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白城恶魔 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

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rachelsheplak's review against another edition

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3.0


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sometimes_samantha_reads's review against another edition

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dark emotional informative mysterious sad tense fast-paced

4.5

I recently got a new job and I have an hour commute one way. I'm not usually able to do audiobooks because I get distracted and I was wary of trying to follow a story while also driving, but it turns out listening to an audiobook in the car is great. 

My sister in law recommended this to me. I'm not usually into true crime, but if its paced like this and narrated by Tony Goldwyn, I'm all for it! The parallel stories of Burnahm and Holmes was fascinating and I learned so much. The story was chilling but I kept listening to satisfy the morbid curiosity. I learned that Holmes is supposedly buried less than 30 minutes from where I live, which is wild.

I think I'll try to seek out more audiobooks. I quite liked Tony Goldwyn's narration so I think I'll start there.

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crownoflaurel's review against another edition

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dark informative sad medium-paced

3.75


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kingsteph's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced

4.25


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amsswim's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious reflective sad medium-paced

5.0

I'm so glad I finally read this, it has been on my TBR for years now.

I am already a big fan of non-fiction literature and historical reads, this combines the best of them both. This non-fiction book read like fiction in my opinion, making it quick to go by. The many intertwining stories were not difficult to keep track of and all interesting. This is for sure one of those reads that leaves you with a greater understanding of the time period (e.g. 1890s) as a whole, and puts into context the overlap of inventions, important figures, and other legendary events.

If you like historical fiction or non-fiction, true crime, or well written books, I recommend this read.

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anjadesa's review against another edition

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challenging dark mysterious medium-paced

4.0


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suzquinn97's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious medium-paced

5.0


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headachesince03's review against another edition

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adventurous dark informative inspiring mysterious tense slow-paced

4.5


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askxtine's review against another edition

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dark informative sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

5.0

Very enjoyable non-fiction book! I liked how it bounced from the architects to Holmes. Those under watchful eyes and those operating in private. I also learned a lot about the Fair, America, etc. Lots of moments of surprise. 

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bimeariver's review against another edition

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dark informative mysterious slow-paced

4.5

my first nonfiction read of the year and it has burned a hole into my memory for years to come

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