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Away in a Manger Audiobook

Away in a Manger: Molly Murphy Mysteries

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Publisher's Summary

It's Christmastime in 1905 New York City, and for once Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to the approaching holidays. She has a family of her own now: She and Daniel have a baby son, and 12-year-old Bridie is living with them as their ward. As Molly and the children listen to carolers in the street, they hear a lovely voice, the voice of an angel, and see a beggar girl huddled in a doorway, singing "Away in a Manger". Bridie is touched by the girl's ragged clothes and wants to help her out if they can. They give her a quarter only to watch a bigger boy take it from her. But Molly discovers the boy is the girl's older brother. They've come from England, and their mother has disappeared, and they're living with an aunt who mistreats them terribly. Molly quickly realizes that these children are not the usual city waifs. They are well spoken and clearly used to better things. So who are they? And what's happened to their mother?

As Molly looks for a way to help the children and for the answers to these questions, she gets drawn into an investigation that will take her up to the highest levels of New York society. This is another compelling and richly drawn mystery from New York Times best seller Rhys Bowen.

©2015 Rhys Bowen (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Simone
    St-Laurent, Montreal
    16/12/15
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    "PERFECT!"

    Exactly what I wanted and expected: yet another fun, interesting, intriguing, and enjoyable adventure with Molly. If you are a fan of this series I am sure you will love it.

    If you are new to Molly's escapades, my advice is stop right now and start with Book 1 - it's totally worth it.

    Can't wait for book 16 in March!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    Ballwin, MO, United States
    18/07/16
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    "Disappointing"

    I had such a hard time with this story because Nicola Barber's performance of Molly is this breathy, nasally little-girl voice that makes this strong character sound, well, childish. (She is the reason I got away from this series.)

    But I could look past that (or listen past it) if this particular story hadn't depended too much on coincidence. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I will say that the only way this story resolves to a happy ending (and it IS a Christmas story so that can't be a spoiler) is if Molly is the beneficiary of some extremely good luck, fortunate timing and neat coincidences.

    It's OK. I won't listen to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • barbara
    United States
    23/09/17
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    "One of her best"

    Rhys Bowen tells a great tale. The life of poor children on the streets of New York is the focus But the pleasures of the Christmas in the city provide a welcome contrast

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bobquist
    31/08/17
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    "Molly Murphy is the best!!"

    The setting in early NYC is great, and the stories always very exciting, love these books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jant
    United States
    26/07/17
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    "great series"

    I have read all of the books in this series. This is one of the best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle-Kunde
    17/07/17
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    "interesting storyline"

    This a further development of the charachter of Molly Murphy Sullivan. It is written such that one can feel present in the life of a now maturing young woman -Molly. Definitely woth reading/hearing...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MKS
    10/05/17
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    "Another wonderful story."

    I love the way the characters are developed throughout this series of stories. It makes them so believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James E. Turner
    Tucson, Arizona
    31/12/16
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    "Perfect Christmas Mystery"

    The accents are delightful, and I love historical settings. The plot is just tricky enough to get me thinking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia Anderson
    28/11/16
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    "Beautiful to listen to just before Christmas"

    The reader's voice and interpretation was lovely.

    The characters , especially Molly, were well drawn. The story was thrilling, and I could hardly put it down. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrienne
    usa
    21/08/16
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    "A glimpse into New York"
    Would you listen to Away in a Manger again? Why?

    I would listen, It was July when I heard the book, but I could imagine the scenes quite well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when the children are found on the street. The bone chilling cold was quite realistically described.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The voice of an angel


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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