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  • The Murder Room
  • The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases
  • By: Michael Capuzzo
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper

Very disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-12

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The narrator was a significant drawback to my listening pleasure. His reading was flat and lacked emotion and interest. I just simply couldn't bear his droning on and on and on.

What could Michael Capuzzo have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Michael Capuzzo failed to make this story even remotely interesting. His style of switching back and forth between the Vicdocq meetings and the personal biographies of the three men who started the society was confusing and disjointed. The continuous references to Benders unconventional relationship with his wife and multiple mistresses did not advance my understanding of the narrative or did it contribute to the resolution of unsolved cases, ostensibly the purpose behind the book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Adam Grupper’s performances?

No.

Any additional comments?

This book was a total waste of time. I hope that someone else covers the Vidocq society and crafts a more scholarly and interesting work. Thank goodness Audible.com allows us to return books that were total dogs.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Mediocre entertainment

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-11

I wanted to enjoy the story but from the very beginning I found it so ridiculously implausible that I couldn't enjoy it. However, the narrator did an amazing job with all the voices and accents.