The life adventures and a mysterious tutor hired by his brother Microft that helped build the Consulting Detective Sherlock Holmes of adulthood.Started laying out the effects of his family. The effect that brother Microft had on his road to greatness.The introduction of historical & other FACTS incorporated into the story, like the sea forts built in the mid 1800's to protect from invasion from France, serving sporadically through WWII.
It was a logical path that would lead to the famous Sherlock Holmes.
The way he read & comments largely made up for the lack sound effects. The different mannerisms of the other charactors.
Yes, but life provides interruptions
Some sound effects would have helped.
The telling of true statements, that because they are not complete, is used by all sides to serve their purposes or hear what they want to hear. It teaches about deceit & the danger that can come from not pursuing the answers to things you think you do not want to know.
How the top levels of both guilds, in their efforts to suppress & deny the truth they allow the challenges what are their greatest fears to continue at work.
Not the first part, but later I did
If this had not been written by Jack Campbell I would not have given this book a 2nd thought.
Similar to the Lost Stars series by Jack Campbell, the beginning of this story seems boring while it lays the groundwork for the good & increasingly better parts of the story. I was initially disappointed by the somewhat boring beginning & almost stopped listening, when I remembered similar rather boring groundwork in the 1st book of the Lost Stars series.
I continued on and found the pieces coming together. I also heard clues that this is not about reincarnation witches & warlocks lore. I have 2 ideas about what will be revealed in the next book. One of those ideas might be loosely basing on the core of the original Planet of the Apes series, without the apes. I wound up enjoying the book very much & if you skip the boring beginning, you will probably have some difficulty understanding the rest of the book, so I suggest bearing with that part. Pieces of the history described in this book & one of the references to the stars may provide you will similar thoughts that I have.
Like the Lost Stars series, I was & am anxious for the next book in both series. I will have to wait about 3 weeks for the next audio book in this series to come out. Meanwhile I give this about 4.5 stars.
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