The feel of the adventure and the interactions between Russell and Holmes feel authentic to Conan Doyle's original character. The narration is brilliant and the storyline engaging.
I wasn't sure about this when I started. Wasn't sure of the reading wasn't sure of the surroundings...Dave being out of Louisiana... but the writing was so beautiful if not a bit more brutal than previous books...
Will Patton's narration grew on me also and I ended up really liking it.
This is the first time I have listened to one of Burke's books as opposed to reading.
I loved it.
Burke is a true poet of the crime genre and a great writer...and this book is no exception!
I will now go back and read the hard copy...
I am in the car a lot. I love to listen to these books. Peter Robinson's characters are so well rounded and the stories are just riveting. This one was a little easier to figure out the mystery but that is not usually the case.
I am so hooked on Inspector Bank's mysteries!
I decided to revisit the original story before seeing the movie. Didn't have time to read it so I got the Audio version for my commute. Great fun! I haven't read it since I was 14 so it was great to see it holds up even for the jaded adult.
My grandson has my old Kindle so I loaded it on to his Kindle (he is 9) for him to listen. He loved it and has listened to it over playing games or watching videos.
Great fun story beautifully told!
I recommend this version over the dramatic readings that have been abridged.
This is such a great tale. Well read. Fun to listen to.
Hated to see it end. I read it years ago and it actually is funnier when you hear it read out loud. Well, by Martin Jarvis anyway.
Read this book a while ago but decided to listen to it on Audio. Brilliant. It is wonderful to hear Fat Charlie and Spider and the rest of the characters come to life with such flare! Can't recommend it enough! Love Neil Gaiman's work and Lenny Henry brought a special gift to the reading of the book.
Noble Heart literally saved my life and sanity years ago when I had to have back surgery for a crippling condition. I had been involved in yoga and meditation practices for years when I found myself debilitated for several months. I listened to this series over and over again and it changed my outlook on where I was and what I was going through. I was happy to be able to get it in a digital format recently during a very stressful time. Broken into chapters that give teachings and meditations it is easy to listen to and digest in bite size pieces. It was recorded during a retreat and gives the ambiance and feeling of being on that retreat. Pema Chodron is a wonderful teacher and meditation guide.
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