The Stress of Her Regard

Tim Powers

Simon Vance (Narrator)

04-07-11

16hrs 58min

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04-07-11

16hrs 58min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Fantasy

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“A Tim Powers science fiction novel never fails to titillate and elucidate with the dark and the bizarre, and all with such original, eccentric color and style. This novel—Powers’ seventh—is a shining example.” Los Angeles Times

Winner of the 1990 Mythopoeic Award
A 1990 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
A 1990 Locus Award Nominee

On the night before he is to be married, Michael Crawford joins his friends for an evening of drinking and revelry. In a fateful, inebriated moment, Crawford slips his fiancée’s ring on the finger of a nearby statue. The following day, the statue is gone.

When Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that crisscrosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this tale of passion and terror brilliantly evokes the nineteenth century. The chilling horror and adventure blend to create a riveting romantic fantasy.

Praise

“A Tim Powers science fiction novel never fails to titillate and elucidate with the dark and the bizarre, and all with such original, eccentric color and style. This novel—Powers’ seventh—is a shining example.” Los Angeles Times

“Good serious fantasy doesn’t come much better than The Stress of Her Regard.” Oxford Times

“Simon Vance is the gold standard of narrators, and his reading here is proof why. It would be easy to make the famous characters that populate this book feel either over-the-top or out of reach, but, reading Powers’ prose, Vance caused the characters to continue to feel larger than life, while being grounded and human. The Stress of Her Regard is a terrifying and sensual novel about vampirism, muses, desire, regret, loss, and love. It’s my new benchmark for scary vampire stories and maybe just scary stories in general. If you like your fantasy incredibly dark and challenging, don’t miss out on it." Dave Thompson, Audiblessf blog

“Set early in the nineteenth century, Powers’ seventh novel is a horror story that wonderfully evokes the period…Strewn with literary personages and allusions, the book is entertaining on several levels, but most particularly as a chilling horror-adventure.” Publishers Weekly

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Language English
Release Day Apr 6, 2011
Release Date April 7, 2011
Release Date Machine 1302134400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Historical, Science Fiction
Author Bio
Tim Powers

Tim Powers is the author of numerous novels, including Last Call, Declare, Three Days to Never, and On Stranger Tides, the inspiration for the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz. He has received the Locus, World Fantasy, and Philip K. Dick awards. He lives in San Bernardino, California.

Narrator Bio
Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.

Overview

Winner of the 1990 Mythopoeic Award
A 1990 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
A 1990 Locus Award Nominee

On the night before he is to be married, Michael Crawford joins his friends for an evening of drinking and revelry. In a fateful, inebriated moment, Crawford slips his fiancée’s ring on the finger of a nearby statue. The following day, the statue is gone.

When Crawford discovers his bride brutally murdered in their wedding bed, he is forced to flee not only to prove his innocence but to avoid the deadly embrace of a vampire who has claimed him as her true bridegroom. Joining forces with Byron, Keats, and Shelley in a desperate journey that crisscrosses Europe, Crawford desperately seeks his freedom from this vengeful lover who haunts his dreams and will not rest until she destroys all that he cherishes. Told in the guise of a secret history, this tale of passion and terror brilliantly evokes the nineteenth century. The chilling horror and adventure blend to create a riveting romantic fantasy.

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