I was dubious that this story was going to be good; concerns unfounded. this story was great and of course the narrator was exemplary.
What's not to like? The story was clever and managed to weave in most of the facts about Jack the Ripper as dealt with by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The narrator reminded me of the old Basil Rathbone movie version of Holmes. He managed the different British dialects convincingly and even sounded pretty good as a woman. Audiobooks live and die with the narrator no matter how good the story would be if read from the book, so it's nice to have this one read properly.
I am a huge Holmes fan, I have all audio, books, TV Series & movies. I am also very well read on Jack the Ripper. I was staggered to see how incredibly well the author has taken the facts form the Ripper case, including the description of the locations the main players in the real life crime & then mixed it with the Holmes I know & love. It is stunning the amount of research to know the Ripper case of 1888 so very well & then send Holmes in to investigate. Utterly brilliant writing. I would say it is worth watching a few documentaries on the internet about the Ripper case to add even more enjoyment to this wonderful book.
Dust and Shadows pits Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. Clever concept with the greatest fictional sleuth of that era tracking one of histories worst villains of that time. Simon Vance is one of the premier narrators and he does an exceptional job in this fast paced thriller. The book appears to be well researched both from the historical facts of the actual case and also in the persona of the fictional characters. Strongly recommend this one.
Haven't read many mysteries, so am glad to have started with this book. Lots of twists and turns. Couldn't put it down. Descriptions and narrative beautifully written.
Recommend to readers new to mysteries and to readers who are fans, already, of mysteries.
No. Because I only reread books I love.
A new Ripper possibility.
I dislike Sherlock imitations but I kept listening to hear the end.
I did not feel it was Sherlock et al. But it was a new ending to the Ripper.