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Rotherweird

Rotherweird, Book 1
Sprecher: Kris Dyer
Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 14 Min.
4 out of 5 stars (62 Bewertungen)
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Inhaltsangabe

Rotherweird is a twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best.

The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

For beneath the enchanting surface lurks a secret so dark that it must never be rediscovered, still less reused.

But secrets have a way of leaking out.

Two inquisitive outsiders have arrived: Jonah Oblong, to teach modern history at Rotherweird School (nothing local and nothing before 1800), and the sinister billionaire Sir Veronal Slickstone, who has somehow got permission to renovate the town's long-derelict Manor House.

Slickstone and Oblong, though driven by conflicting motives, both strive to connect past and present until they and their allies are drawn into a race against time - and each other. The consequences will be lethal and apocalyptic.

Welcome to Rotherweird!

©2017 Andrew Caldecott (P)2017 WF Howes Ltd

Kritikerstimmen

"Intricate and crisp, witty and solemn: a book with special and dangerous properties." (Hilary Mantel)
"Baroque, Byzantine and beautiful - not to mention bold." (M. R. Carey)

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Enjoyable

Absolutely enjoyable. The only drawback being that the setting off of passages or paragraphs from one another has not been done thoroughly enough, resulting in occasional confusion.

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Exciting

Lots of Characters, great story, waiting for being continued! You need a little patience at first but it's worth it

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    2 out of 5 stars

One word: exhausting!

The story is actually pretty amazing, nur the changes in the period, especially at the beginning of the plot and the multitude of protagonists is somewhat exhausting.

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Confused

Rotherweird is rather weird, most of the time I was quite confused. I enjoy it when a book is a mysterious but there is a fine line. The book lasts around 16 hours and I spent about 13 of those wondering what they were on about, this then lead to me forgetting names and so on. The book is fair enough and the reader was fine and one can always return the book to audible and exchange for something else.

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Rotherbad

I did not complete the book as it was not historical, it was farfetched fantasy! A waste of time and money!

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