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This keep me interested through out Previous complaints on accent make me wonder Ms Winspear read this and is very British The stories were gripping emotional and worth every minute.
I am new to the Maisie Dobbs series and to the author J. Winspear. I chose the series because it takes place during and after WWI. I find this a fascinating time of history particularly in the societal role of women. This story takes us back to France to confirm the death of a two British soldier. This information on the Battle of Somme's was interesting. If you know little about this battle I invite you to google it and you will be amazed. If you take a trip to France a visit to the Valley of Somme is a must. Cassidy did a great job of narration. This information about the car of the period was interesting. Can not wait for Simply Audio books to send me more in this series.
Although the plot and characters are diverting, the telling of the tale was exasperating. Why the fake English accent? Transparently innacurate imitations of the English are OK between friends, but not here. Why does the Northern character sound like he was born in the East End? Why does Maisie sound like she spent her youth in upstate New York? It's incomprehensible.
I happened to rent this book not knowing that it was the third in a series about the main character, Maisie Dobbs. I was so taken with the heroine, that I couldn't wait to go back and read Ms. Winspear's first two novels about Maisie. What I found particularly interesting was the historical setting and the style used by the author to weave the heroine's experiences of two decades throughout. The book speaks to post- WWI Britain which had been devestated four years of fighting during the Great War. This period infrequently lends itself as background for historical romances, however, I found that the author captured it so well that it was in great part the reason I liked the story. I would recommend listeners to begin with Jacqueline Winspear's first two novels "Maisie Dobbs" and "Birds of a Feather" to really understand and enjoy this latest adventure of Miss Maisie Dobbs.
Jacqueline Winspear is the author of the "New York Times" bestsellers "Among the Mad" and "An Incomplete Revenge", as well as four other Maisie Dobbs novels. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha, Alex, and Macavity awards for the first book in the series, "Maisie Dobbs". Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in California.