Rita Barrington's narration creates a vivid sense of time, place, and character in MAISIE DOBBS. When Lady Rowan discovers her servant-girl, Maisie, studying in the library, she arranges for tutoring. WWI intrudes, and education is put on hold when Maisie goes to the battlefields of France as a nurse. After the war, she becomes a private investigator. Her first case seems to be a straightforward case of infidelity but soon has her dealing with her own experiences in the war. Barrington's voices help the listener keep straight the many characters as the story's threads weave events from pre-war to wartime to post-war England, making a tapestry of war's devastation. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]
Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2005
CS ISBN 0792734599 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 0792734602 $79.95 Eight CDs
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