Alexandria, VA, United States | Member Since 2007
Sure. This book is a departure from my reads of late-Jonathan Maberry-the Joe Ledger Series. River of Smoke is the second in a series. Ghosh and the reader benefits from his background and research. It was a real education on the opium trade and the opium wars.
I know other reviews panned Mr. Jhaveri's performance, but I though he did a fabulous job. There are many many difference accents and languages that make up this story. I enjoyed listening to this book, and the other members of my book club thought it would be a better listen than read. They struggled with the pigeon speak.
The first chapter tells the reader what happened to the people who were left on the boat at the end of the Sea of Poppies. I thought that this couldn't be the first part of the book (because it started out so many years after the boat landed).
I just checked and Audible doesn't have another book by Mr. Golemon in its catalogue. Perhaps Audible can create a section for authors we want to watch and buy from when they release a new read. I can only hope that Mr. G writes a sequel to this one. And now I am off to read "The Haunting of Hill House."
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