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  • Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (478)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (421)

    Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they’re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters’ diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies. Upon the 500th anniversary of St. Tancred’s death, the English hamlet of Bishop’s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint’s tomb. Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked.

    Donald says: "the best Flavia yet!!"
    "Another Great One From Alan Bradley!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Speaking from Among the Bones to be better than the print version?

    Jayne Entwistle does a fantastic job with the Flavia de Luce series. Both print and audible are great because I'd hate to see Indie bookstores go out of business so I purchase both and read along.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Oh to be twelve years old again! Little Flavia solves murder mysteries around her crumbling Buckshaw estate. She has a passion for chemistry and uses that to help the town Inspector and his men to get to the bottom of each crime.


    Have you listened to any of Jayne Entwistle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Entwistle rocks! I love how you can "hear" the smile in her voice. She's absolutely perfect for this series!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! If only I had the time!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5090)
    Performance
    (2880)
    Story
    (2918)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "Wow! This is a really good story!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Forgotten Garden to be better than the print version?

    Both are good. I like to read along with the audible version but Caroline Lee does a superb job reading this book. Looking forward to listening to all the other Kate Morton audibles!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Eliza. I don't want to ruin it for anyone out there but let's just say she's an extremely strong character that gives up alot for a few people who are really not worth it. I loved the fact that a fairy tale was woven into the real story and made you think about what was really happening. Also the fact that you really weren't sure what really happened until the very end!


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Caroline Lee is a wonderful reader. The English lilt in her voice is just fun to listen to. I will be looking for more narration from her.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Forgotten Garden and why?

    This is a very female driven story, a story of mothers and daughters, rights and wrongs, secrets and enlightenment. Besides Nell (poor Nell), Cassandra and Eliza both had strong stories. And Rose.....who didn't feel sorry for Rose?? I loved all the characters, even the antagonist! Wonderful story!


    Any additional comments?

    Love, love, love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1542)
    Performance
    (1007)
    Story
    (1009)

    It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

    Midi says: "Terrific story...spot-on narration"
    "Jayne Entwistle rocks!"
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    If you could sum up The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie in three words, what would they be?

    Oh what fun!


    Which character – as performed by Jayne Entwistle – was your favorite?

    Jayne Entwistle is absolutely the best at reading Flavia. You can hear how delightfully joyous she is when acting out her revenge on her sisters! Can't wait to read the next three in the series!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jamie Ford
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    Overall
    (1934)
    Performance
    (863)
    Story
    (862)

    In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

    Christopher says: "Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet"
    "Recommended for every generation!"
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    Where does Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is ranked very high among my list of audiobooks.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet?

    This is a bittersweet story of two young people during the evacuation of Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Ford's characters come to life on each page and by the end of his story you literally have a lump in your throat. Beautifully written and wonderfully told by Feodor Chin.


    Which character – as performed by Feodor Chin – was your favorite?

    Chin does a great job moving between characters. You almost feel that there is more than one narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this audible, you won't regret it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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