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The Bird and the Buddha Audiobook

The Bird and the Buddha: Before Watson, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

It is 1878, and Dr. Poppy Stamford has reluctantly rekindled her relationship with Sherlock Holmes. Though it has been almost four years since they parted on uneasy terms and while he continues to suppress his feelings for her, they are still intrigued and inspired - and frustrated - by each other. When her beloved uncle is arrested in relation to a series of murders near the British Museum, Poppy and the burgeoning detective set out to find the evidence to set him free.

Can they track down the real killer in time to save Uncle Ormond from the rope?

In the latest adventure of Poppy Stamford and Sherlock Holmes, the two not only uncover secret societies, but find themselves soul-searching to clarify their beliefs about an array of moral issues including euthanasia and the death penalty, as well as their feelings toward one another.

©2016 A S Croyle (P)2016 MX Publishing

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    Simone Seattle Washington 09-12-16
    Simone Seattle Washington 09-12-16

    Love mysteries, historical fiction and well written romance with plot twists and strong characters

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    "Intriguing mystery deep philosophical questions"
    What did you love best about The Bird and the Buddha?

    I liked the crime/mystery that needed to be solved that also examined some deeper philosophical questions, historical setting felt really well researched


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have a lot of empathy for Poppy, a modern woman in a difficult time


    Which character – as performed by Cat Gould – was your favorite?

    Sherlock reminds me of the modern tv series on BBC which I love


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Also some interesting discussion of Buddhist philosophy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    in1ear (John Row) 09-21-16 Member Since 2016

    Denver, Co metro area resident for over fifty-five years. Retired, Mid 60's, Male, own over 9,600 Kindle books, and over 400 Audible books.

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    "Sherlock Historical Adventure"
    Where does The Bird and the Buddha rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks in the top twenty five. It stays true to Conan Doyle's classic chracter. I got a bit lost in the Buddhist philosophy. Not lost exactly, but it wasn't of much interest to involve me with that aspect anyway


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bird and the Buddha?

    The sinking of the Princess Alice, an historical event.


    Have you listened to any of Cat Gould’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to Cat's performance on "When the Song of the Angel is Stilled". The first book in the "Before Watson" series. The performance is excellent, as it was on that audio book rendition.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As mentioned, these works stay true to the Doyle vision of Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, Lestrade, and plots etc. So the listener familiar with the original stories is comfortable and involved. That's a very strong positive, in my opinion. This is quality series, and well worth your time and creditts.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an audio book that I was caught up in from the start! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for making it available.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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