The Glass Books of The Dream Eaters

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Gordon Dahlquist

Narrated By: Alfred Molina

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2006

Duration: 12 hours 12 minutes

Summary:

It began with a simple note: a letter of rejection delivered to Miss Temple on her maid's silver tray. But for Miss Temple, her fiancé's cruel rejection will ignite a harrowing quest for truth, plunging her into a mystery as dizzying as a hall of mirrors. Thus begins Gordon Dahlquist's spectacular literary debut, a novel of Victorian suspense that shatters conventions and seethes with danger and eroticism.



Miss Temple's pursuit soon leads to a remote, forbidding estate where all inhibitions are laid bare and shocking discoveries lie behind its closed doors: men and women in provocative disguise, acts of licentiousness and violence, heroism and awakening. But she will also find two allies: Cardinal Chang, a brutal assassin with the heart of a poet, and a royal doctor named Svenson, at once fumbling and heroic -- both of whom, like her, lost someone at Harschmort Manor. The search for answers hurtles this unlikely trio from elegant brothels and gaslit alleyways to astonishing moments of self-discovery and ever-mounting peril. For the conspiracy they face -- a perverted alchemy of science, religion, and lust for power -- is terrifying beyond belief.



By turns brutal and tender, shocking and deliciously romantic, The Glass Books of The Dream Eaters is a novel for the ages, a bold and brilliant work of the imagination.

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  • Claire Hudson

    excellent story. very enjoyable just give yourself time to get into this world.

  • Linda

    The premise of this book was good, but it just drug on & on. It could have been a much shorter book & would have been just a little bit more entertaining. I just kept listening to it because I wanted to see if there was (1) a point to the story and (2) some kind of redeeming conclusion that would make all the boring hours worth it. There wasn't - don't bother reading this one, unless you need to go to sleep

  • tom

    This could have been a great story, but there are just too many characters and a plot with needless side trips and diversions. The best thing about the book is the reader, who is a great actor in his own right with a marvelous voice. The listener can readily identify the 3 protagonists, but there are so many different "bad guys" that they keep getting in the way of one another, and the mystery of the whole "glass book" thing is never really explained. Just when you think the cd is going to "cut to the chase" another tangent is brought in and more confusion for the listener ensues. If it had not been for the excellent read by Mr. Malino I would have stopped listening after the 3rd disc.