I actually listened to this book as an audio book done by Librivox. It was a very well done recording and I enjoyed it thoroughly, but I found the story a bit hard to follow. I lost track of who was who and how they fit in the story. It was not really until the Third Epoch that I figured out who everyone was and where they belonged. I am not sure if that was because the the way the book was written or the fact that I was listening to rather than reading the book. It was definitely enjoyable and I am glad I have finally introduced myself to Wilkie Collins. I will be on the lookout for a copy of this book to have a permanent place in my library.