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By Jenny on 04-29-09
The story was excellent and filled with rich detail about the newspaper industry, and certain thinly-disguised characters made it even more fun.
What was not fun, however, was the mispronunciation of several words by the narrator. He has a voice that's easy to listen to, and doesn't do a bad job with the narration overall, but the man needs to buy a dictionary.
I especially appreciated the skilled writing; I didn't figure out who the killer was until the author revealed him. That's not easy to pull off. Many of the mysteries I read have endings that are way too easy to anticipate. In places, the dialogue wasn't very realistic, but not to the point where it spoiled the book. Highly recommended!
Sadly, the author's fantasies about what happens to the newspaper itself at the end of the book, are not realistic. As someone who loves newspapers, I'm glad he had the opportunity to make the story turn out his way. How wonderful it would be if he could create a similar future for several real newspapers, which I fear will be gone all too soon. I think the author probably found it really satisfying, also, to create the many extremely interesting characters. A couple of times, I could almost hear him snickering as his characters were described and then fleshed out in delicious detail.
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By John E. Kelso on 09-19-08
A well-crafted story
Listening to this book is both fun and educational. One gets to hear a fine murder mystery embedded in a description of the newspaper business in the Internet age. Recommended
4 of 5 people found this review helpful