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THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE

by | Read by Simon Vance

Science Fiction • 14 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1992

In a nineteenth-century England where steam power has been harnessed to drive two “engines” (actually, computers), paleontologist Edward Mallory is drawn into a mystery involving Ada Byron, the prime minister's daughter, who is the "Queen of Engines." Ada is revered by scientists because of her intelligence but scorned by others because of her gambling and liberal attitude towards sex. Mallory is drawn into an underworld that may ruin not only Ada’s reputation but also his own life. Simon Vance uses his talents to portray an entire cast of British characters—London dandies, stout Sussex-men, shy lower-class tarts, and stuffy, proper servants. His narration is rich and rolling, carrying listeners along sure-footedly through mystifying terminology, startlingly frank sex scenes, and tension-filled chases. Vance is a wonderful guide to a complex story set in a steampunk London. G.D. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2011]

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Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-9073-3 $34.99 • Twelve CDs

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Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 978-1-4418-9074-0 $89.97 • Twelve CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4418-9076-4 $44.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4418-9078-8 $44.97

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