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The God of the Hive Audiobook

The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

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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.

Listen to another Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.

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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Booklover 07-10-17
    Booklover 07-10-17 Member Since 2015

    amazed at amazon

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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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    Alan 06-09-17
    Alan 06-09-17 Member Since 2014
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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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    Jillie 02-26-17
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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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    Rachel Perry 02-11-17
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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.

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    Nhlisa 02-07-17
    Nhlisa 02-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Very engaging plot"

    One if the better novels in this series: Justice Hall is my favorite. Do read in chronological order if you can-see King's website.

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    Eunice Katz 01-02-17
    Eunice Katz 01-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "The God of the Hive"

    Excellent. Ms. King continues to had more depth to Mary Russell and I cannot wait for the book!

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    private 10-22-16
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    "A Long, Good Story (2nd of 2 novels)"

    I loved Robert Goodman and Estelle! And I grew to like Mycroft more. Although later I would of happily kicked him. Mary's journey, new friends and grandchild made the story for me. Her companions were interesting, memorable, people you'd want to know. They rescued the story. Mary's part at the end seem to balance the books. I agreed with her choice especially when everyone else around her, save Robert G., were blind to all but their own worlds. Ironically, the crazy man saw further than anyone else. At the end, I wished for more Robert Goodman. And the epilogue was just right.

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    Biblio Phile Cambridge, MA 10-21-16
    Biblio Phile Cambridge, MA 10-21-16 Member Since 2015

    forever learning

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    "I love Robert Goodman."

    One of the best yet of the Mary Russell series. Robert Goodman is a character for the ages. Though only appearing in brief snatches, he steals the show from Mary Russell and the Holmes brothers.

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    Robin Kim 10-15-16
    Robin Kim 10-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Entertaining"

    Quite complex and a little hard to understand at times, but thoroughly enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

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    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 05-26-16
    Dr. Meggin McIntosh Reno, NV 05-26-16 Member Since 2016

    Meggin McIntosh, Ph.D. 'The Ph.D. of Productivity'(tm)

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    "I want to wait for the next one, but can't...."

    I know this series eventually runs out, but I am ordering the next one within the next minute and will start listening tonight.

    I hope Russell & Holmes are together more in the next book instead of working as separately as they did in this book.

    Excellent story.

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