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By WWM on 09-17-14
Another outstanding twist to Sherlock Holmes
What did you love best about Beekeeping for Beginners?
This book begins by taking the meeting of Holmes and Russell from The Beekeepers Apprentice and tells it from Holmes' perspective, then goes on to events that cemented their relationship and why the Holmes we thought we knew would take this young protege under his wing.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
The relationship is cleverly handled without being suspicious or unrealistic. The writing is clever and intelligent, and well-placed in locale and history.
Did Robert Ian Mackenzie do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
No. I was very disappointed in his narration. I frequently felt his attitude did not match the intention of the story, his women's voices are terrible and all of his men sound alike and the mood static. I also have Laurie King's other Holmes/Russell books on Audible, and her narration is nearly perfect, her voices differentiate, even for each of the male characters. I wish they would stop using RIM for some Holmes narration and simply use Jenny Sterlin for everything.
Any additional comments?
I recommend any of the books in the series to anyone who is a Holmes fan and looking for a good, clever, imaginative work.
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