Even Simon Vance's exceptional narration (why it got 1 star) can't make this book interesting. I felt like I was listening to someone's Writing Class project.
Very interesting and detailed. The book gives incredible insight into how crime investigation was done in Victorian England and viewed by the people. The crime also influenced the writing of the time in both England and the U.S. If you're not into the minute details of true crime you'll be bored, but if that's your cup of tea you'll enjoy this book.
i loved the deep research and far reach of ths telling. i often forgot if it was fiction or history i read, captivating detail. more of this please!
Didn't actually read it... listen for most of an hour then skipped forward to see if it improved. Probably a good story but I don't really like a story that's 90% the narrator telling you what is happening... I prefer hearing the characters talking to each other not the narrator telling me what was said or done.
There's a novel in here but only in flashes and mostly after 4/5ths of the way through. The rest of the book is a catalog of the history of how detectives came to be in Victorian England, which might interest some. Simon Vance's narration is why I finished it, as usual he is excellent.
Hate it dislike Tver English accent. It annoys me. Can. It stand it. I want it gone
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