An interesting idea...London is now a night city, with a large number of vampires wandering around a city ruled by Queen Victoria and her new Prince Consort...a certain undead Wallachian prince, who arrived in England a scant few years ago. The story is populated with familiar names from Victorian-era history and fiction....Sherlock Holmes is in a prison camp somewhere, but his brother Mycroft is still sitting in his club and his foil Inspector Lestrade is on the case, and so on.
In this setting, someone starts killing vampiric ladies of the night (in the traditional sense of the term). Someone known as "Jack the Ripper." Against this, various groups seek to solve the case while dealing with political unrest and London deals with the brave new world of vampires and the "warm."
I found the story starting out slowly, but picked up as it went along. But the ending was somewhat predictable...I found it worth listening to, but I won't bother listening to it again.
The way everything was tied together, so many famous and well known characters sewn in seemlessly. The way the world was set up and organized so naturally.
The author managed to make a type of vampire that includes all the sexiness and attraction that most people think of when they think vampire, but also managed to make them as horrible and terrifying as any other type of monster. Mysterious beauty? Check. Horrifying _thing_ with too many limbs or joints, Check!
He has a rare bombo of gifts: Perfectly done accents and he does women's voices really well. He was a delight to listen to.
"Victoria: Vampire Queen of England"
Yes, they might like it if they like books on the history of vampires, in general or of Dracula, in particular.
I was not particularly impressed with the book...thought little about the ending.
It was okay. Nothing exceptional. Hard to follow the accent, at times.
No, the story rambles and then just stops. I finished it and was still wondering why I had bothered.
I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print
No one with any brains and values
Depends on what publishers deem is available in my area i guess
He was not suited to this type of audio book
Disappointment and anger that audible would sell such rubbish