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Reading about the Southwest Virginia of 80 years ago was very meaningful, especially the idea that people there weren't very different from other Americans. But the narrator says "Appalayshun," so the narration seems to do to the book what the "big-city reporters" did to the original account of the trial. Sharyn McCrumb should read her own books, or someone from this area should read them.
What would have made The Devil Amongst the Lawyers better?
Suspense, interesting characters
Has The Devil Amongst the Lawyers turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, not at all.
What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Stilted, stereotypical accents.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Background on the work of reporters in the 1930s.
Any additional comments?
Rather than developing interesting, driven characters and a spooky, evocative setting as she does in the other ballad series books, The Devil Amongst the Lawyers is a research dump. It contains meticulous details of setting and background on traveling journalists and Japan in the middle part of the last century. I am starting the second part of the audiobook and I have yet to identify with a character. The book is also so far lacking in unanswered questions that would provide suspense for the reader.
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