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Gabrielle

Culver City, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Anatomist’s Apprentice: The Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tessa Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (307)
    Story
    (310)

    The death of Lord Edward Crick has unleashed a torrent of gossip through the seedy taverns and elegant ballrooms of Oxfordshire. Few mourn the dissolute young man - except his sister, the beautiful Lady Lydia Farrell. When her husband comes under suspicion of murder, she seeks expert help from Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist from Philadelphia. Thomas arrived in England to study under its foremost surgeon, where his unconventional methods only add to his outsider status. Against his better judgment, he agrees to examine Lord Edward’s corpse.

    Sires says: "Gruesome but Deftly Plotted"
    "Not a fan..."
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    What disappointed you about The Anatomist’s Apprentice?

    Such a contrived story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His voice characterizations were distracting at times.


    Any additional comments?

    So disappointing because I love a good period piece and the subject sounded intriguing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Birds of a Feather: Maisie Dobbs Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated By Kim Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (803)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (498)

    Maisie Dobbs is back, and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's daughter who has fled from home. What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress's old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women? As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

    Linda P-C says: "Yikes! This is a problem."
    "It's complicated..."
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    What did you love best about Birds of a Feather?

    I love Jacqueline Winspear and her Maisie Dobbs...so eloquent and sophisticated. Rich in story and detail.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kim Hicks’s performances?

    Kim Hicks however drove me a bit batty! She is so harsh in tone and her narration so rapid it made this audible experience rather painful. Bring back Rita Barrington with her smooth, dulcet tone...she gave the Maisie Dobbs story so much shape and substance.


    Any additional comments?

    Nonetheless...I love this series so far and will continue reading and listening. Hopefully Orlagh Cassidy's reading will be more pleasant in the subsequent audio books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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