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  • A Letter of Mary: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • The Mary Russell Series, Book 3
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

The third book in the Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes series. It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are enjoying the summer together on their Sussex estate when they are visited by an old friend, Miss Dorothy Ruskin, an archeologist just returned from Palestine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sherlock, Mary Russell, & Mary Magdalene....what?

  • By Steph on 06-22-14

Why I gave the story line a 4

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Would you consider the audio edition of A Letter of Mary: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes to be better than the print version?

I really like listening to books while I knit and crochet so I liked the audio version. There were a couple of passages I might have skimmed in the print version where the author waxed a little too philosophical for my taste.

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

It was a good plot and I enjoyed it but it didn't keep me on the edge of my seat.

What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

Her performance was great. I love listening to the British accent.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • The Mary Russell Series, Book 2
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499

It is 1921 and Mary Russell - Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Echoes of "Another Shirt Ruined!"

  • By PeachPecan on 05-02-14

Problem with the recording

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

There is an echo in the recording. Just a second or two after a sentence, when there is a pause, you can hear the last three or four words repeated. There is always an undercurrent of sound.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How We Got to Now

  • Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
  • By: Steven Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204

In this volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes - from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good and interesting book

  • By CJFLA on 10-29-14

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 08-04-15

What made the experience of listening to How We Got to Now the most enjoyable?

The content of this book is fascinating! If it had been a physical book, I wouldn't have been able to put it down.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Being a non-fiction book, this question doesn't apply. I think the chapter on "Glass" was perhaps my favorite.

Which character – as performed by George Newbern – was your favorite?

n/a

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

A man spent his fortune transporting ice to the Caribbean, only to learn the people there had no idea what it was or what it could be used for. We take ice for granted, but if you've never seen it, never had a cold drink, or never eaten ice cream, then why would you buy it?

Any additional comments?

Great book! "Out of the box" subject matter!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful