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Maisie Dobbs Audiobook

Maisie Dobbs

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 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.
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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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    Micah Baldree 03-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Massie Dobbs is a poor attempt at sherlock Holme"

    This book is terrible. It's a poor attempt at sherlock Holmes. It is boring, drawn out, and a waste of time. Do not read if you can avoid it.

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    TN Woman 03-11-15
    TN Woman 03-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great start to a great series"

    I don't know why I thought I had read this one, but I apparently had not. I loved this series for the longest time and continue to listen to it on audiobook whenever a new one comes out. This narrator was very good, though I am partial to Orlagh Cassidy. Easily 4 stars overall if you like period mysteries.

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    Nikki WAVERLY HALL, GA, USA 03-08-15
    Nikki WAVERLY HALL, GA, USA 03-08-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great mystery"

    Enjoyable read with layers of the characters that keeps you turning the pages wondering how they will take on the next phase of the story.

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    Amazon Customer 02-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed this story."

    Loved the narrator and the attention to detail of the era. I highly recommend for a most enjoyable listen.

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    Jerry Farina 02-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Personal history of WWI"

    A fantastic story that details history from a personal view. The trials, tribulations, and survival of the generation that gave us life.

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    Sophie Brookover 02-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great British detective"

    I love British detective mysteries, and upstairs-downstairs stories, so Maisie Dobbs is right up my alley. A fairly cozy mystery, with a WWI tie-in, and a dash of romance, to boot.

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    Sara Virginia 02-03-15
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    ". I loved it! Definitely would recommend downloadi"

    The references to historical fact and emotional stories of the outfall of war or brilliantly written. I really enjoyed hearing the different way that Maisy used meditation and empathy in such a brilliant way. I've never read anything like this before. Absolutely

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    Customer 01-27-15
    Customer 01-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable Period Mystery"
    Would you listen to Maisie Dobbs again? Why?

    The storyline was interesting. I would rate it at 3 1/2 stars. I thought the opening of the book was a bit weak, but it picked up nicely. This book had a lot of potential I think the author missed. I almost felt like I was listening to a condensed book. Compared to writers like Patricia Wentworth, the experience of having actually lived through the war years is missing in the voice of the main character. Yes, I would listen again because I liked the narrator. I can have it on in the background and listen while working in the kitchen or walking.


    What about Rita Barrington’s performance did you like?

    While Ms Barrington had a youthful voice, it was appropriate for the character. There was enough maturity to keep the character grounded.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    While I enjoyed this audiobook, I wouldn't buy another in this series. The narrator was good but the writing doesn't justify the price of an audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Wilmington, NC, United States 01-08-15
    Michele Wilmington, NC, United States 01-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story!"

    Great story - love the narrator. I will be reading the rest of the series.

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    MovieLover 12-04-14
    MovieLover 12-04-14

    Not much of a reader but love to listen

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you want a wonderful story with intrigue and a sweet story, this is the series for you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Maisie Dobbs?

    My favorite moment was when Maisie was discovered in the library reading.


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

    Maisie


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I am having a hard time putting this down. I keep backing it up and relistening to savor the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so happy to have found this series. This is the type of audiobook I love listening. The narrator makes the story even better.

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