This was a not bad story completely spoiled by a narrator who attempted accents so badly that it was hard to tell where Lancashire ended and Atlanta Georgia began. The accents were so irritating that they detracted from the story. I was sorely disappointed as it was an interesting premise.
Yes! This is a very engaging story, right from the beginning. The narrator is very easy to listen to and you always know which character is speaking. I love the fact that this book is about women in WWII, though sometimes it makes the men look like bumbling idiots. That part I didn't like. But I found myself rooting for our heroine in her struggles against the mighty brotherhood of men. I loved it mostly because it entertained me.
Since this is a book about women, she helps round out that perspective.
I absolutely loved listening to this narrator read this book. It was wonderfully written and read. Wanda McCaddon excellently switched from character to character without over doing any of it. Her accents were perfect, her male voices believable.
Susan MacNeal wrote a wonderful story, truly making me feel like I was in London during WWII. Her descriptions were full but not flowery nor tedious. She made me feel like I was friends with Maggie and David.
I cannot wait to read more by MacNeal and would listen to anything read by McCaddon.
Such a nice combination of spy thriller and actual history. Totally enjoyable for anyone who likes suspense combined with history of WW II in England. And very well read. Wish there was more like it!
I wanted to like this book but the overly simplistic plotting and writing were a disappointment. It seems like I was reading a book aimed at a Jr High audience.
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.