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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
While Ms Barrington had a youthful voice, it was appropriate for the character. There was enough maturity to keep the character grounded.
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.
Not much of a reader but love to listen
If you want a wonderful story with intrigue and a sweet story, this is the series for you.
My favorite moment was when Maisie was discovered in the library reading.
I am having a hard time putting this down. I keep backing it up and relistening to savor the story.
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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