I enjoy Ms. James, the way she weaves a scene and develops characters is wonderful. I did feel that this book wasn't her strongest. I found some of adjectives used to be a bit repetitive. By comparison with Death In Holy Orders and the Murder Room, this is not as strong. If this is your first "James" title and you liked it, you'll love the rest. If you didn;t, try one of these others before you scratch her off you list
I have listened to the entire series. #14 is very,very cute and lots of fun. If you were a bit disappointed with 12 and 13, give this one a try.!
Like others in this series, the author and reader offer tale and listening experience that draws you in and keeps you there. King's descriptions and development of the story team well with characters that seem real. My only criticism is that Ms. Sterlin's Holmes doesn't seem to quite hit the mark but, that might just be from watching too much Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett (smile). I heartily recommend the series. Now that more are available, try to follow the sequence if you can, starting with the Bee Keeper's Apprentice. You'll have many hours of listening enjoyment.
If you are a devotee of Hercule Poirot, you will love it. David Suchet reads this masertfully, with great characters. I don't give 5 very often but suchet puts it over the top.
The Patient's Eyes is a fine work. Good story line,interesting characters and a solid reader. While the description of the scenes might not compare to a P.D. James, the author really ties the reader to the main character, causing the reader to truly feel the character's emotions. A very enjoyable listen.
I selected this title by chance and was so glad I did. It was excellent, unique, wonderful narration. The only reason it's not a 5 is because I think it ended up being a little longer than it needed to be.
There are few authors that describe a scene like James. You can almost taste the salt spray and smell the ocean breeze. I enjoyed the plot and especially the characters. While I don't find it to be "edge of the seat" it drew me in and held me to the end. Also, I love Charles Keating as the reader, especially over the other gentlemen who is on other James titles. Defintely a solid 4+.
Simon Brett has penned another enjoyable story, albeit a little predictable. Having listened to all of the "Feathering" novels available on Audible, it's not the best place to start but, can stand on its own.
Ms. King provides us with another wonderful work Rich and engaging, it was a mst successful sequel to the Bee Keeper's Apprentice. The only reason I do not give it 5 stars is the reader. Although Ms. Sterlin does a master full job with most of the characters, her Sherlock Holmes role misses the mark and takes a little bit away from an otherwise excellent performance. It is, I think, her interpretation of Holmes that causes this and while Her Mary Russell is beyond reproach, her Holmes can be a distraction. A minor flaw in a most enjoyable experience
I was very pleasantly surprised by Ms. King's work. I've read, listened and watched Sherlock Holmes for years and this has been a most excellent story. It kept my interest and kept me in the car after I reached home on more than one occasion. The only thing keeping this from being a 5 is the reader. Ms. Sterling does a fine job on all characters, save Holmes. Maybe I've just heard too much Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett over the years but, I found Ms. Sterling's Holmes to be a distraction.
One might say that I have a bias as I am a Christian but, I'm pretty critical. I certainly don't have a problem noting my objections or dislikes for any title. In a work such as this, I look for the relevance across the ages, the flow of the story (an important part given the language and references from 300 years ago)and the quality of the narration. The Pilgrim's Progress scores high on all three points. I very much enjoyed the title, even more so the second time through.
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