The Affinity Bridge

  • by George Mann
  • Narrated by Simon Taylor
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the bizarre and dangerous world of Victorian London, a city teetering on the edge of revolution. Its people are ushering in a new era of technology, dazzled each day by new inventions. Airships soar in the skies over the city, whilst ground trains rumble through the streets and clockwork automatons are programmed to carry out menial tasks in the offices of lawyers, policemen, and journalists. But beneath this shiny veneer of progress lurks a sinister side.
For this is also a world where lycanthropy is a rampant disease that plagues the dirty whorehouses of Whitechapel, where poltergeist infestations create havoc in old country seats, where cadavers can rise from the dead and where nobody ever goes near the Natural History Museum.


What the Critics Say

"Mann's imagination has clearly run wild in this quirky and well realised version of the world, and this is no bad thing. It's fun, it's exciting, and Mann has a very agreeable hand that's easy to appreciate. He has a sharp talent for writing and a surplus of enthusiasm for the genre...." (SCIFI Now)
"The author does a superb job of recreating 19-century London...a thoroughly engaging story. Excellent world building; captures the Sherlock Holmes feel; never a boring passage. Bottom line: A hugely entertaining book. 4.5 out of 5." (SF Signal)
"Fans of Alan Moore's work will likely enjoy Mann's depiction of Victorian asylums, slums, aristocratic soirees, and things that go bump in the night." (Strange Horizons)


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Disappointing . . . this is no Parasol Protectorat


I expected much more from this author (an editor) and this book

The Audio editing leaves much to be desired with frequent repeated sentences in some cases repeated with different inflections or accents that obviously should not be there. The narrator also does not do most of female voices in the book well.

The story it's self has promise but don't hold your breath for any deep plot, the villains are obvious from the outset.

The fight sequences are unrealistic

I did not feel any real attachment to the main character Sir Maurice Newbury but felt little more for his assistant Veronica Hobbes and some of the lesser characters. Newbury is no Holmes and seems to stumble from one chapter to the next from information provided by others. For an investigator for the Crown it's a wonder his still employed and alive . . .

You don't really get drawn into the book or it's characters and their world of a steam punk revenant ridden London . . . this is no Parasol Protectorate

This is a book and world that has potential and could have been a great start to a series instead you will left with a feeling that it just scape's over to OK from being a bad read
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- Captain Skurvy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios