Though parts of this book are rather gruesome, this is really a fascinating book. I enjoyed learning about the architecture of Chicago and everything that went into the World's Fair. Larson's narrative kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next.
I think someone else mentioned this, but the totally abrupt ending makes me feel like she really did have a deadline and wasn't able to complete - or even tie up in any way - many of the story lines she started in this one. There were an awful lot of side stories that didn't really seem necessary to the main plot; they just rambled about like a bunch of short stories about this or that character. All were relatively interesting, but I feel like she got away from her original story line and didn't know how to get back to it. Of course, if she comes out with another one I will no doubt want to know what the heck happens next, but I'm very disappointed in this one.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable book to listen to. The readers were excellent and really made it that much more enjoyable. Something I never thought I'd ever write: I don't think I would have enjoyed the book in print as much as the audible version. This is because of the readers who really brought all the characters alive. I highly recommend this book!
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