This Mary Russell story is excellent as always. It is a little different as she and Holmes spend a fair amount of the time apart - but at this point their relationship is solid and it works well. I especially liked some of the new characters such as "the green man."
It is a hard one to put down.
I have loved this whole series of stories.
I am also a collector and appreciate great quotes. This book is the series is especially clever.
The only bad thing, is that I enjoy them so, I listen nearly nonstop.
Really enjoyable books. The reader is excellent. The plots are interesting and enticing.
Mary Russel is quite the woman for that age...creative, ingenious, but not as good as Holmes....YET.
Yes, but only AFTER reading the Language of Bees (Book 9 of the series)
I listened to God of the Hive before The Language of Bees and then found that God of the Hive is a continuation of The Language of Bees, so I listened to God of the Hive again and enjoyed it even more.
Language of Bees. Read it BEFORE God of the Hive.
Perfect like all her others.
I was enchanted by the character of Robert Goodman when he meets Mary and Estelle and assists them throughout the story.
This is my FAVORITE Sherlock Holms and Mary Russell story of the series (12 Books). All the characters seem so real, and the story has tension and surprises, including Microft Holms. Don't miss it if you are a fan.
first off, the narrator is wonderful. i could lister to her read the phone book.
the book itself is highly articulate, in the sense that the protagonist and supporting characters say interesting things and make thoughtful observations. the plot moves right along, and probably stands well on its own merit, but i was enjoying everything else about the narration, dialogue, and sense of place so much that the plot itself was not my primary consideration.
i will be listening to the rest of the series in order, and am looking forward to enjoying every moment.
2004 Audible listener
The storyline is intriguing, particularly since Mary's thoughts reveal more of her character. My favorite part of the entire experience is the ending.
Probably not. I enjoyed the Mycroft and Sherlock portions but I'm not a fan of Mary Russell. And the entire Goodman as spirit of the woods storyline was tedious.
No. I've read other non-Doyle Holmes stories and enjoyed them.
The scene at Goodman's house when the group flees. Instead of cuting entire scenes, however, I think the book would have been improved through editing each scene to clean it up and shorten it.