Yes, for twenty die hard fans of Holmes there are at least 20% hard core Watson fans who wanted to get to know the 'real' Dr.Watson uncensored by his ..Show More »own pen. In order to be best pals with Sherlock Holmes, one cannot be a total idiot who goes about pointing at things in total cluelessness. Yay, for Dr. Watson!
The promise of a good plot dissolved into hurried theatrics by the author. The addition of the final chapter as a Sherlock Holmes story was a distract..Show More »ion, and frankly not worth the effort. I hope Mr. Ryan continues the series and woos me back in with the next novel.
Watson shines as a beacon of sanity in horrible times.
Robert Ryan is such a gifted writer and his ability to bring Watson and Sherlock to us in such a unique way is genius. There are floods of books being..Show More » written now using the wonderful characters of Watson and Holmes. Most are pathetic attempts to sell books that have no relation to the original characters so beautifully conceived by Arthur Conan Doyle. Robert Ryan's book are the exception. His ability to get inside the original characters personalities and present them at a different time and place is amazing. I could listen to his books for hours, oh yes, I have. All of them. Richard Burnip is the perfect narrater. He sounds like Watson. He gives him just the right tone and emotion of a perfect English gentleman of his time. He makes Watson sound like what he is, a really good man. Dealing with terrible people with honesty and integrity. I do wish he and Holmes shared more time together in the books. There is nothing like the two of them working together. I also wish there was a bit less graphic violence. But the rest is perfection. Let's hope Ryan brings us another novel with Watson and Holmes. They should live forever!