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  • Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong

  • A Victorian San Francisco Story
  • By: M. Louisa Locke
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Annie Fuller, a young boardinghouse housekeeper and reluctant clairvoyant, met the kind, older Chinese servant Mr. Wong during her investigations into a mysterious death in Maids of Misfortune, the first book in Locke's Victorian San Francisco Mystery series. In "Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong", Annie Fuller once again turns to Mr. Wong for help in solving a puzzle that could have life or death consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner in this Series

  • By Christy M. on 07-02-14

Very Enjoyable and Satisfying

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

Reviewed: 07-01-14

If you could sum up Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong in three words, what would they be?

engaging, informative, compelling

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Wong Rights a Wrong?

The detailed description of the young girl's clothes and shoes, which allowed Mr. Wong to determine the area of China she came from.

What about Alexandra Haag’s performance did you like?

Very smooth voice, steady but not monotonous. She has a very pleasing, velvety voice that held my attention.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

SPOILER ALERT:


When the twins are reunited and it is apparent that the boy has been beaten.

  • Dandy Detects

  • A Victorian San Francisco Story
  • By: M. Louisa Locke
  • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
  • Length: 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

In this short story it is the fall of 1879 and San Francisco swelters under a heat wave while Barbara Hewitt, a reserved school-teacher, uncovers a mystery with the help of her son's Boston Terrier, Dandy. This story is set in the gas-lit world created by Locke in her Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, which includes Maids of Misfortune, Uneasy Spirits, Bloody Lessons, and the short story "The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Short Story

  • By Christy M. on 03-01-14

Great Story but too short!

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

Reviewed: 02-27-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was a delightful, engaging story and as a fan of the series it was like visiting old friends and getting to know a minor character better.

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

Not really - it was more of a known conclusion, but interesting to see how it unfolded. After all these are lone women in 19th century America, so they have almost no power.

What does Alexandra Haag bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brought a warmth to the character, creating a feeling of coziness and intimacy.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

Great story, very good narration, but too short at just 41 minutes!

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