The White Devil

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Justin Evans

Narrated By: Christian Coulson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2011

Duration: 12 hours 52 minutes

Summary:

Set in a four-hundred-year-old boys' boarding school in London, a chilling gothic thriller by the author of the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child . . .

A fierce and jealous ghost . . .

A young man's fight for his life . . .

The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress and traditions as for their arrogance and schoolboy cruelty. Seventeen-year-old American Andrew Taylor is enrolled in the esteemed British institution by his father, who hopes that the school's discipline will put some distance between his son and his troubled past in the States.

But trouble'and danger'seem to follow Andrew. When one of his schoolmates and friends dies mysteriously of a severe pulmonary illness, Andrew is blamed and is soon an outcast, spurned by nearly all his peers. And there is the pale, strange boy who begins to visit him at night. Either Andrew is losing his mind, or the house legend about his dormitory being haunted is true.

When the school's poet-in-residence, Piers Fawkes, is commissioned to write a play about Byron, one of Harrow's most famous alumni, he casts Andrew in the title role. Andrew begins to discover uncanny links between himself and the renowned poet. In his loneliness and isolation, Andrew becomes obsessed with Lord Byron's story and the poet's status not only as a literary genius and infamous seducer but as a student at the very different Harrow of two centuries prior'a place rife with violence, squalor, incurable diseases, and tormented love affairs.

When frightening and tragic events from that long-ago past start to recur in Harrow's present, and when the dark and deadly specter by whom Andrew's been haunted seems to be all too real, Andrew is forced to solve a two-hundred-year-old literary mystery that threatens the lives of his friends and his teachers'and, most terrifyingly, his own.

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  • D B

    This is an engaging story of mystery and paranormal encounters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Heather Payne

    My favorite character was Fawkes. Humorous and seriously excited. The narrator was perfect at using different voices with each character. Great ghostly noises that gives you chills. Well done Christian. Thanks for a great listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Marita A

    Love the Narrator, Chris did a very good job reading to the listeners with different voices, accents and eerie sounds to give this story a feel of darkness, gloom and secretive plot that you just want to know how it all ends, I would totally recommend this book to other ghost story seekers. Zwo thumbs up ??????

  • Jennifer Castanon

    From the description this seemed like a book I would enjoy. However, I was quickly bored and unable to get through more than the first quarter of the story before giving up on it.