Beautiful in words, and read exceptionally well. The most accurate and thorough novel of a fascinating part of American history.
This book transports you to life in the final days of the nineteenth century. It braids together many stories into an engrossing whole. Don't let the historical nature of this book dissuade you. It has all the intrigue of a murder mystery in a world you've never seen except this story actually happened. I'm sorry it's already over for me. I'm jealous that you still get to experience it.
Tell us about yourself! Lifelong reader and passionate pursuer of knowledge. I love Audible because I never have to stop reading.
This is the second of Mr. Larson's books I have read or listened to so far. His research is meticulous, and the juxtaposition of the exposure of the first real discovered mass murderer in American history with the efforts and personalities of the exposition/World's Fair were superb. Well written history may be my favorite genre', and this author and reader are worth your time.
Easily one of the top 5 audiobooks I've ever listened to.
Scott Brick is a masterful narrator. His Holmes was genteel and chilling, the perfect mix. His cadence is excellent throughout the book, and he instills a sense of wonder into the building of the Fair.
This audiobook has it all: an engaging and incredibly well-researched story, a flair for the dramatic, exciting and consistent pacing, and an engaging narrator.
Way too many boring details. I have always loved the author's books but this one put me to sleep. I couldn't even finish it.
Larson researched and wrote such an amazing account of the days featured in this book. Brick, as usual, makes it come alive. If you liked the Alienist or other historical thrillers this one pursues a deeper historical thread but never sacrifices the narrative. One of my favorite audiobooks in the genre; one of my favorite audiobooks.
This story feels like two different books that don't have much to do with one another. One about the world's fair and one about a serial killer. unfortunately I found it kind of boring and like the world's fair was thrown in to fill up space.