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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 4,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773

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

Content good but narrator's dry mouth ruined it

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Reviewed: 05-04-16

YUCK! The narrator's dry mouth and associated smacking sounds were very distracting. If the book had been less entertaining, I would have returned it because of the narrator.

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