Pardonable Lies

Pardonable Lies

Audiobook CD - 2005
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In the third novel of this bestselling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone. Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe. Every once in a while, a detective bursts on the scene who captures readers' hearts--and imaginations--and doesn't let go. And so it was with Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs, who made her debut just two years ago in the eponymously titled first book of the series, and is already on her way to becoming a household name.

A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world. In accepting the assignment, Maisie finds her spiritual strength tested, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission also brings her together once again with her college friend Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who lost three brothers to the war--one of whom, it turns out, had an intriguing connection to the missing Ralph Lawton.

Following on the heels of the triumphant Birds of a Feather, PARDONABLE LIES is the most compelling installment yet in the chronicles of Maisie Dobbs, "a heroine to cherish" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review).

Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance, p2005
ISBN: 9781593978143
Branch Call Number: COM Unabridged Mystery
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Cassidy, Orlagh


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Aug 13, 2018

My comment isn't about the book but about the reading of the book.
Someone should have advised Ms. Cassidy not to speak English with a French accent.
It is painful to listen to.

Aug 27, 2016

I had the audiobook on my cellphone. As mentioned by 'Bookpusher' below, the reading is so fast that I checked multiple times that Overdrive's reading pace was set at 1x.
And I don't know if it applies to cellphones only, but there were a few spots that had a few digital(?) errors.

As a book:
This is the best of the series I have read from book I to book III. It's a far jump from book II. Impressive.

Oct 09, 2012

This audio book was abridged so it was very fast paced....I absolutely missed something because I was really confused at the end, but I like Maisie and would definitely read more.


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