The Strangler Vine

The Strangler Vine

A Novel

Streaming Audiobook - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair-trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society-becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thugee cult and it's even more ominous suppression. There are shades of Heart of Darkness, sly references to Conan Doyle, that bring brilliantly to life the India of the 1830s with its urban squalor, glamorous princely courts and bazaars, and the ambiguous presence of the British overlords-the officers of the East India Company-who have their own predatory ambitions beyond London's oversight.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781622316359
1622316355
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 45 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Wyndham, Alex
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudio

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

smc_1 Mar 02, 2018

Mystery, intrigue, compelling historical detail and superb narration make this a winner!

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DCL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top