I have been a Sherlock Holmes fan for longer than I care to remember. While not a classic Holmes yarn, the overall "feel" of this story was close enough for me. I thought the writing captured the flavor of Holmes and the England of his time. In addition to a very good story, the narration was outstanding. What a difference an excellent narrator can make.
Mr. Johnson has returned to the style that first hooked me back in book one. Wry and witty comments mixed with beautiful descriptive prose.
I am an old grizzled Viet Nam vet who found himself tearing up at the wedding scene in the epilogue. But then again, I have been known to get misty when watching commercials for baby diapers... Go figure...
In my mind, Mr. Guidall has become the voice for Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear. His slight changes in vocal timbre and inflection are right on the mark. I get the feeling that Mr. Guidall loves reading these books as much as I love listening.
The fact that I find myself laughing outloud throughout the book is such a joy. I so look forward to Mr. Johnson's work!
My dear friend passed away a few short months ago. Over the years, we would download our Walt Longmire books and, after completely devouring our respective copies, we would pour a couple of Rainier Ales and rehash our favorite parts. I miss him dearly and I'm afraid he missed one of the best books in the series...
Laughable story, ridiculous dialog (reminds me of my attempt to write a play in 10th grade english class), and horrible narration. Enjoyed some of Cussler's other works but not this one. A real struggle to finish.
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