Among the Mad [Audiobook Review]

Title: Among the Mad
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy
Genre: Mystery; Historical Fiction
Pages: 336
Audio: 9.3 hours
Year: 2009
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Source: Library
Book Rating: 3.5/5
Audio Rating: 5/5

Summary:

First Maisie witnesses a man commit suicide in the street.  Then Prime Minister receives threats of more violence – and the letter mentions Maisie. Special Branch at Scotland Yard requests her services on the case.

My Thoughts:

I love these books for the characters and the stories, but I also love them for the historical context. Once again the war is a huge part of the story, looming over all of the characters long after it ended. But now we have another outside force entering the series – the Great Depression.

Maisie’s problem-solving process is usually calm, meticulous, but in this one there is a ticking clock and Maisie and Special Branch are racing against time.

This wasn’t my favorite of the Maisie Dobbs books, but I read it so long ago that I’m unable to pinpoint exactly why, but the whole feel of the book was a little too depressing for me.

Audiobook Thoughts:

There is not much to say about the audiobook production that I haven’t already said. Cassidy continues to handle Maisie perfectly.

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