sure I would have enjoyed this one too, except I found myself not listen to the story? The previous narrator’s voice was both engaging and compelling whereas the author’s voice is bland and emotionless – bordering on soporific? I kept finding myself tuning out and missing large parts of the story. I gave up after rewinding the same part of story twice and still missing it! I am however tempted to buy the Kindle version so I can mentally substitute Mr Fletcher’s voice for that of Simon Prebble?

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- sherridan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK