AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Terry Wale

Mystery & Suspense • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Terry Wale sounds exactly as we might expect a Victorian chimney sweep to sound—if that sweep were better read than most, and perhaps more thoughtful, with a more interesting inner life. Since that is exactly who Tom Wasp is, and Tom is the narrator of this book, that works out pretty well. Between voices and accents, Wale manages to keep the many characters straight, and his performance captures the genuine wit and pathos of the protagonist. The mystery is complex and well constructed, with enough surprises in the last few chapters to please any aficionado, and the human stories behind the mystery add emotional depth. Even those who don’t usually listen to mysteries may enjoy this. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2012]



Library Ed. • ISIS Audio Books • 2012

CS ISBN 978-1-4079-1243-1 $71.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4079-1244-8 $79.95 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781407912455 $79.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×