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The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Audiobook

The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes: Mary Russell, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband - and of a hound with a single glowing eye.

Returning to the scene of one of his most celebrated cases, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.

©1998 Laurie R. King (P)1998 Recorded Books

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    Gary L. Richardson 04-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "An Excellent Entry"

    This installment of the Mary Russell series will not disappoint fans. I thought the story moved along at a quicker pace than previous installments with a little less description and a
    lot more focus on the characters. You don't guess the solution to the case until Mary and Holmes spell it out....very entertaining.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 04-27-15
    Anne 04-27-15
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    "The best series"

    I like Sherlock Holmes better via King than Conan- Doyle!
    Mary Russell is a wonderful strong female protagonist. The best series in a long time!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Huckleberry LA, United States 07-16-14
    Huckleberry LA, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes in three words, what would they be?

    I loved this story. First off, I have to say that Jenny Sterlin is the best narrator I've ever had the chance to listen to. She is at her absolute best in this novel. Honestly, I couldn't ask for more and would even go as far as to buy books just because she is reading them....

    With all that aside the story is really great. It has a good, involved plot that pulls you along. I wouldn't go as far as to say there was suspense at every turn, but it was still a great story. I have listened to this three times back to back. I just can't seem to get enough.

    The tales use of Hound of the Baskervilles as a backstory really connects it to the best of Conan Doyle as well.

    The characters are wonderful,
    The story is well thought out and rich,
    Jenny is not just a narrator here, but the breathing equivalent of Mary Russell which makes it seem more like she is recalling the past rather than reading a book. Her different accents are incredible, my favorite parts.

    I can't think of any way to improve things,,, even the length was spot on


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Too difficult to pick just one


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Sherlock and Mary first interact with an older resident of the moor, and he's called by his nickname.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no. It was one I wanted to listen to, but also wanted to savor as long as possible to keep it from ending.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jude Gaithersburg, MD 06-14-15
    Jude Gaithersburg, MD 06-14-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story and narration"

    The narrator does an amazing job. She does the male and female voices perfectly as well as the accents. Love the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 05-27-15
    Emily 05-27-15
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    "Love this series"

    Laurie R. King is such a fantastic writer. You can transport yourself to Dartmoor as you read this book. And the history of Sabine Baring-Gould is wonderful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Willam Norman Reeves Jr. 11-05-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    The return of the Baskerville’s was one of my favorite Doyle stores. To return for fortnight visiting her unique place built for storytelling was a good read.

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    "Accent needs work"

    I enjoyed the book but the plot was a bit predictable. Ms Sterlin needs to work on her American accent a bit. She sounded like Midwesterner with Southern roots not a Californian. I was born and raised there.

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    Isabelle wolff 06-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read!"

    a great writer, paired with a great narrator. Another wonderful adventure in this very well researched series.

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    H. Roberson New Mexico 06-01-17
    H. Roberson New Mexico 06-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Superb"

    Ms King has created what will no doubt become a wonderfully engaging addendum to the Holmes canon. The wiring is quick, sufficiently detailed, and draws you into the world she crafts.

    I say addendum because, while Mary is married to Holmes and he does carry a large part of the story, the tales are about Mary rather than Holmes. Even so, Holmes is described and played well, and these stories are born engaging and enjoyable by Holmes devotees.

    Highly recommended.

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    CM 04-18-17
    CM 04-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Lovely Look at the Moors"

    I am a big fan of Laurie R King's Mary Russell series. The earlier books are the best, and the story here kind of plodded along. However, the book included interesting details about the moor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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