Metalsmith, voice teacher. I drive far and need lots of books so that I don't fall asleep.
I am most impressed with this debut novel by Alan Bradley. The main character, Flavia, comes alive with Bradley's rich text and Jane Entwistle's flawless performance. I read the book, but purchased again on audible to hear it. This audible book is an absolute joy.
Just a quick review. This book is really really good. If you like a good murder mystery this is one for you. Its protagonist gives a fresh view on an old genre.
Now, for Jayne Entwistle. Her reading of the story truly brings it to life. Slight changes in inflection giving each character their own voice. I think her performance helped elevate this already great story into something truly memorable.
Great for literary fiends. Love the use of idioms and the British tone of the narrator. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is a sugary read, but pure; without those sweet substitutes.
I would recommend this to anyone because it's a great little story, well-written, and masterfully narrated by the talented Jayne Entwistle.
I loved the very last chapter, which is new for me. Mysteries usually are a let-down for me at the end. Not this one.
She IS the voice of Flavia.
No film. Don't spoil the magic of the book by making it into a movie.
Anyone reading my quick review -- don't miss this book. It's THAT good.
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.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
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.