The Last Dickens
- A Novel
- Narrated by: Paul Michael
- Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-17-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Danger and intrigue abound on the journey to England, for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca Sand, Daniel's older sister, to assist him. As they attempt to uncover Dickens's final mystery, Osgood and Rebecca find themselves racing the clock through a dangerous web of literary lions and drug dealers, sadistic thugs and blue bloods, and competing members of Dickens's inner circle. They soon realize that understanding Dickens's lost ending is a matter of life and death, and the hidden key to stopping a murderous mastermind.
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By Barbara K. on 04-03-09
What A Gem!
I am 3/4 of the way through this book & am completely enjoying it. I was surprised to see that there weren't any current ratings. If you are considering this book, don't hesitate. It's chock full of all kinds of things. Historical fiction adventure mystery, skullduggery, the Opium Wars commentary on colonialism and even some timid Victorian romance. But wait there's more! Most of all it's a story about the first American Popstar, the great Dickens. I am already planning to get "Great Expectations" as my next listen. I can't give this 5 stars as I've not yet read the ending but it definitely has 5 star potential.
If you're interested in taking a step back in time and get a little personal with one of the greatest writers that ever lived get this book!
25 of 27 people found this review helpful
By Stephen on 05-01-09
Well researched but dull
The Last Dickens certainly captures the period and the mood surrounding the publication of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, but the characters come off as rather flat and uninteresting. The best sequences involve Irishman Tom Brannigan protecting Dickens during his American tour, told in flashback. The main storyline didn't hold my interest, and the ending falls flat.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful