What a great work of fiction this is! I thoroughly enjoyed the book. People get all worked up over the possibility that some of this could be true. My friend says, "But it's based on fact." I tell him that a work of fiction based on fact, is still fiction. That there are some real facts in it simply makes it more interesting. The book is very well written, and very well read. Paul Michael does a superb job of reading. His accents are so convincing, I found myself forgetting that there wasn't a full cast of characters. The dialogue was very good as well.
My next listen will be "Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code" by Bart D. Ehrman. It will be interesting to hear what a real historian has to say.
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This was by far my favorite book. It is fascinating, rivetting, fast-paced, and filled with so much action that it exhausted me to listen to it. I highly recommend this book.
This is by far the most satisfying audio book to which I have ever had the pleasure of listening. I love the way Dickens writes in the first place, but Frank Muller brings this book to life. I'm certain that I wouldn't have enjoyed the print version as much as the audio. I must have read it in school, a hundred years ago, but I don't remember any of it. I will never forget it now.
Dashiell Hammett's writing style is so refreshing compared to modern writers. His descriptions, such as those of the Fat Man's "Bulbs jiggling" when he moved, are not something one hears today. Imagine that, a book written in 1930 is refreshing. The book was non-stop action.
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