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Justice Hall Audiobook

Justice Hall

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Publisher's Summary

Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one murky riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door...literally. It's a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it's not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est.

A trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that leads from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot; but can Holmes and Russell catch an elusive killer, or has the murderer caught them?

© 2002 Laurie R. King; (P) 2003 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"A spellbinding mystery...superb." (The Washington Post)
"Consistently smart and poignant...[Conan Doyle] would probably approve." (Chicago Tribune)
"Audacious...Mary Russell is never less than fascinating company." (Los Angeles Times)

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    charity 01-17-15
    charity 01-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Two-time listen"

    I love Laurie King's Mary Russel series and this book is no exception. This book is beautifully narrated, well written, and fits in well with Doyle's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. I'm a huge fan!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kat Coz 09-13-10
    Kat Coz 09-13-10 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderfully poignent and beautifully written"

    I am listening to these in order and am having a wonderful time with them. The author brings us back in time so deftly that we forget she is not writing herself from the early 20th century. Her research and knowledge of the history of that time as well as her theological references make me feel as though I'm listening to a real Oxford scholar from 1920. I don't mind that this is not fast paced or heavy on action, it relies instead on well defined characters and beautifully painted landscapes that, surprisingly, do not get long or boring.
    I enjoy the reader as much as the stories themselves but will agree with another review that complained the Canadian accent sounded very off, more like a woman raised in Texas, but that is minor compared to the overall reading of it which I loved. I'm looking forward to the next one and will be sorry when I've completed the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Reston, VA, USA 10-06-06
    Claudia Reston, VA, USA 10-06-06 Member Since 2002

    Audible listener for MANY years. I love mysteries and spy novels, biographies, historical fiction, and many other things in between.

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    "Great listen!"

    After The Beekeeper's Apprentice I was hooked and wanted more. Just be advised that there are other books in between Beekeeper and Justice Hall, and some important things happen that you may wish you'd found out in the "correct" order. The reader does a great job of capturing the different personalities - so good in fact that I went right to Locked Rooms after finishing JH. What great characters Ms. King has both created and made to live on. I think these books would make such fun movies (Liam Neson as Holmes and Kiera Knightly as Russell - that's who my mind conjures up). Enjoy!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gnomedog 04-27-04
    Gnomedog 04-27-04 Member Since 2014

    I joined Audible at it's inception, and I haven't read a book since! I am addicted to Audible.

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    "Couldn't turn it off!"

    One of the best audio books I've heard. If you like Holmes, and female heroines, this is for you!

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    Pat 07-02-07
    Pat 07-02-07
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    "Lengthy"

    I loved other books by this author, but with regard to this book, the combination of a very slow reader who emphasized what seemed like every other word, and the detail into which the author went regarding the life and times of the setting, just made for a long read.

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    Andrew J Farnham 01-24-04 Member Since 2013
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    "Pleased with this one"

    I am a fan of the Mary Russell books and was very pleased with this one. It follows characters introduced in O Jerusalem. I highly reccommend it.

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    Chris 05-15-17
    Chris 05-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Not my favorite but still an excellent read."
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    Only hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving one murky riddle on the moor, another knocks on their front door...literally. It's a mystery that begins during the Great War, when Gabriel Hughenfort died amidst scandalous rumors that have haunted the family ever since. But it's not until Holmes and Russell arrive at Justice Hall, a home of unearthly perfection set in a garden modeled on Paradise, that they fully understand the irony echoed in the family motto, Justicia fortitudo mea est.
    A trail of ominous clues comprise a mystery that leads from an English hamlet to the city of Paris to the wild prairie of the New World. The trap is set, the game is afoot; but can Holmes and Russell catch an elusive killer, or has the murderer caught them?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mississippi Earth Ox 04-20-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Wow. My favorite- so far!"

    This story seemingly carrying on from O Jerusalem was addictive. In truth a masterpiece of storytelling, wonderful presentation, and a pleasant finale.

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    ejkam4 03-20-17
    ejkam4 03-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Much loved books, nice to hear them fleshed with a voice"

    I love these books, and I'm enjoying listening to them after having read the whole series several times. The narrator is really great, and does a wonderful job with the characters; however, I can't listen a moment more without saying that every single one of her American accents are very southern in sound...almost Texan sometimes. This does make it a little difficult to buy into the American characters as three dimensional. Still, the stories are amazing and have a lot of depth that is rare to find in a series. Every one is worth a listen.

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    "Accomplished actress"

    Many good voices though some differ from what I hear in my head; still, the narrator captures the essence.

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