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Birds of a Feather Audiobook

Birds of a Feather: Maisie Dobbs Mysteries

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Publisher's Summary

Maisie Dobbs is back, and this time she has been hired to find a wealthy grocery magnate's daughter who has fled from home.

What seems a simple case at first becomes complicated when Maisie learns of the recent violent deaths of three of the heiress's old friends. Is there a connection between her mysterious disappearance and the murders? Who would kill such charming young women?

As Maisie investigates, she discovers that the answers to all her questions lie in the unforgettable agony of The Great War.

©2004 Jacqueline Winspear; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks

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    Kindle Customer 02-19-17
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    "good story, we'll told"

    worthwhile mystery with a bevy of characters . Great details and visions of English life.

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    Elizabeth Dyer 01-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Time Flys While listening to Birds of a Feather"

    This is the second Maisie Dobbs's novel that I've listened to. It seemed like time flew by as I listened. I often listen to audio books while driving. I was so engrossed in this story, I would carry my listening into the house. Cleaning and cooking while listening to Birds of a Feather was fun. I enjoyed listening to the descriptions of the characters especially Maisie, Billy and Maurice. The psychological aspects of the story are interesting and believable. Hurrah for another strong, smart female detective. I highly recommend this book.

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    Molly R. 12-30-16
    Molly R. 12-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, bad narration speed."
    What did you like best about Birds of a Feather? What did you like least?

    The story line was OK, not as good as book 1. The narration left much to be desired. It was hard to listen to because it played way too fast, and couldn't be adjusted to a comfortable listening speed. I ended up stopping and replaying sections because I missed details. Not a relaxing listen.


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

    The plot was OK, and there was suspense and surprise in that the murderer was someone I didn`t suspect.


    What didn’t you like about Kim Hicks’s performance?

    Her annunciation was excellent, but she either spoke too fast, or there was a technical problem with the recording speed.


    Did Birds of a Feather inspire you to do anything?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    NO

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    Mary Lai Oakland, CA United States 12-25-16
    Mary Lai Oakland, CA United States 12-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "What a talent!"

    Kim is a wonderful narrator. She has a different voice for each character, and her dramatic phrasing is perfect. Highly recommend this book!

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    Michi Belan 12-17-16
    Michi Belan 12-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Well done"

    I enjoyed the story and performance; I almost didn't get it because some reviews complained of the narrator's voice but I thought she did an excellent job. I did enjoy the first book's narrator, but I think Kim Hicks captured the spirit of the characters quite well. The most jarring thing was the frequent abrupt start of a chapter with virtually no pause as the previous chapter closed. I see all the following books have a new narrator so I'll be curious to listen.

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    Tom 09-10-16
    Tom 09-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Very enjoyable story"

    A bit slow starting but grew into intriguing mystery. I like how her adventure weaved into her personal life. Very interesting multi faceted characters. The narrator's speaking pace was a bit too fast for me at times. I could understand fine just seemed rushed.

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    S. Hedge Florida 07-11-16
    S. Hedge Florida 07-11-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrator not Right for Characters"

    This was the second book of the series that I have listened to and was surprised at the clipped, quick speech of the narration. So unlike the first book this narration completely changed the characters. It was much too noisily at times and very unlike the

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    PDQ925 Raleigh, NC, US 06-27-16
    PDQ925 Raleigh, NC, US 06-27-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Narration if perfect!"
    Would you listen to Birds of a Feather again? Why?

    Yes. Very entertaining and delightful to follow while knitting and recovering from eye surgery.


    Any additional comments?

    We slowed the narration down until we got it where it should be. I think one of the reviewers suggested the narration was too fast and may not have realized this could be adjusted in the Audible app.

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    Eveline Howells 05-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Birds of a Feather"

    2nd book of the series about a young woman in the 1920 era, lots of information on the 1st. world war results , while she works through her plots. Good characters and as I enjoy sequal books very good and different.
    The reader does a good job with accents and pulls you into the story line can't wait for the next book in the series about Miss Dobbs and Billy her assisstant.

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    Cynthia Johnson 05-18-16
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    "Enjoying the progression"

    I really enjoyed the story. These stories really being a new insight into life in England and the deep personal effects of the war. This story had a few red herrings but at the same time you had an idea. Loved the Joseph Pilates inclusion.
    I mostly liked the narrator. She did a good job of the different voices but at times seemed rushed.

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