Do yourself a favor and listen to this book. The protagonist is a devilishly sweet and precocious eleven year-old and the story saunters along with a familiar, sturdy pace.
The narration is inspired and thoroughly enjoyable.
I think my favorite part about the book was the reader. However this was a wonderful, and sweet break away from my Master's chemistry studies
I absolutely loved this!!! What an amazing concept for a mystery heroine. Flavia is the best.
The author did a fabulous job with this first book. Very clever in his writing style and the plot. Just amazing.
The narrator added to the delight in this book. I can't praise this book highly enough.
Flavia DeLuce is a wonderful heroine - full of the joy of life, healthy self esteem, compassion for others, and curiosity that only an active and intelligent mind can bring.
While the heroine is only 11 and the book is perfect for young readers, there is plenty of suspense, mystery, and character development for readers of all ages!
I look forward to the rest of the series.
I love the chemistry and literary references. The narrator does a wonderful job of representing an 11 year-old girl. It was particularly impressive how she gave Pemberton a slight American accent.
I did not particularly like the main character Flavia de Luce, nor the mystery story. I agree with one of the other reviewers: who cares about the dead guy in the garden and who cares who killed him, or why. I certainly didn't and the story went on and on and on. I finished listening to it, but did not enjoy it at all.
I so enjoyed this book. Flavia has peaked my interest in Chemistry once again. I used to love this subject and after a time lost any avidity I had for it.