I've not yet reviewed a book but I feel that everybody should know what a joy this one is. Even stuck in traffic for two hours couldn't bring me down while listening to this 11 year old girl close the case. Flavia gets a solid ten in my book.
I'll definitely use the necessary credits to listen to the rest of this series and investigate the readings of Jayne Entwistle. She brought every character to life perfectly. Give it a go. I guarantee you won't regret it.
Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
A clever, sassy, Nancy Drew like book with a young girl who loves chemistry and mystery. A fun, fast paced ride with our heroine Flavia, the youngest of three girls being raised by their father. Flavia's angst and curiosity is entertaining and hits on all cylinders in this cozy murder mystery that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. A good story mixed with good narration makes for a win, win adventure.
This was a captivating story told by an 11 year old girl. It was entertaining from beginning to end.. A whodunit with a dash of chemistry and a whole lot of little girl wit.
The reader made this 'listen' very fun. I think the story was less engrossing than Flavia's voice and tone. Jayne Entwistle was exquisite in capturing Flavia's precocious love of life and total self-abandonment in her quest. If I could pick a best friend to accompanying me through childhood and today, it'd be Flavia! I only hope she gets on better with her sisters in sequels.
Yes, because it was a thrilling story and I really felt like the narrator, Flavia, was telling me the story herself.
She really brings Flavia to life in ways that may not happen with just the book.
No, I actually took awhile to finish this one, because I often didn't have the time to listen with the amount of focus required to keep track of what's going on.
I normally am a picky reader and have trouble finding books that I enjoy - I've learned I can be even pickier when it comes to choosing an audio book. However this one is a great book to listen to. I enjoyed it the whole time. The narrator wasn't over the top and did a wonderful job of portraying each character well. I loved the exchange of dialog through-out the book, especially between the sisters. The actual story line was nice as well and I found myself wondering what would happen next and pondering different theories throughout. The voice of the main character was wonderful and this is what truly made the book enjoyable for me - the narrator did a wonderful job of bringing this child-genius to life. I look forward to listening to more books in this series.