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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows Audiobook

I Am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel

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Publisher's Summary

It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce of sly wit at her disposal to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.

©2011 Alan Bradley (P)2011 Random House

What the Critics Say

"If ever there was a sleuth who’s bold, brilliant, and yes, adorable, it’s Flavia de Luce.” (USA Today)

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    mayo9191 12-12-11
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    "wonderful , entertaining, great listen for kids,"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    flavia


    What about Jayne Entwistle’s performance did you like?

    good voice not grinding or annoyingperfect for the characters


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    made me laugh, sad, joy, i cant wait for the next one


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Pitt 11-29-11
    S. Pitt 11-29-11 Member Since 2009
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    "FANTASTIC!"

    I love Flavia!

    This series is enjoyable, engaging, and well written. Flavia and friends are a unique group of characters that always entertain.

    I've not been disappointed with any of the books in the Flavia de Luce series. And Jayne Entwistle (narrator) is perfect! She really brings the characters to life.

    A definite MUST LISTEN!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kez 04-25-17
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    "A great story"

    This is not my favorite of the Flavia de Luce novels but it is very close to my favorite. It is difficult to choose a favorite, since they are all such wonderfully written books with vibrant characters and imaginative plots.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Besendorfer Books LLC 03-20-17 Member Since 2010

    I can be summed up in one word. Handsome, intelligent, honest, humble, brave, exciting, fun, kind, trustworthy, sexy! All these words work.

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    "Conflicted feelings."

    I love all the characters in these books because they are so interesting. The Santa trap and the murder investigation was a great way to highlight a 11 year-old's one foot in childhood, one foot in the adult world state of being. However, the murder mystery itself was a little thin and forced. I hope the next book has a better mystery.

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    ann 02-06-17
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    "This was...well...not incredible!"

    This story was a pretty good 😊 story, but to me Flavia books are amazing! So compared to most of her books, this one was marginal. The plot was okay and the story was not very memorable. I hold Alan Bradley books to a high standard (especially Flavia ones), but this did not reach that level. If you enjoy this then good for you... it is just not my favorite, and definitely not worth a credit. (Audible payment)
    Enjoy or not it is your choice....

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    Kimberly Price 12-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Flavia yet"

    I felt very warm and fuzzy at the end of this story. It was wonderful storytelling and of course the narration was spot on!!!

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    Paul Stansbury 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "More Flavia DeLuce"

    I adore this series and the narrator is perfect. I'm waiting for the next one to come out.

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    dixie flathers 04-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "wonderfully done"

    loved it from beging to end! never seaces to make me smile and at times brings tears to my eyes.

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    Mary Ellen Purkis Victoria, British Columbia Canada 12-12-15
    Mary Ellen Purkis Victoria, British Columbia Canada 12-12-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Irrepressible!"

    I just love these stories! I often listen three-times over and each time I hear something new! I really enjoy Flavia and her whole family. Towards the end of this book we seem to be getting hints that the relationship between Flavia and her sisters is maturing... Nice ending to a fun read! Can't wait to get into the next one!

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    Corttney 10-21-15
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    "Great Narrator
    Very enjoyable listen. Good story"




    Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. Have enjoyed all of the books so far.

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