I would recommend this audio to anyone who enjoys or is open to enjoying fantasy/sci-fi. The narration is excellent, the stories are engaging, and the message is "Bramble" is a superb metaphor for the choices we face as a technologically advanced society.
Dust and Shadow is very entertaining, the narration fits the story, and the portrayal of 19th Century London is vivid. It had been many years since I read or listened to any Sherlock Holmes fiction--I've been doing a lot more Elizabeth Peters and Agatha Christie recently. I didn't want this story to end and when I did I immediately got back on Audible to see if there were any other Sherlock Holmes books by Lyndsay Faye available.
This was a great purchase, one of those books I just couldn't turn off. I highly recommend 14 to anyone who can take a little bit of the weird (ie, monsters). This isn't a work of literary art in the conventional sense, or a great intellectual feat. It's a gripping story that sucks you in and leaves you wanting more.
As a general rule, I love Follett. He's one of those authors who sucks you in and doesn't let you go. Pillars of the Earth and Word Without End are two of my favorite novels of all time.
Fall of Giants was a big disappointment, though. For the first time ever, Follett lost my attention. He spends so much time explaining the complex historical events that the characters are undeveloped. I think he tried to cram too much into a single novel.
I would only recommend this book to those who are more interested in history than character development.
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