Although I liked the first narrator better, this narrator was not horrible. There may not have been vastly different character voice changes, there was not misspoken words or anything to keep me from enjoying the story. Nor was I distracted by the narration. Can not wait to start the next book.
The plot is not very convincing. Could have done with a better plot and less about what Maisie Dobbs was wearing.
I wouldn't bother with any other books in the series
Listen to the first book and wasn't that drawn in but I figured I give the second one a try. Loved this one!! Way better than the first book! Now on to the next one!
it was good and I enjoyed learning more about Maisie and post war England, but having a different narrator from the first one was hard to adjust to.
Yes, because of the content, but no because of the narration.
As always, Maisie. I love how controlled and logical she is, while also being intuitive.
The narrator did Maisie's voice ok, but every other character was just terrible. The voices were abrasive, loud, and squeaky. I often turned the volume down more than I usually would just counteract her awful voices. I also felt like her voices weren't true to the characters themselves.
Never lonely with a good book in hand
This was a well-written story focusing on various aspects of the aftermath of "The Great War". Toward the end,
I felt emotionally involved with the motives of the killer. I was disappointed that the narrator was changed from Book One as I was used to "seeing" the characters. I had to regroup to learn the characters again. Now I see Book Three has yet another narrator. However I may continue with the series anyway. Or get the physical books instead.
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Excellent, Rewarding, Enjoyable
The Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen.
That each person had their own distinct sound.
Yes, but I listen while I do data input, so it got broken up into several days.
I love these types of novels, not just because of the strong women characters, but because of the gentleness of the spirit of the book. People are looking out for one another.
I love this book. Maisie is a marvellous character. I found Kim Hicks reading took a couple of chapters to get used to as she reads a little quicker, once used to that she is Maisie Dobbs with a great interpretation. Down side is I looked for more Maisie books only to find a different reader that I can't listen to. So maybe listen to the other books and you won't be disappointed.
I like Maisie Dobbs. She's an unusual character in an interesting time and the narrator does a very nice job with all of the quirky and unusual characters that clutter Maisie's life. I appreciated the quality of this mystery, but I especially appreciated getting to know Maisie even better as she works to solve the mystery, help her assistant find his way out of loss and addiction and come to terms with her own loneliness.
I shall continue to follow the adventures of Maisie Dobbs.