The Lodger

The Lodger

[a Tale of the London Fog]

Streaming Audiobook - 2006 | Unabridged
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An elderly couple living in Victorian London had been struggling financially, until an eccentric gentleman answered their ad for a lodger. But as women begin dying at the hands of a serial killer, they start to suspect something too horrific for words.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2006
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781433279263
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) : digital


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Jun 04, 2019

The great thing about Lowndes’s plot is the tension she creates. Mrs. Bunting both defends and fears her lodger. His money keeps her alive, but does that make her complicit in the London murders that has everyone all a tizzy? If she tells the police her suspicions, but she’s wrong about her lodger, he’ll certainly move out. Tension thickens when Daisy, Mr. Bunting’s daughter from his first marriage, arrives for a visit. Typically, she lives with “old aunt,” but now a young girl in the house . . . and possibly a murderer (muh-hahaha!!).

The audio book narrator added a lot of tension in her voice. Each character had a distinct sound, so in a sense, Lorna Raver acted the book. But I felt Daisy’s sweet, young voice really set her apart from the shouty, stressed-out Mrs. Bunting (who is shouty and stressed out because her source of income may be slaying — and not in the way people use that word today!). Best of all, Lorna Raver provided a clear yet rapidly-paced narration, which kept this book from dragging on (it’s 8 hours/30 minutes). Highly recommended; a great horror tale!


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