This would be a great book to listen to on familiy vacations. I did not expect to enjoy with the age of the narrator and the very childish sounding performer. But it won me over and I expect to listen to more in the series. Very funny at times and touching at others.
Maybe another by Alan Bradley but NEVER if read by Jayne Entwistle.
Her voice was so obnoxious and fake I could not listen to her. After 20 minutes, I knew I could not endure hours so I returned the book.
This was just a sweet little book with a charming main character. It's not particularly deep, but sometimes you have to shake things up a little and listen to something that's just fun, and this fits the bill.
Some reviewers don't care for the narration, and I understand that not all voices are right for everyone. However, I've listened to several books read by Jayne Entwistle and I quite enjoy listening to her. Her voice is unique, but it is truly her voice, not her "trying to sound like an 11-year-old" as one reviewer said.
the voice of this narrator is way to harsh for me. i do not think i will be able to listen to 10 hours ugh. i have read this book and the snotty trill voice is in no way the way my minds ear translated it. i should have tried the free sample.if i had i would never had purchased it. this narrator has totally missed the mark in my opinion. what was a brilliant loveable precocious heroine has been portrayed as a baby voiced brat.
Yes, I love Jayne Entwistle
she plays the main character perfectly!
This book is so FUN! Can't wait for the next one!
The story is quite entertaining; but I admit, at first, the narrator was a bit hard to get into. However, as the story progressed through the first few chapters, it became obvious how perfectly she fits the role. Now I can't imagine another narrator for this series. Definitely a book at add to your library!
I enjoyed this: it felt light-- but had enough mystery to keep me thoroughly engaged. The best part was the reader / narrator. I shared it with my mother who had given up on reading the book herself; it made everything come to life for her.
haven't read it, but the audio was so enjoyable to listen to don't feel the need to read it.
the main character''s fascination with poison.
The main character, 11-year-old chemistry whiz and aspiring poisoner Flavia de Luce, is thoroughly engaging, and the story is also very good. Best of all is Jane Entwhistle's narration, which could not be more fun to listen to. I've only been listening to Audible's offerings for 6 months, but of the 8 or so mysteries that I've listened to, this was the most enjoyable. I'm looking forward to the later books in this series.