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Melissa L. Maher

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Laurel, MD | Member Since 2013

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  • Drood: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (97)

    Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens' life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens' friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), Drood explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

    Debra says: "Mesmerizing! Hypnotizing! Fabulous!"
    "Characters out of an Edgar Allen Poe"
    Overall

    I loved this story because the characters are as mysterious and creepy as those of Poe. The plaguing madness and lifelong contempt between Collins and Dickens reminds me very much of that which Salieri had for Mozart in the movie Amadeus. I loved wondering who was more mad. Possibly could do without a few bits in the middle of the book, but I wouldn't want to trim it down much at all. Overall, a very intriguing story. Of course brought to life exponentially by such a strong narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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