The reader is fabulous.
The story is interesting
The writing is superb!
Flavia, of course, is my
She is always
causing a kerfuffle!
One of the best
readers out there!
Wanted to but could
I hope Alan Bradley
keeps them coming
with Jayne Entwistle!!
This is Bradley's 5th book in the series and he has said he had 7 in mind when he started. He keeps making Flavia ever more captivating.
Bradley admits in the plot that Flavia's world sure has become a series of murder plots, but we don't mind...
Ms. Entwistle still sounds fresh, still has all the girlish inflections, and still makes us want more.
There is a lifelong memory at the end of the first half, where Flavia has a revealing conversation with her father.
Bradley seems to be moving toward an overarching plot for his last two books. May he be as successful in those as in the ones produced thus far.
I've listened to all of the Flavia de Luce Novels and loved every one of them, but this novel has the best mystery so far. I must admit, I didn't put it all together even though all the clues were there.
Alan Bradley has created a wonderfully saucy and precocious girl detective with Flavia de Luce. She is a genius with Chemistry and has a great grasp of human nature, even for 12 years old. She doesn't miss a thing! Somehow, Mr Bradley makes it all believable. In this installment, Flavia finally gets a chance to shine in the end, by recounting her deductions to the idolized Inspector Hewitt and his adored wife, Antigone. A milestone for Flavia!
With all the family dynamics, problems and personalities in the de Luce household, this series keeps us enthralled from book to book. Each book so far has satisfied us with complete stories. This one, however, leaves us with several unanswered questions and a startling cliffhanger. If I'd have known, I may have waited to read it until the next book is released!
Jayne Entwistle, once again, does a marvelous job narrating. She brings Flavia to life with oodles of personality and mischievous charm.
I highly recommend any of the books in this series - especially this one! It is a charming cozy mystery with available clues but subtle twists that will keep you guessing until the end.
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The story is written well and Jayne is the key to the Bradley audio books
Flavia is delightfully witty and smart.
Flavia is the star. She is developing into an insightful detective and a young lady with quiet the sensitive side.
The trip to visit Joselin.
All of Flavia's interactions with Dogger that relate to medical descriptions.
I love this series. It is funny, interesting, entertaining, and a great escape.
The story I predict is cute, as I have read all the others. The narrator's voice was too high pitched and squeaky.
I couldn't listen to it.
Flavia enchants. Her precocious wit and wisdom continue to fascinate me. Her exceptional knowledge of practical chemistry surprises as always. Her quirky English village family delivers characters with depth. I am looking forward to the next addition to the series. I continue to encourage readers of every age to enjoy these books. Start at the beginning so you don't miss anything and you like me will be anxious for the next entry. I hop it is t=not the end.
I've read several Flavia de Luce novels, but I think they work better as audio. This one was grand fun with a very surprising ending or, perhaps I should say endings. Bradley does a fine job of capturing the very precious Flavia, and several times I laughed out loud.
Flavia de Luce is simply irresistible and I think that this may be my favorite of the series. She is at her 11 year old scientific best solving a complex mystery of her church organist's murder. My one complaint about the book is that it ends with a cliff hanger that will have me waiting on the edge of my seat until Mr. Bradley can write the next book. I hope he's hard at work.
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Jayne Entwistle and Alan Bradley are bench markers for me. I compare other narrators and authors by the Flavia series. So, this series is in the top favorites. I look for referrals to my next books from other fans of Flavia - reading their reviews. I value these reviews so much, that I'm inspired to write as many as possible if someone has similar taste as me. Tasty books can be hard to find without reviews from listeners with similar preferences.
Flavia's bike rides ... I'm in love with how Flavia relates to Gladys! I love picturing Flavia's joy as she imagines Glady's opinions about the wind, mud, and freedom - as they ride to meet adventure.
I laughed ... I smiled throughout the whole book.