New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King enjoys immense popularity and a resounding chorus of critical acclaim for her exquisite mysteries. The God of the Hive continues the thread King began in The Language of Bees, in which Mary Russell and her famous husband, Sherlock Holmes, face trouble with Scotland Yard and the deadliest of adversaries.
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"Using short chapters and wielding her virtual pen like a burnished sword, King allows readers to race through this gloriously complex second half of last year’s Language of Bees. Sherlock Holmes is trying to get his gravely wounded son, the artist Damien Adler, out of England. Holmes’ wife, Mary Russell, is trying to protect Estelle, Damien’s small daughter. Mycroft Holmes, recovering from a heart attack, suddenly goes missing....all of it makes for utterly absorbing reading." (Booklist)
“The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.” (Washington Post Book World)
I am a married grandma of ... Um...8! I deliver papers every night and listen to audio books much of the time. I love my job! The kids come with sometimes and they listen to some stuff I get.
I'm always skeptical of "remakes" but this has proven to be a wonderful story. I'm looking forward to listening to the whole series. Too bad I started on book 10! Oh well. I'm kinda new to Audible and love their format and ease of use. Judythepaperlady
Once again Laurie R. King guides us into the life of Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes and Mycroft Holmes, as the trio, along with family and friends, are hunted and manipulated by the gray threat they can sense, but not identify. Into this comes the Green Man, a charming and mysterious stranger who comes to the rescue when least expected.
I downloaded this based on other reviews here and on Amazon. I will have to revisit this book a year from now. Even audiobooks I come to love have sometimes taken a couple of tries, but after no less than five attempts at the first hour, I didn't feel I was any closer to understanding who the characters were or what they were up to. Fond of Sherlock Holmes ever since discovering Jeremy Brett, I could not get a handle on this novel or care.
This book held my interest.... nice mix of mystery and suspence. Nice mix of both main characters. Easy and relaxing listen when driving.
A good book, well narrated. I would recommend it as a good read. It helps you kill your commute time and free time.
I have enjoyed other stories by Laurie King, but I just could not get into this one.
I don't think she could have done anything.
I really just could not get into the book at all.
I really enjoyed The Language of Bees. While the God of the Hive picks up where that former book left off, it does not continue with the same fast paced style you'd expect of Doyle. I found it left me interested but not engrossed.
I didn't like this book as well as the other Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes books. I think it is because there wasn't alot of interaction between the two in this story. Rather, circumstances keep them apart for virtually the entire plot. It was okay, but I probably only liked it because I already knew the characters from previous stories. I'm not sure I'd like it as a stand-alone book.
Haven't read the print version
From the first few words this plot kept me on the edge of my seat. Each character that was introduced brought with him a piece of the story that was crucial to its resolution. Unlike most of Laurie King's books, this one told the story from many viewpoints which was as intriguing as it was, sometimes, frustrating. I couldn't begin to guess how the stories would resolve themselves. Listening to this book was like being on a wild rapids ride.
Narrator #1. Monotone. Wow.
Haven't made it into the meat of the story, because the storyteller is so unbelievably boring. So sad. The book reviews have been good... Should I keep trying?????
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