Having read several mother/son team books authored as Charles Todd and enjoyed them, I was somewhat lost in this one. It seemed a stretch in both plot and characters.Perhaps I listened in too many short snatches of time. I wanted to like it!
Nigel Carrington really made Coffin Underground! Now I want all 13 Coffins. I think this book is better than Coffin In Fashion, but that was my first Coffin & I opted for a second. I think Nigel Carrington is one of the best if not THE best narrator of all the many I have heard. And I thought no one could top John Lea or Simon Prebble....
I never thought I would be interested in a boat race. But I thought the fact that it was in that horrendous Nazi Olympics might be riveting. It was, but not in the way I thought. As the title suggests, it was the boys in the boat that were mesmerizing.
I was a bit disappointed that there was not much on the German side of the story.
Still, I came away with a huge amount of respect for the boys in "our" boat.
I think I got this one because I'd read Robotham before. His character's struggle with Parkinson's adds a twist to his books in the series. In this case, the trouble knocked on his door....
Colin Firth is right up there with Ralph Cosham. Cosham has narrated about 100 books, and so far I've only found one by Colin Firth. It was a bittersweet story with more introspection than plot, but Firth nailed it as far as I'm concerned. I wish he would do more.
This seemed to spend a lot of time in the weeds of Who discovered what, and when, and how could someone profit from it? I had read a biography of Tesla, but I have yet to find his story presented in a truly interesting way. Tesla deserves great credit for his genius, but I came away still somewhat confused of what use it has been to us in the long run.
Regardless of whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, the references in this book about our country's early years are a must read. Later in the book, some of the implications for today seemed a bit repetitive, but the message is worthwhile.
Despite the sometimes x rated horrors in this mystery, it was intriguing the way it was solved and I didn't want to stop listening. Later, there were some twists I wasn't entirely expecting and didn't like, Despite that, it was one of the better ones I have listened to.
This was a bit unusual. It seemed a little unlikely, but at least I read and listened to the end. It wasn't boring.
No. It is rather forgettable as it is.
Can't remember a single one! However, I do remember lots of scenes from The Watch That Ends The Night: Voices from the Titanic.
To be more selective in my ordering, perhaps paying more for some of my Audiobooks than in the past.
When this book was finished I remember thinking, well that was okay. Apparently it takes more than loving to hear Simon Vance's narration for something to stick in my memory.
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