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by | Read by Stephen Hoye

Historical Fiction • 18.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

It's easy to get befuddled by modern technology—imagine what it was like in 1868, when science and technology took on a new importance in a nation beginning to heal after a civil war. There’s a new threat in the air and in the waters of Boston: something that melts glass, causes scientific instruments to go haywire, and is capable of traveling beneath the Charles River. Narrator Stephen Hoye has a crisp, measured style that breathes life into the main characters, four young students, including members of the first graduating class of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hoye’s performance makes listeners care about the students as they use their bravery, scientific skills, and modern detective methods to track down those responsible for causing chaos in Beantown. Writer Matthew Pearl (THE DANTE CLUB) weaves a fascinating story. M.S. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2012]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 978-0-7393-4430-9 $45.00 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7393-4431-6 $24.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2012

CD ISBN 9780307878779 $45.00 • Fifteen CDs

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