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Maisie Dobbs Audiobook

Maisie Dobbs

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Publisher's Summary

The debut of one of literature's favorite sleuths! Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS.

But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

©2003 Jacqueline Winspear; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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    Vakil I. Smallen 04-06-16

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    "Beware - Not a mystery"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If it were a mystery, instead of a coming of age story about a clever young girl who overcomes adversity with her cleverness and the help of some cardboard cutout friends and associates who only exist to play some role in helping our Intrepid Heroine fulfill her potential. I haven't finished the book - I'm about 3/4 of the way through, and it's completely tedious and boring.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jacqueline Winspear again?

    I don't know if the rest of series are actually mysteries. If so, maybe I would.


    Which character – as performed by Rita Barrington – was your favorite?

    The narrator does a good job. Whether its her working class good ol' dad with a heart of gold or the do-gooder Lady of the House who gives her an education or the French intellectual who takes her under his wing and gives her a classical education in his spare time, they're all well done.


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    Lori REDWOOD FALLS, MN, United States 04-03-16
    Lori REDWOOD FALLS, MN, United States 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "wonderful way to start"

    Cheering for Maisie all the way. Characters are wonderful, believable and overall just great. The lady has a great career ahead.

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    Lisa 03-31-16
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    "history and mystery in a package"

    The mystery suffers a bit in this as a young woman comes of age during WWI, bit it's all for the best as the history is the best part.

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    LCNanny 03-29-16
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    "Enjoyable"
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    Great characters and wonderful period details. Perfect even pace with endearing development of Maisie Dobbs character. It's tempting to describe this as slow mystery, but it is so much more. It's "slow" only because the more than first half of the book is about how Maisie grows into a woman and shifts from house maid to military nurse, then into an investigator. It's clean and enjoyable.

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    Ed Campbell Tucson, AZ USA 03-15-16
    Ed Campbell Tucson, AZ USA 03-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellently drawn characters in a familiar story."

    I like Maisie Dobbs and the emphasis on early investigative psychology. Predictable storyline needs speed in the telling..

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    Nancy 03-14-16
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    "Great Series about Women in WWI"

    I've read most of the series-be sure to start from the beginnng! Very well researched and accurate historically. Fun-clever-thoughtful-well written.

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    Claudia Lyon 02-12-16 Member Since 2015

    I am a woman who loves to read and to listen to books. I want to be entertained and taken to another place when I listen..

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    "I loved this Book!!!"

    I love Maisie Dobbs...this book takes you to another time and also Maisie's life as a child. The narrator is perfect and the book was perfect!!

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    Essence H. 01-28-16
    Essence H. 01-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "outstanding"

    I found this book very interesting even though I had to go back and reread portions to get a good understanding. Good book

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

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    "Love this!"

    I am such a fan of these books now. Clean, fun, intriguing. I do wish though that they author wouldn't try to bait you so much with some details by teasing you with info she finds without tell you what it is, feels a bit too contrived. Still fun though.

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    Thomas J. Grace 11-05-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A good story, but a little too much romance for me"

    I liked the story, and the reader did an outstanding job. But it was a little too much like a "chick flick" for my taste.

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