I like this book better than most of the other books I have listened to.
It is similar to "Her Royal Spyness". It is set in a similar era, british, female heronie.
The book starts off slow, and it's a little jumpy shirting perspectives. It does address some thought provoking ideologies regarding war that I found interesting.
I do not know.
Maggie. Focused, brave, intelligent, non-selfconcious beauty.
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None really. Meeting her father is the most moving, but then not very much.
Good plot. Good listen (great reader). Not as crude or violent as other novels of the same genre.Historical references to London at the onset of the war, were interesting.
The three words I would use would be, wonderful. engaging, and thrilling.
This book is fabulous I wouldn't want to compare it to anything. I can't wait for the next book, I love the different view of history.
I loved Maggie Hope. This book made me root for her.
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This series has been popping up in my recommendations so regularly that I began to feel hit over the head with it!
I am glad I finally decided to take the plunge and read it - I was looking for something to fill the Maisie Dobbs void since I dropped that series after book 3 and I think Maggie Hope is just the ticket.
Book one was like an audition for the series and I am glad to say that overall I liked it – even though my reoccurring problem of being bad at remembering names made the story a little confusing at times! The main character is interesting, I like her and want to know more about her, and I especially like the setting of London in the 1940s.
Book 2 appeals to me very much as it includes the Royal Family! I’m looking forward to diving in.
Regarding the narrator, I am confused. This says it was narrated by Wanda McCaddon, but it was actually Donada Peters. I wonder why the difference?
At the top! This series is a more sophisticated version of the Her Royal Spyness novels, which I also love. Enough English history for any history buff in this one!
Lots of twist and turns and unexpected character development. Just enough "mature" language and plot lines to make the story realistic. I especial liked that problems such as the Irish troubles or the British Hitler supporters were not ignored nor glossed over.
I loved the reader, Wanda McCaddon. At first I thought her voice was too mature, but her reading style, her inflection, her accents, made me fall in love with her voice. I'm sorry to read that other books in the series don't use McCaddon, now that I have her characterizations in my 'head'! McCaddon gave life to each of the characters!
Not about the book. However there was one or two times when McCaddon didn't get a young gravely voice exactly right, and I thought I heard just a touch of Marge Simpson in the accent.THAT made me laugh! However, I did get very emotionally involved with the characters. So much so that I'm probably hooked on the Maggie Hope series.
Congratulations to Susan Elia MacNeal for a wonderful beginning to a very enjoyable series.