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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King enjoys immense popularity and a resounding chorus of critical acclaim for her exquisite mysteries. The God of the Hive continues the thread King began in The Language of Bees, in which Mary Russell and her famous husband, Sherlock Holmes, face trouble with Scotland Yard and the deadliest of adversaries.

©2010 Laurie R. King (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Using short chapters and wielding her virtual pen like a burnished sword, King allows readers to race through this gloriously complex second half of last year’s Language of Bees. Sherlock Holmes is trying to get his gravely wounded son, the artist Damien Adler, out of England. Holmes’ wife, Mary Russell, is trying to protect Estelle, Damien’s small daughter. Mycroft Holmes, recovering from a heart attack, suddenly goes missing....all of it makes for utterly absorbing reading." (Booklist)
“The great marvel of King’s series is that she’s managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.” (Washington Post Book World)

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God of hive

really enjoyed this book. very exciting twists and turns, had to go back and relisten to a few sections to ensure I didn't miss key elements, as certain nuances happen quickly. thoroughly enjoyed new characters that were developed in this book

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There really is nothing else that needs to be said

Excellent. There really is nothing else that needs to be said, so I shan't. Bye

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Interesting title

Never understood the title until the end. Author got a little too detailed in places but still a relatively good pace. One section told the events from perspective of a bird in a tree, interesting. Book focused on Russell character with not much on Sherlock. All in all if you like Sherlock Holmes, this has the same flavor

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Fantastic Sherlock Homes story

A worthy successor of Mr. Doyle's famous series. Rich character development, great suspense and not too predictable. Loved it!

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Rebirth of a classic

I loved the first book and am relieved to feel the second didn't disappoint! The story line was truly entertaining. Narration was phenomenal. Really fun read...err rather listen.

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Awesome

amazing listen for any Sherlock Holmes fan. good pace, excellent story, need to find more on this author and characters

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Doesn't Disappoint

As usual, King gives a riveting story. Couldn't stop listening. I hope she keeps producing, do I can keep listening.

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The reading was excellent, easily flowing with wonderful different voices. The unwinding of the plot was well done, kept drawing me in.

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Delightful!

Laurie R King's novel, King of the Hive, is the second part of the this two-part series. It is delightfully written, with subtlety and suspense without being terribly violent. The quality of the writing and characters is so good, that I was sorry to have the story come to a conclusion.

Jenny Sterlin's performance of the book is absolutely first rate, and adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of listening.

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love it

I love this narrator with all of her voices. This Mary Russel book was suspenseful and goes for many different perspectives.