More of a decent overview of American History. A bit of skeptic stuff thrown in but not much. I expected thorough debunking of commonly held beliefs.
Another Great Courses listen. They are great.
Not much. There were words he used ad nauseum and pronounced incorrectly. It was ridiculously distracting.
Sure. There are plenty of good things in there. I just didn't think it lived up to the title of "Skeptics". Again, was looking for George Washington/cherry tree myth debunking type things.
Sure. It's funny, light, an easy listen. What's not to enjoy?
I have listened to several of Jarvis' performances. He always does a fantastic job.
It would make a fine film or series if heavily expanded which would be easy as it is a travelling story in which the protagonists see new places and meet new people daily.
As my title states, this is a "Poor Man's Pickwick". It is very similar in many respects and enjoyable but no where near as enjoyable as the Dicken's classic. The characters aren't as fleshed out. Just about any of them could have their name exchanged with one of the others and you wouldn't know the better of it.
Go try The Pickwick Papers if you liked this book. You'll like it even more. This (http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B0031AP0WE) is the version I have purchased here from Audible.
More Mycroft. He has always been a great character to me and it's a shame Doyle didn't use him more. Andrew Lane uses a lot good hints at how Sherlock may have become the consulting detective we know him as such as how he learns to deduce, play the violin, etc.
Probably its two predecessors. I think they have gotten weaker as they have gone on though.
He did, but I have Daniel Wayman's voice in my mind for this series. He definitely doesn't do as good of a job on Amyus Crow and at times I think his Mycroft was just what you would think of a stuffed shirt toff.
So long Amyus, it's Mycroft's show this time.
These books are enjoyable for adults who love Sherlock. However, don't think that you're going to surprised by the outcome or solution. They are young adult fiction and written as such.
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