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Birds of a Feather Audiobook

Birds of a Feather: Maisie Dobbs Mysteries

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2004 Jacqueline Winspear; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks

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    Eveline Howells 05-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Birds of a Feather"

    2nd book of the series about a young woman in the 1920 era, lots of information on the 1st. world war results , while she works through her plots. Good characters and as I enjoy sequal books very good and different.
    The reader does a good job with accents and pulls you into the story line can't wait for the next book in the series about Miss Dobbs and Billy her assisstant.

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    Cynthia Johnson 05-18-16
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    "Enjoying the progression"

    I really enjoyed the story. These stories really being a new insight into life in England and the deep personal effects of the war. This story had a few red herrings but at the same time you had an idea. Loved the Joseph Pilates inclusion.
    I mostly liked the narrator. She did a good job of the different voices but at times seemed rushed.

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    Dawn Jones 02-26-16
    Dawn Jones 02-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up Birds of a Feather in three words, what would they be?

    Love the story and the characters but not the narrator's performance. She speaks entirely too fast. I prefer the previous narrator


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billy Beal


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator speaks entirely to fast


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    shrockin CA 12-22-15
    shrockin CA 12-22-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Fun read!"

    I am loving this series! It's an easy, engaging story without any gore or fear or anxiety for a mystery novel--perfect for me. I liked the narrator, but she was a bit melancholy so I prefer the narrator of the other books better.

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    Heather 11-17-15
    Heather 11-17-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Something was wrong with narration"

    I don 't know if it was the narrator or editor- but the pace was too fast. Either the narrator was trying to break a speed narration record or the speed in which she recorded this was altered and sped up. Either way, it was very unpleasant. It felt like Ms. Dobbs was in amphetamines! Otherwise, it was a good story.

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    Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe Los Angeles, CA United States 11-13-15
    Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe Los Angeles, CA United States 11-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Powerful and valuable book, as well as intriguing!"

    I have listened to all the Maisie Dobbs books and am now going back to listen to the series again, which I appreciate more the second time around. Birds of a Feather is a bit darker than some of the other books in the series, with the murders of 3 of 4 members of a group of friends now separated since the war.

    This series is clearly highly researched, with a lot of intricate details of the era, down to the varied locations found in the book, the culture of the day, and the real costs of the war that still remained ten years later.

    I highly recommend this book and the others in this series both to fans of mystery and to those interested in World War I history and its subsequent effects on British society. Just because they signed an armistice doesn't mean that the war could be forgotten and life return to its pre-war state, a fact brought home by the long list of employees of just one store who made the ultimate sacrifice for heir country, a list engraved on the wall of the store to remind everyone of the many men who never came back.

    This book isn't cozy, but it is powerful and necessary to remind us all of the ultimate costs of war that exist far beyond just the time spent fighting on he battlefield. The first book in the series sets up Maisie Dobbs' background abs qualifications by giving much more focus on Maisie's time in France, leaving less time for the mystery that she is solving, but Birds of a Feather has much more intrigue without neglecting the important details of history.

    This is truly a book worth reading, or even better, listening to!

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    Amazon Customer Cut Off, LA, United States 11-04-15
    Amazon Customer Cut Off, LA, United States 11-04-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Narrator speaks too fast"

    Story line was great and the narrator did well with the accents but read much too fast.

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    Kindle Customer 09-13-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Love Maisie Dobbs!"
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    Fun, easy going, interesting mysteries, great character development. Didn't want it to end! Will look for more Maisie.

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    mykimus Mukilteo, WA 09-09-15
    mykimus Mukilteo, WA 09-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Story is wonderful. The narrator is lacking."

    This is my favorite of all Maisie Dobbs series. The book is incredible. I couldn't stand the narration though! Maisie's voice was so flat and monotone. It made it very difficult to listen. I recommend the print book hands-down, but am hesitant to recommend the audio version

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    happy knitter Boone, NC United States 08-27-15
    happy knitter Boone, NC United States 08-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    As usual, the author keeps the listener in suspense. It was sometimes a little fast due to the narrator, but not enough to be a deterrent. I would highly recommend!

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