The Luminaries – Eleanor CattonThe Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Narrator: Mark Meadows
on October 15th 2013
ISBN: 0316074314
Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, New Releases
Pages: 848

Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased

It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner.

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