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I was bored to death for the first 80 pages, at one time thinking I wouldn't even finish the book.
He has a way of drawing the reader into the story, into the minds of his characters, who just happened to be real people.
The book is about Marconi and his invention of wireless and about Dr. Crippen who murdered his wife.
This is the second Erik Larson book I've thoroughly enjoyed - I look forward to reading more of his work!Published 3 days ago by Mary Beth
Unbelievable research work from E. Larson and a great page turner.
Larson hits a dinger every time. Following two stories and how they interconnect makes fur a great read.Published 9 days ago by w.baldaro
One of my new best authors. Utterly fascinating as he weaves two seemingly unrelated stories together and along the way learn things that make you say " I didn't know... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Glen Lancaster
Way to slow a read. Just keep hoping it would get better especially after reading his White City some time ago (which was great). Read morePublished 11 days ago by squiggle
This book was a major disappointment. After reading two of Larson's other books, I was looking forward to this one but it seemed to go on forever. Read morePublished 16 days ago by dave
A wonderful drama woven around Marconi and his struggle to achieve long range wireless messaging, and Crippen, a notorious murderer. It is all true, but reads like a novel.Published 18 days ago by Diana Peterson
Bought this for a gift for my father and he's enjoying it immensely. We are Erik Larson fans!Published 22 days ago by Rebekah J Smith