It was so good to hear Noel Coward himself read a few of his brilliant works. The other pieces were very funny read by others. I'm so glad I added this to my collection.
nothing in the book would lead you to believe the ending that wroblewski came up with.
it was as if he ran out of ideas at the end and decided to finish the book in the most abrupt manner possible just to be done with it. no matter that it was out of sync with the entire rest of the very good book. jarringingly wrong.
sadly, the ending left me NEVER wanting to spend another second with this author who entranced and seduced me for 21 hours only to suddenly drop me and walk away. i'm actually a little bitter.
i suggest that if you want to listen, then don't listen to the last hour. make up your own ending. whether it's a happy or sad one, it will be better than wroblewski's.
...when it works, it works! This book truly showed the mastery of that device. It got a little heavy handed near the end, when the author went off on her political thesis (albeit good, made the read a bit jarring out of the blue). Reader beware of some very graphic slaughterhouse language, again, completely out of sync w/the rest of the book. That said, it's compelling and I'd recommend it.
Folksy and funny, and a good puzzling mystery. I will definitely look for more Gustav and Otto "Holmes" prowling the range.
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