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The Strangler Vine

M. J. Carter

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Description:

India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair—trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society—becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thugee cult and its even more ominous suppression. There are shades of Heart of Darkness, sly references to Conan Doyle, that bring brilliantly to life the India of the 1830s with its urban squalor, glamorous princely courts and bazaars, and the ambiguous presence of the British overlords—the officers of the East India Company—who have their own predatory ambitions beyond London’s oversight.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alex Wyndham

Length:

10h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

46:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:03