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By Captain Skurvy on 08-10-12
Disappointing . . . this is no Parasol Protectorat
I expected much more from this author (an editor) and this book
The Audio editing leaves much to be desired with frequent repeated sentences in some cases repeated with different inflections or accents that obviously should not be there. The narrator also does not do most of female voices in the book well.
The story it's self has promise but don't hold your breath for any deep plot, the villains are obvious from the outset.
The fight sequences are unrealistic
I did not feel any real attachment to the main character Sir Maurice Newbury but felt little more for his assistant Veronica Hobbes and some of the lesser characters. Newbury is no Holmes and seems to stumble from one chapter to the next from information provided by others. For an investigator for the Crown it's a wonder his still employed and alive . . .
You don't really get drawn into the book or it's characters and their world of a steam punk revenant ridden London . . . this is no Parasol Protectorate
This is a book and world that has potential and could have been a great start to a series instead you will left with a feeling that it just scape's over to OK from being a bad read
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