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O Jerusalem Audiobook

O Jerusalem: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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Publisher's Summary

It is 1918. Coming out of retirement, an aging Sherlock Holmes travels to Palestine with his 19-year-old partner, Mary Russell. There, disguised as ragged Bedouins, they embark on a dangerous mission. If they fail, the holy city goes up in flames.

With her unerring flair for the dramatic, Laurie R. King packs this novel with bloodcurdling adventure, clever disguises, and layers of intrigue. Jenny Sterlin's superb voicing of the prickly Holmes and the fiercely intelligent Russell captures every nuance of their unconventional relationship.

©1999 Laurie R. King; (P)1999 Recorded Books

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    Mysticalsister San Francisco, CA, United States 07-02-09
    Mysticalsister San Francisco, CA, United States 07-02-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Book -- SLOOOW Narration"

    I've read all the books in this series -- but have only listened to two others on audio. I loved them. This is my favorite book of the series, full of exotic adventure and really good fun. So why does the narrator read it as if it is the phone book? Could she read more slooowly? I doubt it. The long pauses make. the. story. drag. painfully. I was very disappointed. Now I'm wondering if I want to take a chance and purchase more of the series on audio. Such a shame. (Also -- her Arab accent sounds like bad Russian -- 'think-king.' A little effort on this would have helped.) I'm only halfway through the book and it's putting me to sleep. The three stars are for the story -- 0 for the narrator.

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    Mary Pat 12-04-16
    Mary Pat 12-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful"

    This story, this series, this narrator are simply wonderful!
    I love how the author brings the story to life especially with the narrator's amazing skills!
    I'm looking forward to Justice Hall!

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    Carolyn 11-21-16
    Carolyn 11-21-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I love Mary Russell"

    Mary Russell is an exciting young woman who also takes her studies very seriously. She takes us on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land like none other. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a resourceful woman lead character. This book would be a great Mother/Daughter read. Mary at times feels awkward, has to hide who she really is, never says no to a difficult task and impresses the men in the tale with her knife-throwing skills. She is a good role model for today.

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    Nhlisa 11-20-16
    Nhlisa 11-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "history, geography, Russell&Holmes"

    This is a great read. Well performed as always in this series, this well crafted story compelled me to find maps of post ww1 era Palestine, very interesting to research. Should be read before Justice Hall if possible although I did in reverse order--the two stories are connected.

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    Sherri Pearson 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "5 stars because 6 aren't an option"

    once again, I've been captivated by the story of Mary Russell and Holmes. Laurie King is a master of intrigue writers. I'm always on edge til the end. Not only do I love the stories, but the reader, Jennie Sterlin is by far the best audio book narrator that I've heard.

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    Vicki Montpelier, VA, United States 09-12-16
    Vicki Montpelier, VA, United States 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "BORING"

    I really enjoy the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series but, seriously, this is one of the most boring books I've ever read. It's rare for me to give up on a book but I became a chore to listen to this one. I don't know what happened to them in the desert and I do not care.

    I usually love Jenny Sterlin's narration but her voice in this one just made everyone sound arrogant.

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    Biblio Phile Cambridge, MA 08-31-16
    Biblio Phile Cambridge, MA 08-31-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Not her best, but still great."

    While I agree with other reviewers that the mystery solution is random and unsupported, I still give this a 5 star rating because of it's wonderful qualities as a travel narrative and as a snapshot of history that we continue to face ramifications of today.

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    joyce thatcher 05-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    This is the number of years ago soliciting. Just listen to it on audible and less it even more. Thank you Laurie!

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    Erika Johnson 12-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best one yet!"

    Wow! What an adventure! The narration was fabulous, as always, the writing was wonderful, and the story and plot gripping. I just can't say enough good things about this story and series!

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    Gary L. Richardson 10-11-15 Member Since 2013

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    "It's a Good Installment"

    I know there were some who said one could skip this installment as it was s bit of a prequel but I differ there. The story is good, the character development is entertaining and the narration is first rate. If you enjoy this series, you will enjoy this book. Go ahead and give it a lot stem.

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