The Mesmerist by Ronald L. Smith audiobook

The Mesmerist

By Ronald L. Smith
Read by Colleen Prendergast

Dreamscape
6.12 Hours 1
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Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the group of strange children with mysterious powers she befriends be able to help? As shy, proper Jess transforms into a brave warrior, she uncovers terrifying truths about the hidden battle between good and evil, about her family, and about herself.

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Summary

Summary

Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the group of strange children with mysterious powers she befriends be able to help?

As shy, proper Jess transforms into a brave warrior, she uncovers terrifying truths about the hidden battle between good and evil, about her family, and about herself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Smith deftly brings Jess and her fellow Ravens to life and ramps up the violence to a fever pitch at the climax. This tale, though not for the faint at heart, is certain to please young horror fans.” Publishers Weekly
“Smith continues to display a deft mastery of world-building and creepy, atmospheric plotting. A gripping tale enhanced by a convincingly detailed setting and drawing on classic fantasy memes.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Colleen Prendergast’s steady performance allows young listeners to get caught up in the magical adventures of thirteen-year-old ‘mesmerist’ Jessamine…As Jess encounters faeries, werewolves, and other scary creatures, narrator Prendergast sounds astonished by it all; the wonder in her voice keeps the story from being scary. Jess battles evil with the help of some supernatural friends, and Prendergast’s reading shows how dauntless and brave she is.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Ronald L. Smith

Author Bio: Ronald L. Smith

Ronald L. Smith is a former advertising writer and the author of Hoodoo, a southern gothic fantasy novel for young readers, and The Mesmerist, a supernatural Victorian fantasy. He is the recipient of the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Horror
Runtime: 6.12
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English