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  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen

  • Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 1
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,786
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,771

This program includes a preface read by the author. In 1915, Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honeybees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, the young Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock Holmes - and match him wit for wit. Under his reluctant tutelage, this very modern 20th-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fabulous new take on Sherlock Holmes

  • By Steph on 04-14-14

Sherlock Holmes' apprentice

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-14

Would you listen to The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen again? Why?

Would definitely listen to The Beekeeper's Apprentice or On the Segregation of the Queen again. Very interesting concept - more in line with modern ideas that women actually have brains. Holmes' is more human in this story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen?

The most memorable moment came at the beginning of the story when Sherlock Holmes meets the young girl who becomes his apprentice. It sets the tone for the whole story.

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