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- Publisher: 6e Creative; 2 edition (August 20, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 20, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Y75QT90
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- Lending: Enabled
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In Extremis: A Hellbound Novella Kindle Edition
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Mr. Sturdevant did an outstanding job with this audio from his wonderful accents which make this a more believable listen to his wonderful character voices. I have listened to other samples of this narrator’s work you really have to listen to compare just what a wonderful narrator this man is, I would never have thought they were the same person. Mr. Sturdevant has a very clear and pleasant voice that is easy to listen to. His character voices are clean, clear and crisp. His tones are even you never have trouble understanding who is talking or what they are feeling. His male voices are as pleasant as his female ones. There are no background noises I do believe there was one place where he repeated a few words but in no way does it take away from the audio it is noticeable. It would be my guess this was when he took a break however if any other breaks were taken you could not tell. There is no doubt Mr. Sturdevant took time in planning how to work this audio. He really adds a lot to the story giving a very vivid picture of what the author has written. At times I felt like I was in the room watching the acts James was doing. I have no trouble believing this was anything but a nonfiction story with the way he gave the audio a life of its own. I am looking forward to listening to more of this narrators work.
True Crime and Serial Killers are my true reading passion. I was totally into this story even though after my research some say this is all made up. I have no trouble believing this could be very well true and James could be Jack the Ripper. Whether or not the story of the diary of James and his so called writing inside a watch is true this is one author that will show you a side of James few have seen or even know about. This is well worth the listen I totally enjoyed the narrator and the author side of James aka Jack the Ripper. I will let you decide if you are a believer or not. This is one audio you do not want to miss. As you will see this author that did his research giving you a compelling story why giving life to a story that pulls you in and never lets you go. I really hated for this story to end.
McCaffrey starts his novella in 1888 by assuming the identity of Jack the Ripper is that of James Maybrick, Liverpool based cotton merchant.
A little bit of history to set the scene: A journal was discovered in 1992 which was allegedly written by Maybrick; evidence was enough to connect the dots and imply that Maybrick was indeed Jack the Ripper. That's the history lesson over!
But what of The Brethren? Within their ranks lies Thomas Quinn, a man with only revenge on his mind. The all powerful Brethren have been using Maybrick to their own end but the time has come to stop the monster. There are rumours of evidence linking Maybrick and The Brethren so Quinn is tasked with confirming it's existence, setting an innocent up for murder in the process. The Brethren hold all the cards and wield their power and influence when necessary and with ease. They will stop at nothing to protect themselves...
I enjoyed this short foray into the creation of The Brethren; the organisation behind the demise of Obadiah Stark. I thought the way the author tied the two books together at the end was clever, using a small memorable section of Hellbound to bring the past and the present together. And what crime fiction fan doesn't have an interest in Jack the Ripper?
A well written blend of fact and fiction which I would recommend reading alongside Hellbound: The Tally Man.
Four out of five stars.
Many thanks to Booklover Catlady Publicity and David McCaffrey for providing me with a copy of In Extremis: A Hellbound Novella in exchange for an honest review.
You know the name the press gave him back in 1888: Jack the Ripper. One of the most notorious serial killers to ever fly under the radar and
avoid police completely, Jack the Ripper's identity has long been a point of contention among historians and conspiracy theorists. In Extremis:
a Prequel to Hellbound by David McCaffrey, aims to tackle the mystery with a brand new thriller that incorporates events that lay the groundwork
for the story of Obadiah Stark, aka The Tally Man. Having reviewed this book a few weeks ago, I was eager to tackle this short story, and was
What's most interesting about this book is that it takes place after the infamous murders of Jack the Ripper, and focuses instead on the man
this book identifies as the killer, James Maybrick. The haunting details of this man and his mental state are intriguing to dive into. The book
also delves into the founding of The Brethren, the secret society alluded to in Hellbound: The Tally Man. Seeing their secret history unfold and
how they were involved in the Jack the Ripper killings made this a truly fresh take on the notorious serial killer's story. Testing a theory
about one of the suspects in the case and adapting it to fit his ever-growing mythology is inspiring and creative, and proves that this story
is a rich and vast one that can be delved into over and over again, and this writer definitely hopes we get to see more from David McCaffrey and
The Brethren in the future!
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