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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter Audiobook

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter

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Publisher's Summary

Based on some of literature's horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders - and the bigger mystery of their own origins.

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' deaths, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.

But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.

When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.

©2017 Theodora Goss (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Rachel
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, United States
    7/07/17
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    "Cute, erratic, sloppy but not without charm"
    What did you like best about The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter? What did you like least?

    Strong female characters, love a good mystery.


    What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She does a good job trying to make each character distinctive, but gets confused as occasionally swaps accents.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Possibly


    Any additional comments?

    I love the concept, but the narrative was a bit annoying. I didn't mind the idea of borrowing creatures from other stories and weaving them into this tale but the Sherlock Holmes character was so poorly represented. <br/><br/>If you are going to use beloved characters with well established personalities and NOT completely reinvent, then be true and respectful of the source.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • sonia
    woodbridge, va, United States
    22/06/17
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    "PLEASE TELL ME THIS WILL BE A SERIES!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter to be better than the print version?

    I did not read it, only listened.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter?

    Justine's story


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Honestly, all. I really enjoyed how the characters were pre-identified verses, "she said or he said"


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    NO SPOILERS! The last few chapters, when the women realize how unique they all were, that each one had individual value to bring to the whole.


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BETTER BE A SERIES! Even though most characters are female, men will enjoy this novel very much. SPOILER ALERT! No sex, no mushy love story just a fun adventure, not even so much as just from a woman's POV. It was a well told story. It really isn't light and breezy, you have to pay attention but not a hard difficult story to follow either. I thought it was a interesting and fun new twist to several classics.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Joel Langenfeld
    Shoreview, MN United States
    12/07/17
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    "Slowly, her breathing slowed..."

    That phrase pretty much sums up the entire book.

    This could a pleasant eight hours of Audible. Unfortunately, it will require 13 1/2 hours of your time to plow through. The author executed this lexical legerdemain by slipping in looonng expository narratives from several perspectives, relieved only by the various narrators arguing about the presentation of those tedious narratives.

    Kate Reading was spot on with her narration, but unfortunately her considerable talents could not elevate this plodding prose.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Jujubntx
    Glendale, CA
    14/08/17
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    "The Strange Case of The Strange Case"

    Unfortunately I struggled to finish this novel. I purchased the audio book based upon the interestin premise and it started off decently enough . however as time went by it became apparent that the books pace slowed to a snail's pace and then finally towards the climax and lengthy denouement the book structure fell apart completely. The performance is decent but it was a stretch for the male voices. i just didn't care that much for any of the characters. Won't be reading the sequels

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica Johnson
    sunnyvale, CA, US
    27/07/17
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    "lovely unsuspenseful mystery"

    interesting style of writing - the heroines commenting on the story throughout was funny and relaxing

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reboyo
    Reboyo
    20/08/17
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    "wonderful story"

    I loved the story and the Narrator brought the story to life. I only wish that I could read more of Katherine's stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frederick
    SEATTLE, WA, United States
    13/08/17
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    "Excellent Narrator and Captivating Story!"

    Kate Reading's characterizations are really well performed.

    I wasn't familiar with some of the characters fleshed out in this, but now I'm definitely itching to read more Victorian Sci Fi.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cass
    Southeastern USA
    12/08/17
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    "Disappointing"

    Great premise, unfortunate choices in writing style with characters constantly breaking the flow to comment on the narrative and talk to one another. Made it impossible to ever fully settle into the world of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/08/17
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    "Good historical novel"

    I did enjoy this book, but it was confusing. I think if I'd have read it I would have been able to follow it better. There are a number of characters and they also "speak" in sections separate from the story. I've been pondering on a rating and how to explain this book.

    Overall a good historical novel. But it took me half the book to figure out who was who and when they were in the story, or "talking" about the story. Probably should have gone 4-stars... maybe I'll change it. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marian
    Chicago, IL, United States
    3/08/17
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    "modern monsters"

    great narration.
    Last third of story got very bogged down.
    I am assuming a book 2 is on the horizon?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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