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The Orphanmaster

Jean Zimmerman

From a debut novelist, a gripping historical thriller and rousing love story set in seventeenth-century ManhattanIt's 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond. Suspects abound, including the governor's wealthy nephew, a green-eyed aristocrat with decadent tastes; an Algonquin trapper who may be possessed by a demon that turns people into cannibals; and the colony's own corrupt and conflicted orphanmaster. Both the search for the killer and Edward and Blandine's newfound romance are endangered, however, when Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hang for espionage. Meanwhile, war looms as the English king plans to wrest control of the colony. Jean Zimmerman brings New Amsterdam and its surrounding wilderness alive for modern-day readers with exacting period detail. Lively, fast paced, and full of colorful characters, The Orphanmaster is a dramatic page-turner that will appeal to fans of Hilary Mantel and Geraldine Brooks.

From a debut novelist, a gripping historical thriller and rousing love story set in seventeenth-century ManhattanIt's 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond. Suspects abound, including the governor's wealthy nephew, a green-eyed aristocrat with decadent tastes; an Algonquin trapper who may be possessed by a demon that turns people into cannibals; and the colony's own corrupt and conflicted orphanmaster. Both the search for the killer and Edward and Blandine's newfound romance are endangered, however, when Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hang for espionage. Meanwhile, war looms as the English king plans to wrest control of the colony. Jean Zimmerman brings New Amsterdam and its surrounding wilderness alive for modern-day readers with exacting period detail. Lively, fast paced, and full of colorful characters, The Orphanmaster is a dramatic page-turner that will appeal to fans of Hilary Mantel and Geraldine Brooks.
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From a debut novelist, a gripping historical thriller and rousing love story set in seventeenth-century ManhattanIt's 1663 in the tiny, hardscrabble Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, now present-day southern Manhattan. Orphan children are going missing, and among those looking into the mysterious state of affairs are a quick-witted twenty-two-year-old trader, Blandine von Couvering, herself an orphan, and a dashing British spy named Edward Drummond. Suspects abound, including the governor's wealthy nephew, a green-eyed aristocrat with decadent tastes; an Algonquin trapper who may be possessed by a demon that turns people into cannibals; and the colony's own corrupt and conflicted orphanmaster. Both the search for the killer and Edward and Blandine's newfound romance are endangered, however, when Blandine is accused of being a witch and Edward is sentenced to hang for espionage. Meanwhile, war looms as the English king plans to wrest control of the colony. Jean Zimmerman brings New Amsterdam and its surrounding wilderness alive for modern-day readers with exacting period detail. Lively, fast paced, and full of colorful characters, The Orphanmaster is a dramatic page-turner that will appeal to fans of Hilary Mantel and Geraldine Brooks.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

15h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

15:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

17:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:05


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

10:17


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

16:08


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:17


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

10:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

12:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

12:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

13:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

13:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

15:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

11:33


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

12:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

11:25


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:55