The Strangler Vine : Avery and Blake

  • by M. J. Carter
  • Narrated by Sam Dastor
  • Series: Avery and Blake
  • 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Longlisted – Baileys Women’s Prize 2014
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of M. J. Carter's The Strangler Vine, read by the actor Sam Dastor.
India, 1837: William Avery, a fresh young officer in the East India Company, arrives in Calcutta expecting to be seduced by its ancient traditions. Nine months later he hasn't learnt a word of Hindoostani, is in terrible debt, and longs to return home before the cholera epidemic finishes him off.
A few months earlier, so rumour has it, the infamous and disgraced poet Xavier Mountstuart leaves Calcutta in order to track down the last of the remaining Thugs, a sinister secret fraternity notorious for strangling thousands of travellers. But after reaching the kingdom of Jubbulpore, Mountstuart mysteriously disappears.Then the Company leads Avery to Jeremiah Blake, an unruly ex-Captain who has embraced native life. Their mission? To cover 700 miles of treacherous road in three weeks and find Mountstuart. A more unlikely duo couldn't be imagined, but they must bury their differences if they wish to succeed - for all is not as it seems, and at the rotten heart of everything lies the secret of the macabre Thugs....


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A real cracking story

The storyline keep you hooked from the start, and only get's better and real intense on the way.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-30-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited