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The Mitford Murders

Sprecher: Rachel Atkins
Serie: The Mitford Murders, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 45 Min.
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*Named one of the best audiobooks of 2017 by The Times (UK)*

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

Set amid the legendary Mitford household, The Mitford Murders is a thrilling golden age-style mystery audiobook, based on a real unsolved murder, by Jessica Fellowes, author of the New York Times best-selling Downton Abbey books.

It's 1920, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London.

Louisa's salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone, and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially 16-year-old Nancy, an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret....

Based on an unsolved crime and written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the New York Times best-selling Downton Abbey companion books, The Mitford Murders is the perfect new audio obsession for fans of classic murder mysteries.

©2018 Jessica Fellowes (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

Kritikerstimmen

"A real murder, a real family, and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it." (Julian Fellowes, creator and writer of Downton Abbey and Belgravia)

"The pleasures of this English murder mystery, set in 1920, are many. Rachel Atkins's crisp performance is just right, moving the pace along without rushing and channeling everyone from nasal aristocrat to working-class copper." (AudioFile)

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  • WIEN, Österreich
  • 26.12.2018

Rather weak and boring

If you expect a classical whodunnit similar to Agatha Christie's crime novels this book is not for you.
The story starts with a kind of social study featuring a weak heroine. She's from a working class background and gets bullied by her uncle. She manages to escape her torturer and works as a nanny in a household with many girls. The eldest girl is pictured as a bright and independent spirit, but still a teenager. I was expecting more mature protagonists and wasn't much interested in the heroine's woes and worries. The characters stayed bland and there was no significant developement imho. The crime story seemed just a background occurrence and I didn't have the patience to listen to the end. Unfortunately this didn't turn out to be a series I would be pursuing.
The reader did a fairly good job at reading a rather boring story.

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