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Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI's Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP). Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern-day London, followed closely by Garrick.
In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a 19-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist's knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie's possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world.
©2013 Eoin Colfer (P)2013 Listening Library Audio
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By Kulu on 08-27-16

Disappointed

I was so excited to listen to these books. I am such a big fan of his previous series (Artemis Fowl). Unfortunately, this book does NOT live up to expectations. Plot holes, lame dialogue, and un-relatable unrealistic characters are just some of the problems of this book.
Apart from content, the narrator is very mediocre. For someone who has to do an American accent and a female voice, this narrator has a very poor grasp of both. Problem not all his fault (because of the content) but very cheesy and again just overall poor quality.
I loved Artemis, can Colfer please re-discover his writers voice?

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By Farrell on 04-09-16

Nice start for a series

Good universe, interesting characters, fleshed out backgrounds, well paced, overall good story telling. Yes, it's aimed at YA, but it's fun for all.

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