Monday, July 7, 2014

The Anatomist's Apprentice (Dr. Thomas Silkstone #1) by Tessa Harris (Goodreads Author), Simon Vance (Goodreads Author) (Narrator)

5 of 5 stars  *****

A most enjoyable historical fiction that captures English lifestyle and colloquialism circa mid to late 1800s. The intrigue begins with an investigation into the death of a prominent, surly figure by young, bright Dr Silkstone, an American. The host of characters who have motive create background profiles in subjective thought and public opinion. Dr Silkstone offers objective, scientific data that is new to medicine for this time. Twists in the plot reveal ulterior designs by those who have a special interest in the the investigation's findings.

Simon Vance narrates the artful writing of Tessa Harris in a superb fashion worthy of award-winning theatrics. The scenes and interactions between characters use the articulate brush of Tessa's words and colorful shades of emotion, atmosphere, and intention that Simon paints through his expression. The reader is never bored throughout this audio rendition of a mystery that entertains and educates.(less)