I love audiobooks. I don't have time to sit and read. With audible I can listen as I go about my day.
I liked the historical backgroud - the twists and turns of the plot and the period detail.
And I liked how Maurice trained Maisie to develop he intuition.
There were so many - its hard to say.
Really good series - I am almost through the second book in the series.
I am sure I will listen to all of them.
I love period books and this one kept me hocked and my mind going to figure out where the plot was going.
the plot went from past to present with out getting lost.
the part where you finally found out what happened in the war to maisie and her sweet heart.
overall the story is great. I had read another and decided I needed to start from the beginning and I did. all should start with this one to get her background, and this first case is very interesting and intriguing. Good historical background information on WWI.
Addicted to audio books.
Yes, my daughter and I listed to this and it is a story with characters that grow on you. Started a little slow but improved and we enjoyed and now comment about after that fact which is rare with mystery books.
She did a good job of bring the characters to life.
Worth a listen. My 13 year old enjoyed it as well as her old mom.
Great beginning of what looks to be a fun series of books. The protagonist is likable and, while a bit too perfect to be believable, is enjoyable and easy to like. The narrator is excellent and the story is compelling.
Life is great!
I could listen to this again after a while...it was a good, not dark, not just like the rest of the books out there, story. I look forward to the rest of the books in this series!
It's not so much the edge of your seat sort of story. A mystery was being solved, a few mysteries actually, but it was more laying the foundation of a detective's life leading up to this case. Surprisingly intertwined characters in the end.
This series could have been written last year or ten years ago, but it doesn't matter like it does with current-time stories. Some of the series that were started in the nineties or early 2000's are dated, but this being a period piece you don't feel like its outdated.
It presents the time period beautifully.
Masie, I like the way she deals with the things that life has brought her way.
This is the first time I've encountered Rita, but I really like her performance.
Her character is fully three-dimensional, not only in life, but in time as well. She is vulnerable and fallible, making her someone I wanted to know more about.
The characters are seamlessly woven into the World War I era and are caught up in its happenings and aftermath.
Ms. Barrington gives us the flavor of what the era in Britain was like at that time - the transmutation of the culture from Victorian mores to a more progressive and permissive time, and the resulting change of how women were viewed and how they viewed themselves.
This is one of those series that I think I'll enjoy reading in print far more than I did on audio--the narrator certainly wasn't bad, but wasn't fantastic either. But anyway, I really liked this more than I thought I would when I first started it. Winspear managed to surprise me with a couple of things, and though at first I had a hard time with the way half the book takes places ten years previous, during World War I, I ended up really appreciating Maisie's back story. I'll definitely read the next book at some point.