Retired HR professional, mixed media artist, drummer, and Audible listener - 157 books and counting!
Yes, if they like stories about a spunky femme proviing herself in adverse circumstances
A conversation between the Churchills.
Maybe a TV series. That sexy redhead cop from The Mentalist would be perfect.
Poorly written, weakly narrated, (can't tell the characters apart), and just rather dull. It should be an exciting time in history, but the story never gets going, and never seems to go anywhere. Don't waste your credits, try Hornet Flight by Follett if you want excellent WW2 fiction.
I love audio books because I can hear them while I drive endlessly or sew. They cannot take the place of reading but they supplement books in a wonderful way. So no, it is not better than the printed version just different. Having said that, however, I found Wanda McCaddon's reading irritating in the extreme. She has an unfortunate habit of ending each sentence with a strange intonation and lost her accents at times. So I think that I would have preferred to read this particular novel.
This is not an edge of your seat kind of book. But it certainly kept my attention. By the end of both the books in the series I was sad to say goodbye to new friends.
Irritating, inconsistent and distracting.
No exteme reaction - just a comfortable familiarity. The plot is not riveting.
This book is a good read for a light afternoon. Not too deep, not too obvious.
easy to listen to.
interesting story, with a good twist. some slightly jarring notes when modern social issues are over represented, but overall can move past those episodes.
64 year old woman. Artist/filmmaker. Creative Like strong female characters. Don't like violence.
The author doesn't really have a feeling for the characters.
Performance was OK. Material was not.
Yes if they liked historical spy mysteries
When Maggie finds out her fiance is MIA and presumed dead
Donata Peters is a better narrator than the one who does Princess Elizabeth's Spy the next book. I want another book!!!!
Portrait painter of Dogs, people, & other pets in Oil, Pastel, Watercolour, egg tempera, & sketches. Always listening while I create.
Probably not, got it first time
Well I rarely sit, usually standing at easel or walkin dogs while listening - but it held my attention
Yes, how can one avoid her narration-in this book it suited the story
I have enough mental stress naming my paintings to adequately do justice to this story of brilliant orphaned girl raised by brilliant American lesbian aunt after her brilliant British parents die in accident or do they? How she gives up MIT to become a code breaking heroine secretary for WSC.
It's light historical thriller-fiction, fun to read/listen to in between volumes of The Last Lion. After reading the fictional "Mr. Churchill Secretary" I would suggest reading/listening to the non-fictional "Long Sunset: Memoirs of Winston Churchill's Last Private Secretary " it is excellent, story & narration.
It seems World War II never looses its appeal. Inspite of being hard to believe during some of the story this was entertaining.
In the top 10 for sure.
Maggie, loved her spunk.
She did a great job with all characters.
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
Maggie is a wonderful heroine - smart, resourceful, and determined to "do her bit" in fighting the war. The historical detail makes this story come alive, and descriptions of the blitz show the pluck of the British throughout. There are several story arcs, and they all come to a satisfying conclusion. Maggie is a feminist, but not a feminist. She wants to use her skills to the fullest, but she is still a woman, not a faux man. My only slight criticism is that several times I thought the story had come to a satisfying conclusion, then to find that, wait! There's more! That's OK - I wanted more! A more serious criticism is that the narrator slipped in her voices a few times. That is more a criticism of editing - should have caught that! Not enough to destroy my pleasure in a good story. Looking forward to downloading the next in the series.