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.
Wow!! What a wonderful mystery with such a magical backdrop of a Chemistry 101 lesson! Can't wait to read more stories of Miss Flavia and her mysteries
Mystery, charm, perfect narration and fascinating locale. I enjoyed the story from start to finish and can't imagine a better narrator. Flavia is precocious, charming and bright. Her outlook on life and events is insightful and humorous. Highly recommended.
The narrator was perfect as the voice of precocious Flavia. There was nothing at all wrong with this book, it just wasn't for me. I like grittier stories.
I admit that I didn't finish this book. The narration along with what storyline I did listen to did absolutely nothing to interest me to continue on. I finally had to just give it up and go for a different book. If I could give negative stars I would.