Listen up, folks! Get ready to dive into an enchanting journey through time with Katherine Howe's latest historical novel, The House of Velvet and Glass. Narrated by the brilliant Heather Corrigan, this audiobook takes us back to 1915 Boston, where the winds of change are blowing and a young woman finds herself caught between love and loss.
Our protagonist, Sibyl Allston, is still grappling with the devastating loss of her mother and sister on the ill-fated Titanic. Left to navigate a world she has no control over, she seeks solace in the parlor of a mystic medium, hoping to find answers and escape from the clutches of despair. But when her brother is expelled from Harvard under suspicious circumstances and falls under the spell of a peculiar young woman, Sibyl turns to the enigmatic psychology professor Benton Jones for help, unaware of the unspoken tensions that linger from their shared past.
As Benton and Sibyl embark on a quest to unravel a haunting mystery, their connection reignites like a wildfire, revealing a profound bond that transcends the boundaries of reality. From the captivating opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the lavish salons of the elite, from the dimly lit streets of colonial Shanghai to the unforgiving decks of the Titanic, The House of Velvet and Glass seamlessly weaves together a tapestry of detailed historical settings, intoxicating romance, and an electrifying twist that will leave listeners breathless.
But wait, there's more! This audiobook comes with some amazing bonus features in the eBook version. Dive into Katherine Howe's enlightening essay on scrying, immerse yourself in an article from the Boston Daily Globe about the tragic events of the Titanic, and take advantage of the included Reading Group Guide and Q&A with Katherine Howe herself.
With a rating of 2.5 out of 5, this audiobook clocks in at a riveting 16 hours and 30 minutes. So, grab your headphones, settle into a cozy spot, and prepare to lose yourself in this captivating tale that will thrill and delight even the most discerning listeners. The House of Velvet and Glass awaits, ready to transport you to a world where magic, mystery, and love intertwine in the most enchanting way.