The truly innocent dies in this story. The book is once again great and I could barely turn it off.
Another in depth look at England as Hitlers machine gears up. Wonderful story about Eddie, a special man, and friend of Maisie's. A lot of her past is interwoven in this tale.
I really enjoyed this book, but would have liked it even better had it not taken on so many storylines that were unrelated to the events that needed to be resolved. I love the way that Jacqueline Winspear incorporates so many disparate ramblings into her books, but this particular novel went off-plot a bit too often. It was a bit too meandering for my tastes.
The opening segment was fascinating to me, but there was one to many social events in this book that did not advance the primary story. I was terribly interested in Eddie ad in Billy, but the explanation for what happened to them did not live up to my expectations.
Orlagh Cassidy is the heart of these books. She's an excellent narrator/reader/actress. I cannot imagine these books being interpreted by someone other than her.
Yes, the opening sequence.
I recommend this book to Maisie Dobbs fans, but not to newbies to this series.
love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.
I really like the "Maisie Dobbs" books . The mysteries are quite different... not some formula plot you can figure out on page 5. All of the books are worth listening to ,however its better to start at book 1 as the characters evolve .I started at book 4 found I liked to series so I went back to the first one and began again. I liked the narrator too... she was relaxing to listen to as she did not read to fast. Looking forward to this years addition to the series.Check out Maisie Dobbs for yourself.
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.