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.
The story was good, but did not have me riveted. Also, I think the narrator's voice was too mature-sounding to pull off all the young female characters...which is a pet peeve of mine. I understand that the narrator in the following books is different, so we'll see how that goes.
Intrigue in the offices of Winston Churchill's office at the height of WWII.
Speeches by Winston Churchill
Reader must have an authentic American accent, especially since lead character is American. Other accents, even some of the British, seem exaggerated.
No. It took a while to get into.
Premise here seemed interesting. Ie. WWII setting, smart. Female protagonist (Wellesley, summa cum laude graduate)., who btw is also beautiful.
Intriguing, humerous, historical
The interactions with Winston Churchill, which I hope were based upon someone's actual recollection, were humanizing.
No- this was the first.
It was simply a good, interesting listen.
Great characters, vivid description of lives of Britains at beginning of WWII. Looking forward to reading rest of the series.