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The Earth Hums in B Flat | [Mari Strachan]

The Earth Hums in B Flat

Young Gwenni Morgan is fond of strawberry whip, detective stories, and asking difficult questions. When a neighbour mysteriously vanishes, she resolves to uncover the secret of his disappearance. She truthfully records what she sees and hears: but are her deductions correct? What is the real truth? And what will be the consequences - for Gwenni, her family, and her community - of finding it out?
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Young Gwenni Morgan is fond of strawberry whip, detective stories, and asking difficult questions. When a neighbour mysteriously vanishes, she resolves to uncover the secret of his disappearance. She truthfully records what she sees and hears: but are her deductions correct? What is the real truth? And what will be the consequences - for Gwenni, her family, and her community - of finding it out?

©2009 Mari Strachan (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

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    Ann-Marie Gavle, Sweden 03-13-11
    Ann-Marie Gavle, Sweden 03-13-11 Listener Since 2010

    I live in a big house by the Baltic sea in Gävle, Sweden. I am married and have three teenagers and one dog. I read books, buy books and blog about books. If I don´t read I knit, sew or quilt.

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    "Wonderful welsh girl"

    It's not easy being 12 years old trying to understand what is happening around you when no one will tell you. Gwenni is a clever and imaginative child and wants to help, but so much goes wrong. She also wants to be a detective, trying to find out what happened to the missing man. In the little welsh town in the early fifties everyone knows about everything but do not talk about it - especially not to a young girl. It's a wonderful story and it is absolutely fantastic narrated. Sometimes there is a wonderful welsh singing in her voice which give the novel an extra dimension.

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  • Lynne
    New Quay, United Kingdom
    5/8/12
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    "Wrong reader"

    I think I'd have given four stars for the right reader. The pace is slow and gentle and for a modern 13 year old the protagonist would be too naive. But this is 1950s Harlech. The poverty and inwardness are very well captured and I like the pace. But why do we have a South Welsh reader? It's like hearing someone with a Somerset accent voicing folk from Yorkshire. I was putting up with it until Aneurin turned up. Even in South Wales nobody pronounces it "An-your-in". It drove me almost to screaming. BBC Wales or S4C could easily find someone more plausible. (In English-speaking South East Wales it's "An- eye-rin", hence Nye Bevan. In Welsh-speaking Wales it tends towards "An-aye-rin".) It's not that difficult to get it right.

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  • Stephanie
    Andover, United Kingdom
    6/11/14
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    "Not quite what I expected"
    Would you try another book written by Mari Strachan or narrated by Jenni Lea-Jones?

    I would not go out of my way to no


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mari Strachan? Why or why not?

    If I found a highly recommended one then yes


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Nothing stands out in either camp


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Probably not


    Any additional comments?

    None

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  • Tiziana
    Camerino (MC), Italy
    3/9/12
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    "Great if you shave sleeping difficulties!"

    When listening to this audio book I always fell asleep. A bit too slow for my taste. Not exactly action packed!

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