I really enjoyed the story. These stories really being a new insight into life in England and the deep personal effects of the war. This story had a few red herrings but at the same time you had an idea. Loved the Joseph Pilates inclusion.
I mostly liked the narrator. She did a good job of the different voices but at times seemed rushed.
Love the story and the characters but not the narrator's performance. She speaks entirely too fast. I prefer the previous narrator
The narrator speaks entirely to fast
I am loving this series! It's an easy, engaging story without any gore or fear or anxiety for a mystery novel--perfect for me. I liked the narrator, but she was a bit melancholy so I prefer the narrator of the other books better.
I don 't know if it was the narrator or editor- but the pace was too fast. Either the narrator was trying to break a speed narration record or the speed in which she recorded this was altered and sped up. Either way, it was very unpleasant. It felt like Ms. Dobbs was in amphetamines! Otherwise, it was a good story.
I have listened to all the Maisie Dobbs books and am now going back to listen to the series again, which I appreciate more the second time around. Birds of a Feather is a bit darker than some of the other books in the series, with the murders of 3 of 4 members of a group of friends now separated since the war.
This series is clearly highly researched, with a lot of intricate details of the era, down to the varied locations found in the book, the culture of the day, and the real costs of the war that still remained ten years later.
I highly recommend this book and the others in this series both to fans of mystery and to those interested in World War I history and its subsequent effects on British society. Just because they signed an armistice doesn't mean that the war could be forgotten and life return to its pre-war state, a fact brought home by the long list of employees of just one store who made the ultimate sacrifice for heir country, a list engraved on the wall of the store to remind everyone of the many men who never came back.
This book isn't cozy, but it is powerful and necessary to remind us all of the ultimate costs of war that exist far beyond just the time spent fighting on he battlefield. The first book in the series sets up Maisie Dobbs' background abs qualifications by giving much more focus on Maisie's time in France, leaving less time for the mystery that she is solving, but Birds of a Feather has much more intrigue without neglecting the important details of history.
This is truly a book worth reading, or even better, listening to!
Story line was great and the narrator did well with the accents but read much too fast.
This is my favorite of all Maisie Dobbs series. The book is incredible. I couldn't stand the narration though! Maisie's voice was so flat and monotone. It made it very difficult to listen. I recommend the print book hands-down, but am hesitant to recommend the audio version
As usual, the author keeps the listener in suspense. It was sometimes a little fast due to the narrator, but not enough to be a deterrent. I would highly recommend!
not finished yet. But wanted to share. I put book on half speed and much improved the experience. Unfortunately, I didn't care for how fast the narrator was reading either. I didn't want to skip book in series though. Hope she doesn't narrate anymore. looks as though readers like the other narrators in the series.