This book is truly fantastic. Thoroughly engaging and covers much more than simply London's cholera outbreak, and yet did an excellent job doing that as well. I keep it on my Garmin at all times. I can't say enough about this book.
Joe Barrett narrated this perfectly. I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed the book nearly as much if someone else narrated or I read it myself - and as a reader, that is quite the compliment.
I will admit that I wasn't grabbed from the very beginning, but once I disappeared into the story I couldn't get out. I usually listen to books while running or on long drives. I listened to this book at every opportunity and I even drove around the block a few times to hear the end of the part/scene.
I'd recommend this book to a friend who has already read all the arkady renko novels and is wondering whether or not to read the last one. Otherwise, not a chance.
When other arkady renko books ended there was that feeling of saying goodbye to an old friend. When this one ended - eh...
Totally the wrong voice. It came out of left field. It felt more like a NYC detective with Russian names rather than the Arkady I know - cynical and laced with amused irony (and perhaps a wee bit curmudgeon). The voice was actually distracting. Please, re-record it with Henry Strozier or Frank Muller. Though I prefered Strozier - they were both Arkady. McLarty definitely was not.
Excellent and unlike others, I really enjoyed the narration. It's crisp and, in my mind, is characteristically appropriate.
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