This book is a great listen and will be enjoyed by anyone who favors the classic English mystery. It is a very different view of an older, retired Sherlock Holmes, who renews his interest in investigation when he meets Mary Russell, a young, strong-minded and independent young woman whom he takes on as his "apprentice". While some may be disappointed in this depiction of Sherlock Holmes, which varys in some very significant ways from the original portrayed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the characterization of Mary and her relationship to Holmes more than makes up for and justifies the revisions, in my opinion. Jennie Sterlin is a wonderful reader, and the book moves quickly and leaves the reader anxious for the next installment.
It is very rare for me to want to put down a book before I finish it, but this one almost made me do it! Stiff, one-dimensional charactors, no plot to speak of, and descriptions and scenery so overdone that you find yourself thinking "enough already!!" One of the worst books I have ever read, and I read a LOT!
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