Dreaming Spies : Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • by Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by Jenny Sterlin
  • Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
  • 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For years now, readers of the Russell Memoirs have wondered about the tantalizing mentions of Japan. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes had spent three weeks there, between India (The Game) and San Francisco (Locked Rooms). The time has finally come to tell that story.
It is 1925, and Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find...a stone. A stone with a name, which they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan. It is the first indication that the investigation they did for him in 1924 might not be as...complete as they had thought. In Japan there were spies, in Oxford there are dreams. In both places there is a small, dark-haired woman and danger.

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What the Critics Say

"Narrator Jenny Sterlin is required to be nimble of tongue as Sherlock Holmes's wife, Mary Russell, journeys from Oxford to Japan and back to expose a blackmailer and save the honor of Japan's future emperor." (AudioFile)

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King & Sterlin: A Team We Can Count On

In Locked Rooms, when Laurie R. King mentioned the stop Holmes and Mary made in Japan on their way from India to San Francisco, it was clear that there would be a book based on their Japanese adventures. Four books later, we have that tale.
King adds another layer which took place a year later, in Oxford. It is a very satisfying double story, one which allowed King to contrast the attitudes and actions of Mary and Holmes with those of their Japanese allies. The plot takes many twists, surprising even Holmes.
Couple the intelligence and skill with which King writes, with the intelligence and skill Sterlin brings to the narration and you have a winning audiobook. It's been well worth the wait!
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- Marcelyn

Haiku and Holmes - A Fine Brew

What made the experience of listening to Dreaming Spies the most enjoyable?

Jenny Sterlin has always been the voice of Mary Russell for me. It's the voice I heard in my head long before I listened to my first LR King via Audible.


What did you like best about this story?

Writing that evokes place and time and remains lyrical and clean.


What does Jenny Sterlin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Russell and Holmes come to life through her voice.


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

I very nearly did listen to it in all one sitting. Knitted most of a sweater in fact. Will listen again beginning tomorrow.


Any additional comments?

Laurie R. King writes good stores and does meticulous research. This book did not disappoint and I think it's going to be my #2 LRK favorite right behind O Jerusalem

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-17-2015
  • Publisher: Recorded Books