Entertaining, interesting, a mystery and captures the feeling of London during the blitz. Four stars only because, for some reason, they Americanized the story and refer to dollars, Marines protecting the PM. Otherwise a very entertaining and engrossing story.
I love stories that take place in this historical period.
I choose this book as it was listed as a Maise Dobbs genre. It is that with more suspense but not quite the attachment to the characters. Never the less, I really enjoyed the story and would recommend it.
In the top grouping.
Maggie HopeI enjoyed how she fit her intelligence into solving the puzzles and confounding the men.
I had never listened to one of her performances before. She does a wonderful job.
From typist to protector of the Crown...
A wonderful book. I found it a little hard to follow in the beginning, but the story soon absorbed me and I couldn't wait to see how it ended. The reader has a wonderful voice and makes listening a pleasure.
No, I didn't like the reader at all.
Most of the time, especially in the second half of the book.
The same one as the last book (Duerden) or Caroline Lee.
McCaddon did a good job on the voices and narrative. Without her strong performance, I would have given a lower overall rating.
I have read a lot of history on Churchill and Britain before and during WWII. I love the time period and the resolve of the people. The story does give one an appreciation for the complexities and dangers of that era for the British people.
Too many long periods of 'dull' in the book.
Very entertaining reading
It was one of the shorter books I have listened to, but thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mixed media artist, drummer, and Audible listener - 863 titles 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.