This is the first in a wonderful series of books by Laurie R. King that creates a late-life series of adventures for Sherlock Holmes and pairs him with the marvelous Mary Russell. Ignore the clunky cover art. These books are lively, humorous, moving, and engaging.
Laurie R. King creates marvelous plots, characters, settings, and historical context, but it is Jenny Sterlin's reading that brings them to vibrant life. Sterlin's ability to fully inhabit both Mary's youthful spirit as well as Holmes' reserved, nasal ironic voice carries the recording, but she does wonderfully with a variety of accents and characters.
Don't stop with Beekeeper's Apprentice. Listen to the whole series.
Yes. Classic with so much depth it bears reading over and over
Way too long to listen in a single sitting. I enjoyed savoring it in segments as, no doubt, George Eliot expected her readers would when she wrote it.
This reader is perfect. He absolutely inhabits the main character/narrator, but he is so convincing In the other voices that at times I forgot it it wasn't a cast of readers. He broke through the line between reading and reality and put you right there.
Made sense. The various tales that make up the whole move inexorably toward resolution, some some tragic, some depressing, some kind.
No, way too long, and intense.
The book moves slowly, and at times I was impatient, but the reader was so excellent, I was happy to hang in there just to keep hearing his voice.
the book but not the audiotape
I would have cast someone with a midwestern accent modified by years in NYC. Someone that sounded more vulnerable and not so snobby.
I really felt the reader ruined the audiobook. She just didn't match person portrayed in the book.
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