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
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.
I don't know if the rest of series are actually mysteries. If so, maybe I would.
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.
Cheering for Maisie all the way. Characters are wonderful, believable and overall just great. The lady has a great career ahead.
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.
I like Maisie Dobbs and the emphasis on early investigative psychology. Predictable storyline needs speed in the telling..
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..
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!!
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.
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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