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for admirers of aristos, the rich, and gamblers
If you think that aristocrats, the rich, or gamblers are interesting per se, in the same way that some people think that celebrities are interesting per se, then you just might like this book. I do not find such people interesting simply for what they are, and so I did not find this book interesting.
It is written like a history, not in the style of a novel, so it has none of the interest of good description, characterization, or thoughtfulness, that a novel might have.
The reader cannot be faulted. He reads excellently. But, unfortunately, because the content failed to hold my interest, I only found time to listen to about half of this book.
Some people might like it, but I am not one of them.
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- Colzz MacDonald
different look at Lucan's backstory
The title says it all really, not truly about the events that surround Lucan's disappearance, more about the lives of the Clermont Set, the club where he and his chums gambled. intriguing story, that does go through those still around for their take on the murder of nanny Sandra Rivett. It also gives brilliant insight to the other active interests of the time, in particular of course, John Aspinall, The Clermont's owner. Brings a real atmosphere of the time. The narrator is pretty sharp and on point. I enjoy listening to this one over and over. The time and the area of London are big interests of mine.