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This production was so dry and witless that I gave up after about two hours. The plot was hard to follow and the characters were hard to care about.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
This is another entry in wonderful Alex Troy series. Lawton's revival of the world of England from the late '30s to the early '60s is among the most faithful I have read. Each novel covers a span of that time and contains snippets of actual modified history, lending the stories a compellingly fresh quality.
If you aren't familiar with London or English history during those years or are unfamiliar with English slang, some parts of this novel may be somewhat difficult. The writing is first-rate and the characterization, while somewhat more colorful than real life, is interesting and vivid.
The reader, Sara Coward, is wonderful. Her steady, controlled performance makes this book a joy to listen to.
I highly recommend this book to Anglophiles, particularly those with an interest mid-century history.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Story is too long. The beginning is just a long ramble at the start before it gets meaty and after the main mystery is solved the book could end but drags on unnecessarily for at least another hour. The voice is a bit disconcerting having the male lead narrated by a woman does not work and after listening to earlier books is very hard to get used to.