This is my first audiobook and I loved it. The narrator used different regional accents and stylings for many of the characters. He also was a great actor with his voice, pausing when necessary, raising his voice, lowering his voice, increasing his speed during action.
In addition, the ease of coming back to the book days later and getting right back where I left off. I changed the setting to have the book repeat the last minute which was great because I could remember better where I left off that way.
This is my first Sherlock Holmes book and I had no idea if I would like it because it was written over 100 yrs ago and it had British lingo. It was a very good story and I could follow along easily. It wasn't like Shakespeare or Chaucer.
Sherlock was a bit surprising. I guess in the movies and TV they make him more likable. Of course he was a good detective and I enjoyed his detection work.
The narrator used different regional accents and stylings for many of the characters. He also was a great actor with his voice, pausing when necessary, raising his voice, lowering his voice, increasing his speed during action.
I believe it was the last 3 chapters seemed sort of out of place for the novel. Since this is my first Sherlock Holmes I am not sure if this is a literary device used in all his novels but I didn't like it. Sherlock had already solved the case, the criminal had been arrested, the victims updated, then they have the criminal talk about his crime for it seemed like 3 chapters. It added very little to the story except it gave a prolonged backstory. It just seemed like it was stuck on the back. I think if the backstory had been woven throughout the story it would have flowed better.
I loved the story about a boy who loses his mother and then no one seems to want him. And the painting "The Goldfinch" that haunts him his whole life. He moves in and out of several families lives loving and scamming them.
Yes I would read another book by the author because the story was very compelling.
However, the story never ends. It goes on for another 200 pages when it should have concluded.
I think anyone who doesn’t get the point of the novel after it has been repeated over and over and over again. The theme is repeated at nauseum.
If you had doubts about God the discussion might interest you but you will have to wait 6 hrs for these intellectual gems to first appear.
"This is a story about hate" and love and envy and jealousy. It is told in a very dreary, very repetitive manner. I hated the main character for he none. It was dreary. The characters very unattractive.
Colin Firth was the only thing good about the book. I picked it because it had won some award for narration. I kept thinking it will get better it won some award. Half way through I wanted to quit but I had invested too much time not to find out about the characters future. Bleak is all I will share.
Half of book I. Half of book 2, and 1 chapter of book 3.
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