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Children of Earth and Sky – Guy Gavriel Kay – Simon Vance

Life turns on a dime, shatters in an instant. A word spoken, or not spoken; a decision made or deferred. A decision made by someone else, someone in power, in another part of the city or in a city in … Continue reading

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The Tao of Pooh – Benjamin Hoff – Simon Vance

For some time I’ve referred to one co-worker as Eeyore, because every time anyone asked her in ordinary conversation how she was, instead of saying “fine” or what-have-you she always says “oh, well” and follows with a description of how … Continue reading

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The Stress of Her Regard – Tim Powers – Simon Vance

I don’t recall if I’ve read anything of Tim Powers’s before; I’ve known the name forever, though. And Simon Vance narrated, so with the description listed for The Stress of Her Regard seemed like a solid lock. But it was … Continue reading

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes – read by Simon Vance

As it turns out, I don’t like Sherlock Holmes very much. The idea? Some of the writing? The kernel of the character and Watson and 221B and Mrs. Hudson and so on? Absolutely. Holmes himself and his mysteries? Oh, God. … Continue reading

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The Lodger Shakespeare – Charles Nicholl, Simon Vance

I pounced on this because I enjoyed/admired/appreciated Charles Nicholl’s The Reckoning, about the murder of Christopher Marlowe, and because I was mad about Simon Vance’s reading of Dust and Shadow. Those two, plus Shakespeare, indicated an instant win. Well… mostly. … Continue reading

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The Anatomist’s Apprentice – Tessa Harris, Simon Vance

  What: Audible credit spent (and refunded, bless them) What else: Audible is really wonderful about returns. Wherefore: I love Simon Vance. It’s not his fault, though. It’s a sad fact that my complainy reviews are often much longer than … Continue reading

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Dust and Shadow – Lyndsay Faye, Simon Vance

  It is inevitable that writers feel a deep-seated urge to pit Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper. The murders happened in the midst of Holmes’s career; his contemporary readership must have wished he could step out of the pages … Continue reading

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