This book is very well written; the story keeps one engaged and interested. I especially enjoyed the narration by Simon Vance. His characterization of the different voices was excellent.
I enjoyed this book thoroughly.. The narrator was solid with the characters. The author's story was well written, vocabulary as Doyle would have used was spectacular.
The Ripper versus Sherlock Holmes sounds like a title fight that's not to be missed. And it has the ingredients you would expect -- or most of them.
What's missing is a sense of menace. Maybe we readers of serial killer novels in the 21st century are too jaded for the Sherlock Holmes style, which Faye does capture rather well. Dust and Shadow is flat and disappointing. If there was a 2.5 stars that's what I would have rated it.
It moved quickly, but had a lot of detail. Not too narrative. Felt like an original Sherlock.
Fun historical mystery.
I found this work to be very true to the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the spirit of his Sherlock Holmes works. It was in all sense a great story, introducing wonderful new characters. It was hard for me to stop listening to it. I am a Holmes purest and at no time did I feel that this work diverged from the standards of the Genre. It's great fun.
Yes I think this was a good listen
You would enjoy this a lot if you enjoy sherlock holmes
I listened to this with no more knowledge of the Ripper story than the high-level information most adults have. I almost gave up on the book in the first quarter as I find Sherlock's personality so off-putting, but I liked the other leading characters (especially Ms. Monk) and it picked up speed and intrigue. I loved the suspense created by having the Ripper trying to turn the tables on Sherlock, although there was little doubt as to who would be the victor in this game of wit. It keeps you guessing until the end as to who the Ripper is.
It's difficult to choose just one thing that I liked best. I loved the introduction of Mary Ann Monk, that Sherlock was shown to be a human being, and the cat and mouse game that the Ripper and Sherlock play.
I really enjoyed the Character of Mary Ann Monk. She was a woman who did what she wanted and knew her worth. I really enjoyed seeing a strong female character, especially for the time that it was written.
I also liked the Sherlock that was portrayed in this book. He starts of as the typical character, cocky and self-assured. As time goes on though he begins to get frustrated and obsessed. It humanizes Sherlock in a way that makes him relatable, even when his cognition is so above the norm.
There were several moments that really drew me in, but I can't say without spoilers.
I really liked this book. It was a captivating re-telling of Jack the Ripper and Sherlock's hunt to find the culprit. I liked how the author included so much human suspicion, frustration, hope, dread, etc. It wasn't a book about how Sherlock Holmes instantly discovers the culprit from some overlooked clue, it showed the human side of Sherlock as he struggles to solve the case. It also gave a very real look as to how people react when they are scared, how they look fro someone to blame. Lastly, it showed how people can grow, change, and try to do better. Overall, a great story.
I am an avid Sherlock Holmes fan. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be pleased with this great story of Holmes' investigation of Jack the Ripper. The author held true to the personalities of all characters. Perfect performance by the narrator too. Terrific book!