I am 74 and, despite health problems, am an active participant in life. I play the flute, draw in pastels, crochet, and write.
The author's characterizations.
The culminating scene where the Commander is revealed as a mentally disturbed man.
A poor girl rises through the ranks and comes out on top.
I enjoyed this book. I especially liked the portrayal of a girl overcoming social class inhibitors. The story line is enjoyable.
Story is entertaining, narration is good. An easy listen.
Not quite a cozy mystery, but close.
Rita Barrington does a good job. Good pace, inflection, and changes for characters. Fans of the Maisie Dobbs audiobook #1, beware: The narrator of the 2nd book of the series (Birds of a Feather) is AWFUL. I returned Birds of a Feather because the narration was so bad.
I loved the story. Insights into human behavior gently inserted into the story enrich and give a roundness to all characters. Can't wait to dive into third book. May read the second, won't listen can't appreciate the reader.
Windspear good competition to Laurie King. A Mary Russell and Maisie Dobbs book would be fascinating.
Lover of words; avid reader and a Jersey Girl through and through.
I had a hard time following this book and I really wanted to like it. I finally just marked it as finished and moved on to another book. The performance, for me, was monotone. Very disappointed. Wish I cold exchange it for another book.
The storyline was very good. The only trouble I had was how slowly the narrator read. I found that bumping up the speed really helped listening to the story. Can't wait to hear the second story!