I enjoyed the beginning as young Holmes is attempting to solve the mystery he stumbles accross. The characters, Matty especially, were well explained. The end left several loose ends so I guess there will be more in the series. The confrontations with the evil Count were close to ridiculous.
Well read and Weyman kept me intereted
Bought on impluse to use during a long car trip. It was enjoyable but not great.
The characters are real people. Ms. Rowling has described them in detail, warts and all.
Without spoiling what happens, the last few chapters are like a runaway train the plot elements build and interact, I could not stop listening.
Both the Dinner Party from Hell and the Birthday Celebration were excellent.
I cried at places, however according to Ms. Rowling in the NY Times she did also.
I know that my views are in the minority with so many negative reviews already. It's not Harry Potter and the Pagford Parish Council.; it wasn't meant to be. Give the story a chance, you may be surprised.
Enjoyable listen, not the best ever written but well done and worth the credit. I am a big Jim Dale fan since the Harry Potter books and the only thing I found unusual was that some of the character voices were very similar to the Potter voices:
Dr Pym = Dumbledor, Cavendish = Peeves, Gabriel = Madeye Moody, The Countess = Belatrix and a few more.
I look forward to the next books in the series.
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