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This book wasn't as good as the first two in the series.I wanted to like it more than I did, because I really enjoyed the first two books.
It dragged a bit. By the time the mystery is solved, it's a bit anticlimactic; I just wanted to finish it up.
Falco's snarkiness was lacking. Only one of the supporting characters, Philadelphian, was particularly interesting.
The narrator did a decent, if unremarkable, job.
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I read the Falco books when they first came out - and I was hooked. But over the years they have deteriorated badly. Occasionally, there is a winner (such as Saturnalia), but more and more, they are bogged down in interminable history lessons (and I was a Classics major, so I enjoy historical detail). But when Helena is opening her mouth every 5 lines to deliver 2 pages on a particular esoteric detail, it's just too much. The author also confuses matters by having dozens of characters (suspects) not one of whom is developed. It was a chore listening to this book.
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