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The God of the Hive Audiobook

The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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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Publisher's Summary

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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What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Sheenagh 08-17-12
    Sheenagh 08-17-12
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    "Entertaining"
    What did you love best about The God of the Hive?

    My first introduction to Laurie King and now I have downloaded several other of the books in the series. I enjoyed the story and the concept


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    Susan 08-07-12
    Susan 08-07-12
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    "Holmes needs his wife more than ever, meets son"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The God of the Hive to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the print, but audio version brings the characters to life like no page can


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This is a typical Holmesian plot, but the additioanl of Holmes' family members gives us somewhere lese tyo look for more adventures


    Which character – as performed by Jenny Sterlin – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the characted of Russell so much, not just a flimsy support around which Holmes can pivot, but the key to the ageing detectives ability


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

    Never listen in one sitting, a good soap opera with small snippetts over a prolonged period makes it more enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    More Holmes and Russell, more family intrigues!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-20-12 Member Since 2012

    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.

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    "I love Sherlock Holmes so I thought I'd try these."

    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

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    Kazren www.ohjohnny.net 04-23-11
    Kazren www.ohjohnny.net 04-23-11 Member Since 2012

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    "Holmes & Holmes & Russell never fail to deliver"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Kerrville, TX, United States 02-16-11
    Jeanette Kerrville, TX, United States 02-16-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Yawn"

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Pittsburgh, PA 07-25-10
    Amazon Customer Pittsburgh, PA 07-25-10 Member Since 2014

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    "Good story - easy listen"

    This book held my interest.... nice mix of mystery and suspence. Nice mix of both main characters. Easy and relaxing listen when driving.

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    jaytest55 United States 05-04-10
    jaytest55 United States 05-04-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "The God of the Hive- review"

    A good book, well narrated. I would recommend it as a good read. It helps you kill your commute time and free time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 03-03-13
    Mary 03-03-13
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    "Just not what I thought it would be."
    What disappointed you about The God of the Hive?

    I have enjoyed other stories by Laurie King, but I just could not get into this one.


    What could Laurie R. King have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't think she could have done anything.


    Any additional comments?

    I really just could not get into the book at all.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    olon Milton, Fl, United States 02-25-13
    olon Milton, Fl, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the best follow up to the Language of Bees"

    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.

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    Sandy 11-05-12
    Sandy 11-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Russell and Holmes apart"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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