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All the characters had their own voice; well paced; restrained drama, what you would expect.
I listen to a lot of books while driving my semi. In my opinion....A good audio book is one that chews up concrete and makes me not want to stop driving even when the log book says I have to.
Between the auther and the performer you couldn't get a better Sherlock Holmes story. This author had the cadence down so perfect that I was constantly amazed at this writing ability to sound just like the original Sherlock Homes creator. Absolutley fantastic writing....But then again it's boosted to a perfect score all the way around because of the execellent performance from Simon Vance......Going down the road I had the movie in my mind because each voice had it's own signature and reminded me of some of the old Basil Rathborn Sherlock Holmes movies....Damn good listen...Damn good...
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was riveted to Simon Vance's reading of this excellent story.
You can easily believe you are there alongside Watson as he follows Holmes and tries to stop the Whitechapel Murders.
While an brilliant and well thought out story, this one is even better for Holmes fans as it combines two famous and richly covered phenomenon.
John Douglas' book 'The Cases That Haunt Us' is an excellent companion for the Whitechapel murders.
This one is bound to please!
I discovered the joy of audiobooks several years ago when I got a job which is a 45 min drive one way. It continued to keep me mostly sane.
I actually purchased this because I am an admirer of Simon Vance's narration. As always he makes a book a joy to listen to, but this was a special treat. Lyndsay Faye's story of Sherlock and Watson and their chase of Jack the Ripper has the feeling of Conan Doyles beloved series, but the adventure is new. With the talents of Vance to empathize this, it's a can't miss for lovers of Holmes and Watson! Highly recommended.
I've often been disappointed with "new" stories not done by the creating author. But not so this time. Obviously not Sir Doyle yet crafted in such a way that it feels like it belongs in his cannon. I've always enjoyed this type of story where it's revealed that either a historical figure interacted with a well known fictional setting and visa versa as long as it's well done.
This story managed to catch the feel of a Holmes mystery and the London of that period. The excellent narration just added to my enjoyment. Knowing that this wasn't an original story allowed the author to portray the well known characters more as we've come to imagine them than as Sir Doyle penned them. But it's done subtly without the huge grin and wink at the reader that can so easily ruin this sort of story for me.
All in all it was a delightfully spent day of listening.
with the other reviewers that is a very good audiobook. I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it because of the prologue but once the Ripper murders started I could barely turn it off. The story is effectively creepy but not especially gory or violent. Simon Vance is a great narrator.
Not a writer, a writer wannabe, editor, lit maj, or pretend literary critic. Just an avid reader/listener. My ratings are opinion only.
Overreaching is the first word that came to mind. Missing some important nuance or balance. The end felt very forced.
I dislike giving a bad review, but I think most true Sherlock fans would be as disappointed as I with this offering.