The Game : Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • by Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by Jenny Sterlin
  • Series: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
  • 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The seventh Mary Russell novel finds her searching for the missing Kimball O'Hara, the famous "Kim" of the Rudyard Kipling novel.


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A Grand Conceit, A Deligntful Listen

The Mary Russel series is a grand conceit that extends the Sherlock Holmes character into middle age where he first mentors then partners with and finally marries Ms. Mary Russell. She is thoroughly competent and very emancipated. Each story is told from Russell's point of view. The novelty of the stories is the way she includes historical characters both real and literary. In this seventh of the series Laurie R. King introduces Rudyard Kipling's Kim as an older British spy in 1924 India who has an adolescent son. The story plot is built around a mythical Indian prince who is up to no good. It was a delightful listen.
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- Patrick Mabry, Jr. "An educator and senior who listens to his books from his phone through his hearing aids."

weakest link in series to date

I love Sterlin's narration (I think of it as an older Russell writing of her youth) and I really enjoyed most other titles in this series, but I did not enjoy the bulk of this listen --i.e. REPEATED and long descriptions of nocturnal escapes from the same guarded palace (Did I miss humour in this, or...?) Also - the period setting did not seem as authentic as in other installments--Or perhaps my expectations of Russell and Holmes taking on the Empire's "Game" in post-Kipling India were just too high.

If you do not plan to listen to the entire series, this might be one to skip or pick up in print for quicker perusing.
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- connie "Narrative makes the world go round."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books