a guarantee that I could get those several hours of my life back, if not completely satisfied
that she felt compelled to narrate it herself
All the superlatives you've read about this book, happen to be true. So, I have nothing to add, except, "Ditto!"
It sounds like cliche, but is in fact only echoing what's been written about this book already, to say that there isn't one most memorablle moment. The entire story is a thrilling page-turner that just so happens to be true.
Buy this book! You don't need any more convincing. . .
Horowitz did it!
The author clearly did his homework in having researched his subject thoroughly, producing a story that will delight fans of Sir Arthur's canon.
There is a reason that Derek Jacobi is considered one of the finest actors in the English language. Listen to this book, and you'll know yourself.
Without revealing too much of the plot, I will say only that this novel really humanizes Holmes more than we are used to seeing in other popular portrayals of the character.
Ann Boleyn? Inconceivable!
Mantel's 2009 Booker Prize winning effort "Wolf Hall", to which this novel is a sequel, suffered, I felt, from a lack of editing. "Bring Up the Bodies" is tauter and, for that reason, actually better.
Vance is always a first-rate narrator, and he doesn't disappoint here.
Anne's final days
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