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The flow was too disjointed to be enjoyable, at least through three quarters of the book. Solely concentrating on the murder moved the story along and made for some compelling reading. A lighter touch to Marconi may have helped.
While not as compelling as The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck nevertheless weaves two stories into an interesting tale of an inscrutable murder against a background of major historic events. It provides much detail on Marconi's development of wireless communication which at times can be a bit too much detail. The murder side of the story is excellent and becomes the overarching point of interest between the two stories.
You never know with history stories whether they are going to plod or relate a story like a good novel. This favors the latter. It creates the period very well the character development is excellent. The reader is a pleasure to listen to. Fascinating history at the turn of the last century.
I listened to 2 discs and could not do any more. It seemed as though someone was reading a history text book to me. Never did make it to the actual story (if there was one).
I really liked this book. I love the way he writes history so that you're intrigued and not yawning. The mixing of the 2 story lines is awesome. You finish one chapter and can't wait to start the next. I actually hated to see the book end.