The Mapping of Love and Death [Audiobook Review]

Title: The Mapping of Love and Death
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
Narrator: Orlagh Cassidy
Genre: Mystery/Historical Fiction
Pages: 368
Audio: 9.9 hours
Year: 2011
Publisher: Harper Audio
Source: Library
Book Rating: 5/5
Audio Rating: 5/5


In 1932, the remains of Michael Clifton, son of a successful American business man and WWI soldier, are discovered along with his love letters, prompting his parents to enlist Maisie into discovering who Michael’s mystery woman is. Maisie discovers that Michael was not the victim of enemy shelling, but murder (here is where I picture Bones saying, “this was murder”).

My Thoughts:

Well I’ve apparently made this Maisie Dobbs week. Mostly because I told myself I can’t listen to the next one until I write these reviews (they all start to run together when I try to review them otherwise). But wouldn’t it be great if there were more Maisie Dobbs weeks?

I really liked this one. It’s one of my favorites of the series. I loved the mystery and there were some big developments in Maisie’s life.

But, you guys. The end of this one broke me. I was in my car, listening to it, and sobbing. Sobbing. I guess I’ve really grown attached to Maisie and invested in her life and relationships.

Audiobook Thoughts:

There is a reason I keep listening to these instead of switching to print.

2 thoughts on “The Mapping of Love and Death [Audiobook Review]

  1. Jennifer July 28, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    Sounds like I need to delve into the Masie Dobbs world!


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