An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London.
When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.
The narrator (Anton Lessor) does an exceptionally good reading of this page-turner. Pullman writes thrillers about characters you care for, and Lessor focuses all his energy and subtlety into a seamless performance that gives these characters the space to breathe and talk.
I started going to bed earlier each evening to listen to this longer; the same for the second book in the series, 'The Shadow in the North', also performed with intelligence and understanding.
The right narrator makes all the difference...
So glad that Anton Lesser is reading some of Philip Pullman's books; getting the right narrator makes all the difference as a bad reader can turn a good book into an, at best, mediocre audiobook, or as with Anton, a good book becomes a really fantastic audiobook!
The Ruby in the Smoke a gripping story with many twists and turns (ideal for teens too) and all the characters are all brought to life in this brilliant reading by Anton Lessor. I can highly recommend. Please ask Anton to read all Phillip Pullman's books for Audiobooks.