I've tried reading other book in this style - this London of the 19th century dark novel style. I haven't liked them either, I just find that this type of story really drags. The reviews seem to all be good so maybe this was just better suited to reading than listening, I don't know. All I do know is that I really wanted to finish it, but only got half way. I now started listening to Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and my love of the treadmill has suddenly returned. Life's too short to read/listen to things I'm not enjoying!
Have you read this? What did you think?