Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
"Birds of a Feather" will break your heart -- and I mean that in the very best way. The Maisie series deals with a difficult time in history and makes the reader/listener feel very close to these people and the times. Winspear does us all a favor by presenting such vivid history in her series of mysteries.
This entry is wonderful. Such a sensitive treatment of a painful subject.
The was my first experience with this series. I bought Book number 2 in the series first based on a recommendation in one of the reviews. The narration is decent and there are elements of the story and writing to admire. However, the main character is a detective who relied several occassions on "the energy" left over at a crime scene to mystically guide her to a clue. On occasions in the story she sensed the "Aura" of a person, "alligned her body with her intentions" by centering herself, felt the energy change (this repeatedly), and used other such devices to move the story and clues forward. Using paranormal powers in a detective mystery is not my cup of tea.
This is the second Maisie Dobbs's novel that I've listened to. It seemed like time flew by as I listened. I often listen to audio books while driving. I was so engrossed in this story, I would carry my listening into the house. Cleaning and cooking while listening to Birds of a Feather was fun. I enjoyed listening to the descriptions of the characters especially Maisie, Billy and Maurice. The psychological aspects of the story are interesting and believable. Hurrah for another strong, smart female detective. I highly recommend this book.
The story line was OK, not as good as book 1. The narration left much to be desired. It was hard to listen to because it played way too fast, and couldn't be adjusted to a comfortable listening speed. I ended up stopping and replaying sections because I missed details. Not a relaxing listen.
The plot was OK, and there was suspense and surprise in that the murderer was someone I didn`t suspect.
Her annunciation was excellent, but she either spoke too fast, or there was a technical problem with the recording speed.
Kim is a wonderful narrator. She has a different voice for each character, and her dramatic phrasing is perfect. Highly recommend this book!
I enjoyed the story and performance; I almost didn't get it because some reviews complained of the narrator's voice but I thought she did an excellent job. I did enjoy the first book's narrator, but I think Kim Hicks captured the spirit of the characters quite well. The most jarring thing was the frequent abrupt start of a chapter with virtually no pause as the previous chapter closed. I see all the following books have a new narrator so I'll be curious to listen.
A bit slow starting but grew into intriguing mystery. I like how her adventure weaved into her personal life. Very interesting multi faceted characters. The narrator's speaking pace was a bit too fast for me at times. I could understand fine just seemed rushed.
This was the second book of the series that I have listened to and was surprised at the clipped, quick speech of the narration. So unlike the first book this narration completely changed the characters. It was much too noisily at times and very unlike the
Yes. Very entertaining and delightful to follow while knitting and recovering from eye surgery.
We slowed the narration down until we got it where it should be. I think one of the reviewers suggested the narration was too fast and may not have realized this could be adjusted in the Audible app.