Intelligently written story
I LOVED it all, but especially the growth of the relationship between Holmes and Mary Russell
The different voices she used made the story come alive.
I loved the ending. A lot was left for the listener to
At first, I wasn't sure about a Holmes story with a young woman apprentice, but I decided to try the first book. Sure glad I did as I now plan to listen to all of Laurie R. King series.
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.
This story seems to drag on and on until the last scenes of part two.I don't see this story earning even a 3-star for me.
Yes, I love Laurie R. King, especially the Sherlock Holmes Mary Russell series.I can't say some of her other books excite me.
Jefferson Mays is an excellent narrator who changes his voices like a pro.I wouldn't have finished this book if it hadn't been for his narration.
Not for me. I'm glad I purchased it through a 2 books for 1 credit. The other book I chose was excellent.
This is a story of the weird and macabre in Paris in the late 1920s. It just didn't seem to have much of a plot. Maybe someone who is interested in art society and strange artists of this time period could relate more to the book.
I liked the examples in the characters of the devastation war has on men and women after they have returned from battle.
Maise Dobbs book series about World War I. Very good stories.
The main character moved me as she had the strength to go against the status quo of England in that time period..
This is my first book by Charles Todd, and I was unsure. Now I will listen to more of his stories in the series.
Very Difficult Decisions
The interactions of the characters, their inner struggles to make decisions and the support they received from minor characters. Wonderful full character development.
I enjoyed her character voices. I will probably listen to this book a second time or maybe more.
I'm a Sue Monk Kidd fan. Incredible Writer! I may purchase the text form of the story as I enjoy reading and marking some of her best lines.
It was OK. I listened durning the Christmas season. It was entertaining to hear the details of a traditional British Christmas in a country village while I was baking and decorating.
I have been listening to Louise Penny mysteries and Laurie R. King mysteries. This is my first Rhys Bowen book. I think the story was just too light for me, but cute.
Darsie - I love the Scottish accent.
Maybe at Christmas time, maybe on DVD.
See comments above.
Light Shines Through
The most memorable moment for me was when Ruth asked Bouvoir to take Rosa.I cried.
Many favorite scenes so well written, but I especially love when the two men dance together. This scene summed up their entire relationship. Beautiful!
The one mentioned above: Ruth hands Rosa to Bouvoir. This touched my heart deeply, and unveiled Ruth's true nature.
I want to hug Louise Penny. I've listened to all of her books, and this one brings out the best in all the characters I've come to know and love. Three Pines truly shines. The antagonists are awful, made me hate them. The writing is superb as it carries the reader along with the action with suspense and surprises at the end. Decisions the main characters have to make are incredible but believable. I enjoyed every minute. I encourage readers to listen to all of Louise Penny's earlier books before listening to this one in order to FEEL the impact this story brings. I hope there may be another book one day soon.
I listened to this book twice. The first time I didn't get the full depth of being inside a place not many have seen or experienced. The second time I felt it. What I liked best was the real sense of what life must be like in a monk's world so removed from the outside and how the different personalities of the brothers all fit together.
I wouldn't compare this book to another of Louise Penny's books or any other book. This one is truly unique.
I've listened to all of the Louise Penny audiobooks with Ralph Cosham. This one is outstanding like all of the others he reads. He's the BEST.
This was not a story that grabbed me the first time I listened perhaps because it was such a very different kind of setting. However, the second listen did keep my interest even though I knew the plot. There is a lot more to this book than just solving the mystery. Music lovers will appreciate and enjoy this story greatly.
The ending of this book was very difficult for me to hear and accept. Bouvoir is one of my favorite characters, and I adore the interactions between Gamash and Bouvoir. There has to be another book to follow this one to let us know where their relationship goes. I seem to be emotionally involved with these characters. I feel as if I know and care about them.
I haven't read the print version.
Maisie Dobbs stories don't keep me on the edge of my seat waiting to know "who done it". Her stories are more about the journey than the destination. I love hearing what is happening with all of the characters I have followed through her other 8 or 9 books. I love just listening to her words and sentences. This book, like the others is very well written.
I associate Orlagh Cassidy's voice with that of the character, Maise Dobbs. I don't think I'd like to listen to one of the books being read by any other reader. Orlah reads all of the characters so well. It's amazing how she can change her accents. I especially enjoy the Scottish inspector's accent. Orlagh Cassidy is an amazing reader, and I have listened to almost all of the Maise Dobbs books. The reading of this book has the same outstanding quality as her other readings.
I enjoyed listening to it in parts, to savor the writing and reading.
This story gave me insights into the time between WWI and WWII. Windspear's books are all very well researched. I learn details about the period and the struggles people went through in England during WWI, and the aftermath. I felt sad knowing a second horrible war was soon to be upon them.
At the top of my Louise Penny favorites
A conversations between Chief Inspector Gamache and his next in command, Inspector Bovoir concerning finding the perfect life partner. A very personal and sweet moment.
I love his voice, his use of some French words. He is just perfect for how I imagine Chief Inspector Gamache.
An inside look at the REAL world of Artists and Art collectors
Very enjoyable story with some of the best characters at Three Pines, and an in depth look into the personalities of artists and art collectors. Bravo !
The readers and the characters.
When Ms. Martha takes up a shotgun against the overseer.
All the scenes with 'Momma." What a strong, kind, and wise woman.
White on Black
The different voices of the readers made me feel I knew the characters.
Bravo to the way this story is presented by the readers. I've listened to it twice and I hardly ever listen to the same story twice.
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