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the story brought Victorian London right into my living room. it was an amazing Tale. the narration was superb. it was told just like I would have read it. I had tremendous difficulty putting it down.
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The joy of this series is that Mercedes Lackey unashamedly lifts plotlines and general characters from other sources, puts her own spin on them, and remakes them into something fresh and new, all the while fitting them seamlessly into the universe she's created that includes both magic (in the form of the Elementals) and psychic gifts.
It's fun to find Sherlock Holmes as a relatively minor character, with John and Mary Watson being more central to things. It continues the story arc of Nan and Sarah and their feathered companions, without at any point feeling like it's getting formulaic.
The reader does a brilliant job. Never any confusion about who's speaking, and she sets the tone and tells the story without ever drawing attention away from the story to her performance.
It should be noted that while almost all the books in this series interweave, with main characters from one book turning up in minor roles in others, many of them can stand alone. While someone could start with this book and enjoy it, I'd recommend listening to it only after A Study in Sable, and better yet, after The Wizard of London, Home from the Sea, and A Study in Sable.
But seriously, start with the beginning of the series and enjoy them all!
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