Enjoyed the author's use of $5 words. Good storytelling. Lovely descriptions. Excellent narrator.
Not sure I will read more of the series since it's YA. But so glad I read the book.
As one reviewer asked: Could there be a more perfect match up between the reader and the main character? Absolutely not! Both are charming, witty and oh-so-smart! Jayne Entwistle enjoys herself so much in this reading that she'll pull you in with her from the first word until the last! And if you're ever having a bad day, just give yourself a few minutes with Flavia - this little whippersnapper will have you chuckling and on your merry way once again. :)
All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!
This would be a great book to listen to on a family car trip!
Flavian is really enjoyable, I might have to purchase and listen to the next one right away.
The young female protagonist is an ever delightful brainy want to be chemist. She moves around by a an aptly named bicycle on her way to solve the crime.
I read previous reviews complaining about the narrator, and I listened to the sample and thought "that's not bad..." and got the book because the physical copy has been recommended to me a few times before.
The narrator sounds like your friend who is a friendly gossip, and is telling you something particularly fun/juicy. Which in small doses, is fun, and brings a smile to your face. It's infectious and just plane friendly! But here's the thing, the ENTIRE book is like that. It makes it sound like EVERYTHING is a gooey truth. There is no nuance. And it makes it highly irritating.I just want to say "Hey, it's okay, I get it, just talk normally for now, and when it's something really good, you can lay it on thick."
Unfortunately, I just couldn't get through the first chapter, and I really really wanted to like it.
A mystery afoot in the life of Flavia, a young girl in a rambling estate in the UK of the 1950's, and though certainly the arrival of a corpse in the cucumber patch.
Flavia is hands down my favorite character I love this little girl. She has a strong mind, a true love of chemistry, and a special fondness for poisons. Her mind is a joy to step inside, and her realization that her father might go down for the murder of the man in the cucumber patch is enough to put her considerable gumption and knowledge to the task of proving him innocent. The narration is perfect and I will for sure check out the series.
The story of Flavia's mystery-solving prowess is fun and held my attention well. The narrator was the perfect choice. She WAS Flavia!
What an absolutely lovely cozy mystery. Bravo, Alan Bradley.
The story is told from the viewpoint of an eleven-year-old named Flavia de Luce. She is quite precocious and a bit mad about chemistry. The story is set in 1950 in England.
If you want to know more, please read the book.
The wonderful narrator brought the story to life. She is the best narrator I've heard on any Audible book!
It's not really an, "edge-of-your-seat" sort of story. Just a rolicking good mystery with a truly engaging characters.
Flavia, of course! She is the new Nancy Drew (only MUCH more clever, wiity, devious, and downright hilarious).