I enjoyed it the way it is.
Couldn't be better.
I don't think characters could be cut.
I enjoyed this story because of the historical context - women's rights coming forward in England. It's a book for women or maybe a few men interested in the women's movement.I like nearly all of the Mary Russell stories. She and Holmes make a great team, although Holmes has a minor role in this story. The ordeal Mary must endure is so terrible. She's a STRONG character.
It's an overall GOOD story.
Not exactly on the edge of my seat, but it kept me interested enough to want to continue listening, even when I needed to stop.
She's very good at changing voices, from women to men, and from British to American.
Hide a murder among the dead.
I enjoyed hearing about the difficulties of WWI. What horror for those who fought and who tried to save the wounded. Kudos to the Nurses in France on the front lines.
The return of all the characters from previous Three Pines stories.
This book is different from other Three Pines books, and I have read them all. Inspector Gamache doesn't take the lead until the very end. The story does make me think of the book, A Rule Against Murder, as the Morrow family is again featured.
Armand Gamache, of course, and Inspector Bouvoir.
It was a difficult story for the characters I come to know and love. I didn't exactly cry, but felt sad for all of them.
This book goes into depth about the psychology of artists and the art world. It makes me wonder if Louise Penny is a visual artist as well as an artist of story.
I didn't like the voice of Maggie Hope. She sounded like a teenager.
I was disappointed that the character, Maggie Hope, seemed weak. She missed clues, did not keep her full attention on the Princess at a critical moment. Over all, she seemed like a different character from the Churchill's Secretary story.
She was ok with some of the characters, but Maggie Hope's voice did not fit the character.
I liked that Mary Russell was featured and was the heroine. I didn't like so many details about a sailing ship and that one character, Senhor Pessoa, disappeared from the second half of the story.
No. I love Laurie R. King stories, just not this one.
Jenny Sterlin is always the BEST for all of the Sherlock/Mary Russell stories.
Yes, I listened while doing menial tasks at home. I didn't have to pay a lot of attention to either the many details of the story or to the task at hand. It was fine as a distraction.
Some might really enjoy the vocabulary and details describing a sailing vessel and the details of the British silent film industry in the 1930s. Ms King must have done A LOT of research to write this book.
This is my second listen to this story. Enjoyed it the second time even more.
A conversation between Maggy and Claire/Page when they are tied up together.
Maggy, of course. However, I really liked David too.
No extreme reaction to the overall book, but an emotional understanding of the bombing of London.
This is a good story about the trials of WWII and Londoners lives durning these years.
I also learned more about the IRA issues.
Yes. I feel all of the Jaqueline Winspear stories are well written and a good listen. Maisie Dobbs character grows on you through the books.
The moments with Maise and Morrise are so tender.
I equate Orlagh Cassidy with Maise Dobb's voice. I would miss Maise's voice.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book for a second time. The ending made me smile.
I love how this series of books brings in characters from the very first Maise Dobbs book and carries them through time.
I just finished listening to this book for the second time. I'll listen again after a time.
When Ann meets a child with dark curly hair so like her own daughter, and Ann is lost to the task of saving the child from potential disaster.
The seen when Ann literally spills the beans after hearing the scream of pig being slaughtered. It shows how much on edge Ann is in her situation and the horror of how pigs are killed.
Yes, I found it scary to delve deep into the minds and actions of the leaders of potential cults.
This is a most unusual story that takes the reader into a little known world of fanatical cults.
I don't know why I like the Claire DeWitt stories. This is a "Mystery" to me.There's unending over-the-top raunchy language, a drug culture foreign to me that nearly kills Claire, yet I'd immediately buy the next book (hopefully there will be a next one). Maybe it's just that I love Claire and her crazy profession and tough life. There must be a part of me drawn to the darkness of this story meaning "there but for fortune go you or I".
I love the names Claire chooses for her case files and how this book has not forgotten the characters from New Orleans, the case of the Green Parrot. I also like the quotes from the book that brought Claire and her two friends into detective work. The case from Claire's past and her present case are woven together skillfully.
I've only heard her read Sara's first book. I don't think anyone else could read Sara Gran's characters. Carol's rather rough and gravelly voice fits my idea of who Claire is, and the profanity sounds so natural. Not everyone could do that. I am amazed at how well Carol changes character voices. I have no problem following and believing in them.
Yes. I didn't want it to end.
Please another book. We're left hanging as to Claire's fate.
Mary's Mystery Solved
It tells the background of Mary Russell's life. I always wondered about the full story of how she was orphaned. I liked how Mary becomes more "human" in this story, has the same wounds and lost memories as all of us would have from serious traumas.
I love Jenny Sterlin's voices. She can even do a Chinese- American accent that is believable. Holm's and Mary's voices remain the same throughout the series. This is remarkable. If I had only read these books, I would miss HEARING these familiar voices. Thank you Jenny.
San Francisco Earthquake Mystery 1906
This is one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell stories focused on one of my favorite cities, San Francisco. I was fascinated to hear details of the 1906 Earthquake and fires, the chaos afterwards, and the strength of the survivors. A most interesting time period and a story I will listen to again.
One of the best, one of my favorite.
One of the most memorable moments was the bombing of Dolly's apartment and the result of that event. I got a sense of the horror of the Blitz of London in 1941. This was a moment of a choice that would change lives and carry the story into the present.
One of my favorites was when Laurel makes the connection with the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth Stamp and remembers a visit from a man in 1953 when she was only 8 years old turning cartwheels around her house. This scene was key to letting the reader know what happened to one of the main characters in the 1921 story.
Some Secrets Best Kept
I adored this story. I'm amazed at the author's ability to weave back and forth between generations, to keep me interested in the characters past and present, and to keep the final secret to the very end that fully explains the event at the very beginning of the story. Outstanding writing, engaging story. One of the best.
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