I am such a fan of these books now. Clean, fun, intriguing. I do wish though that they author wouldn't try to bait you so much with some details by teasing you with info she finds without tell you what it is, feels a bit too contrived. Still fun though.
I enjoyed this story, mostly because of the narrator and a likable protagonist. It held my attention and I was interested to see where it was going. It didn't go where I expected (a bit of a downer), but it ended nicely. Worth a listen if you like historic or wartime stories more than mysteries.
I liked the story, and the reader did an outstanding job. But it was a little too much like a "chick flick" for my taste.
Interested in everything. Listening for something AMAZING...
The story and plot line were interesting and it is certainly a wholesome kind of detective novel, in the genre of Sherlock Holmes. The title character was very likable and the story of her upbringing was interesting. I'll look forward to reading the next novel in the series.
I was a little disappointed in the narration. It sometimes seemed as if she wasn't paying attention to what she was reading and the tone of her voice finished a sentence before the actual end. The remainder of the same sentence seemed like an afterthought. It happened enough times that it distracted me from the story. Also, except for the American accent, there was not much variation in the characters' voices. I would be willing to try another book from the same narrator to see if this was a one book occurrence. All in all, I was glad I bought it.
I love to read!
I haven't yet read any other books in this series, but my guess is this first book must be all about introducing Maisie and giving the readers (listeners) her back story. I am willing to read (listen to) another of her books to see if we are drawn into the events of the story more quickly now that we already know all about her.
Maisie Dobbs is an unusual girl. She gained a patron who changed the course of her life. We meet her on her first detective case after she opened her own agency. The case takes her back to the war that damaged her generation. Very good book. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series.
I wasn't impressed with the narrator. Her pace was very slow, so I had to increase the speed. Hopefully, she will be better in future books.
Marie in PDX
Favorite author, well researched, details historically accurate. Intriguing story with characters of depth and believable. I appreciate her avoidance of classic stereotypes.
The reader is fantastic. Her British accent adds to the general milieu of the story.