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Away in a Manger Audiobook

Away in a Manger: Molly Murphy Mysteries

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Publisher's Summary

It's Christmastime in 1905 New York City, and for once Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to the approaching holidays. She has a family of her own now: She and Daniel have a baby son, and 12-year-old Bridie is living with them as their ward. As Molly and the children listen to carolers in the street, they hear a lovely voice, the voice of an angel, and see a beggar girl huddled in a doorway, singing "Away in a Manger". Bridie is touched by the girl's ragged clothes and wants to help her out if they can. They give her a quarter only to watch a bigger boy take it from her. But Molly discovers the boy is the girl's older brother. They've come from England, and their mother has disappeared, and they're living with an aunt who mistreats them terribly. Molly quickly realizes that these children are not the usual city waifs. They are well spoken and clearly used to better things. So who are they? And what's happened to their mother?

As Molly looks for a way to help the children and for the answers to these questions, she gets drawn into an investigation that will take her up to the highest levels of New York society. This is another compelling and richly drawn mystery from New York Times best seller Rhys Bowen.

©2015 Rhys Bowen (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Simone 12-16-15
    Simone 12-16-15 Member Since 2016

    Follow me on Goodreads too!

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    "PERFECT!"

    Exactly what I wanted and expected: yet another fun, interesting, intriguing, and enjoyable adventure with Molly. If you are a fan of this series I am sure you will love it.

    If you are new to Molly's escapades, my advice is stop right now and start with Book 1 - it's totally worth it.

    Can't wait for book 16 in March!

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    Anne 07-18-16
    Anne 07-18-16
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    "Disappointing"

    I had such a hard time with this story because Nicola Barber's performance of Molly is this breathy, nasally little-girl voice that makes this strong character sound, well, childish. (She is the reason I got away from this series.)

    But I could look past that (or listen past it) if this particular story hadn't depended too much on coincidence. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I will say that the only way this story resolves to a happy ending (and it IS a Christmas story so that can't be a spoiler) is if Molly is the beneficiary of some extremely good luck, fortunate timing and neat coincidences.

    It's OK. I won't listen to it again.

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    M. Stiles 05-10-17
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    "Another wonderful story."

    I love the way the characters are developed throughout this series of stories. It makes them so believable.

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    James E. Turner Tucson, Arizona 12-31-16
    James E. Turner Tucson, Arizona 12-31-16 Member Since 2010

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    "Perfect Christmas Mystery"

    The accents are delightful, and I love historical settings. The plot is just tricky enough to get me thinking.

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    Patricia Anderson 11-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful to listen to just before Christmas"

    The reader's voice and interpretation was lovely.

    The characters , especially Molly, were well drawn. The story was thrilling, and I could hardly put it down. Thank you.

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    Kindle Customer usa 08-21-16
    Kindle Customer usa 08-21-16 Member Since 2016

    A world without books is a world without life.

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    "A glimpse into New York"
    Would you listen to Away in a Manger again? Why?

    I would listen, It was July when I heard the book, but I could imagine the scenes quite well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when the children are found on the street. The bone chilling cold was quite realistically described.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The voice of an angel


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    Verna 06-17-16
    Verna 06-17-16
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    "Highly Recommended Series!"

    The Molly Murphy series by Rhys Bowen is wonderful! I don't know how an author writes book after book each better than the last.....but she does. And, the narration of these books is outstanding!

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    M. Kuretich 06-13-16
    M. Kuretich 06-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love Molly Murphy"
    If you could sum up Away in a Manger in three words, what would they be?

    Touching, entertaining, interesting


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Molly, because of the reliance and stubbornness she shows.


    Which character – as performed by Nicola Barber – was your favorite?

    Molly


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

    A little of both


    Any additional comments?

    I true enjoy every book in this series and continue to listen to them over and over

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    Eleanor 06-04-16
    Eleanor 06-04-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not the best"

    Having read all the books in the series I found that this one was not one of the best written. The trip from Greenwich Village to her destination on Long Island was a bit of a stretch in a driving snow storm as it still is today. Coming from New York and having made that trip both by car railway it's not an easy trip Eleanor, Fayetteville NC.

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    Amazon Customer 04-22-16 Member Since 2009
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    "another winner!"

    I loved it and highly recommend it. the story was engrossing . I have listened to all the series.

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