Did the audiobook have a message or theme? Good will win over evil with help from good people.
What did you like or dislike? The demons had no voice, but I liked that all the other characters had very well-rounded personalities.
Would you recommend?: Yes, it’s like when you were a child and someone read you a fairy tale.
Narrator’s style: Charles Keating has a very good voice for this type of story. He has the control to reach all characters and ranges.
How would you grade the book? A
The Italian Secretary – by Caleb Carr
It all begins familiarly enough: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are summoned to the aid of Queen Victoria in Scotland by an encrypted telegram from Holmes’ brother, Mycroft, a royal advisor. Rushed northward on a royal train, they soon learn of the brutal killings of two of the Queen’s servants who had been working on the renovation of the famous and forbidding Royal Palace of Holyrood.
Mycroft has enlisted his brother to help solve the murders that may be key elements of a much more elaborate plot on the Queen’s life. But the circumstances of the two victims’ deaths also call to Holmes’ mind the terrible murder of “The Italian Secretary,” David Rizzio. Only Rizzio was murdered three centuries ago.
Unabridged on 6 CDs
Simon & Schuster Audio
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