I like the Mary Russell series, but this one was really long and got boring. The story seemed to meander and was more like a travel documentary than a mystery story. I lost track of the story line multiple times. And having it out of sequence with the other stories was confusing. Not one of her best.
I loved every book in this series, but this is one of my favorites because of the setting and also because there are so many surprising plot twists. I also love that historical war setting and the imaginative way Sherlock and Mary intervene in the outcome of the war.
the story only emerges towards the end of the book! Have listened to many of these books and this is my least favorite so far.
Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.
I tried 3 times to get into this book. I have listened to and enjoyed the "Beekeeper's Apprentice", the "Letter of Mary", and I made it to the end of the "Monstrous Regiment of Women". I was put off by the reviews on "The Moor", so I thought I'd give this one a try. I just couldn't hang in there.
This book wasn't just slow, the story line was non-existent. One would be hard put to come up with a point other than "Mary and Sherlock wander in the wilderness." Very disappointing book. I hope Ms. King isn't as out of ideas as this story suggests.
Having lived in Israel, it was fun to follow their progress throughout the story.
Sterlin's narrative and voices are animated and draw you into the story.
I love the series and having Holmes and Russell in Palestine gives us a chance to go back in time in another land. The introduction to the places is fascinating and I feel I know a lot more of the history of the middle east from having listened to this one. Well done Ms King
I gave this a two because it was just down right dull. The narrator does not do Sherlock Holmes justice. Even so, this is perhaps the most uneventful, slow moving mystery I have ever read. It is however within a compelling backdrop which makes it tenable (barely).
I've read all the books in this series -- but have only listened to two others on audio. I loved them. This is my favorite book of the series, full of exotic adventure and really good fun. So why does the narrator read it as if it is the phone book? Could she read more slooowly? I doubt it. The long pauses make. the. story. drag. painfully. I was very disappointed. Now I'm wondering if I want to take a chance and purchase more of the series on audio. Such a shame. (Also -- her Arab accent sounds like bad Russian -- 'think-king.' A little effort on this would have helped.) I'm only halfway through the book and it's putting me to sleep. The three stars are for the story -- 0 for the narrator.