I cannot say. I have only listened to the audio edition.
The main character, Masie Dobbs, and the setting in England just prior to World War 2.
Masie Dobbs. She is intelligent, ambitious and rational.
I have no idea.
In order to maintain interest in a novel, I have to like the main character. And I like Masie Dobbs! This is a multi-faceted story with more than one "mystery" to solve. There were some genuine surprises for me.
I found it interesting to read about conditions in England between World War 1 and World War 2. I plan to seek out some non-fiction books to learn more about that era.
This is one of a series of books featuring Masie Dobbs. While I haven't read the books in chronological order, I don't believe that has made them less enjoyable for me.
These are intricate stores that do not include graphic descriptions of violence or sexual situations.
I probably will listen again when enough time has passed for me to be a little surprised by things.
I just love the honesty in the character of Daisy Dobbs. Her ability to listen to others and not be afraid of questioning herself is refreshing. Really appreciate a strong female character in post WW1 England. And, of course, the mystery was complicated and intriguing.
This is a great series for those of us who like a measured pace and fully developed characters. The stories feel like they are about real people. I would suggest starting the series from the beginning to really appreciate the character of Daisy.
Masie Dobbs continues character growth and Winspear sets up all the major characters for growth and development in further work.
I'd like to hear a take by a male reader on the next book. Orlagh has done very well, especially with the Scottish accents, but my ears long for a real male doing the male characters. Are there any male-female teams of readers? I'd also like to hear a real Londoner or Southeastern Englishperson doing the voices.
The beat-down of Billy. He's become the lightening rod for novelistic misfortune, yet is a champ. I want to see Billy solve a hard case in narrative exposition and not just off-stage, maybe even save Masie from physical peril and psychological detachability.
I so enjoy the Maise Dobbs mystry series, but this book could be well understood even if you are not familier the series. I think this book more than the others leaves you with a few cliff hangers. Interesting history building up to WWII.
well written. moves at a good speed, informative picture of the times, holds your interest, not my favorite because I don't think the subject is as appealing to me as others in the series nor was as full and interesting as other Massie Dobbs books, but still very good and I am glad to own it!.
Orlagh Cassidy reads with clearity and calmness and does not over play the words. Easy to listen to for extended times.
Ranking this in the series (rather than against all others) I'd put Elegy for Eddie somewhere in the middle ranks.
Make no mistake, I enjoyed the book but I do think that to make room for the introspection and development of the character stories the mystery lacked depth and complexity that is usually a hallmark of this series.
I've always enjoyed her characterization of Billy Beale.
This wouldn't make a good movie, and I hate this particular question so we'll just move on...
At the end of the last book Maisie's mentor and friend Maurice Blanche dies and leaves her his estate, causing her to dramatically change her station in life. This book is primarily focused on how she struggles with that change, upsetting her view of everything in life including herself - somewhat at the cost of the mystery. I think of it as a transition book in the literal sense as Maisie comes to terms with who she is in the world. I have high hopes for the series moving forward into the latter half of the 1930's and approaching WWII. While not the best example of a Maisie Dobbs book it's still a good read and well worth a credit.
I enjoyed the ups and downs of Maisie's acceptance of her inheritance. Whereas some listeners did not like her having doubts and concerns, I found that this aspect of the story gave Maisie more character and made her more real.
The mystery is perhaps not as well crafted. Although it is intricate and brings up some interesting thoughts regarding Britain between the wars, it does not tie together very well.
as always, she gives a rich and appropriately emotional tone to her characters.
I loved the story and it's always great to learn more about Maisie's history.
Maisie is always my favorite character, but Eddie's mom and her BFF were great in this story.
Any of the fine British narrators--Lisette Lecat, Kate Reading, the narrator who does the Laurie King series. Just about anyone, really.
Maisie is always worth the listen, but it was almost ruined for me by Orlagh Cassidy's narration. The characters' voices and accents were inconsistent, the narrative portions were smarmy with the emphasis in the wrong place, and she seemed not to care at all about the story or the characters. One of the worst jobs I've ever heard in listening to hundreds of audiobooks.
Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
I love this series and so look forward to new additions. This one, however, is not the equal of earlier volumes. Sad to say it seems as though Jacqueline Winspear is treading water and churning out another book without resolving anything or advancing the ongoing story.
The passing of Eddie and Maisie's return to her childhood home set up a promising plot, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone as a good introduction to Maisie Dobbs. I'm still hoping that the next one will return to form!