This was not my usual genre. The story and the narration were very good. I will eventually listen to another Maisie Dobbs story.
I'm an avid listener. Audio books are a mini-vacation for me. They fill my "need to read" when I don't have time - which is most of the time. Great element of multi-tasking!
Maisie is a refreshing twist on the cozy mystery, set in the WW I era. The story is unique although it includes a familiar wartime romance with several twists and turns. The character of Maisie has a unique mentor and education to become a psychologist and investigator. The subjects of her investigation are veterans of the war. The book gets a bit heavy handed at times with the subtext of "War is hell" while the mystery unfolds. The breakdown of the British class structure in this era looms large as well. The clunkiness of the structure lies in the technique of unfolding Maisie's personal life in flashbacks and flash forwards to before and after the war. The author abruptly jumps from one time to the other without a lot of finesse. I like the story line, so am hoping for an improved writing approach in successive stories.
Well told and filled with wisdom!!!
A delight on so many levels! Suspenseful, fun, romantic and historically intriguing. Can't wait to start the next one!
I thought the story was enjoyable. The characters were well-developed and the narrator was easy to listen to. The story for me was very enjoyable up until almost the end of the story which I found predictable and therefore slightly disappointing.
I am an avid reader and listener. I especially love imaginative fiction when I am "brain frazzled" from heavier stuff.
I enjoyed the story's mystery. It was interesting and satisfying without gore. Highly recommended for those who enjoy an engaging take without sensationalism.
This book is terrible. It's a poor attempt at sherlock Holmes. It is boring, drawn out, and a waste of time. Do not read if you can avoid it.
I don't know why I thought I had read this one, but I apparently had not. I loved this series for the longest time and continue to listen to it on audiobook whenever a new one comes out. This narrator was very good, though I am partial to Orlagh Cassidy. Easily 4 stars overall if you like period mysteries.
Enjoyable read with layers of the characters that keeps you turning the pages wondering how they will take on the next phase of the story.