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Speaking from Among the Bones Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

From award-winning author Alan Bradley comes the next cozy British mystery starring intrepid young sleuth Flavia de Luce, hailed by USA Today as "one of the most remarkable creations in recent literature".

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.

Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out. And what she unearths will prove there’s never such thing as an open-and-shut case.

©2013 Bradley Page (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate." (USA Today)

"Utterly beguiling." (People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag)

"Outstanding...[a] marvelous blend of whimsy and mystery." (Publishers Weekly on A Red Herring Without Mustard)

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    Mary United States 03-04-13
    Mary United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Flavia is my hero!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a unique series with great characters, especially Flavia.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This young girl is a master chemist and adventurer. She solve very complicated crimes in unique ways. Surprise ending with this one!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Flavia inside the organ chamber with the bad guys.


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

    I smiled through most of the book, laughed in a few places.


    Any additional comments?

    I sincerely hope the author hurries up with the next book after this ending!

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    Lynn Hollis, NH, United States 02-26-13
    Lynn Hollis, NH, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2008
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    "If only he were more prolific..."
    What did you love best about Speaking from Among the Bones?

    Flavia de Luce is one of my all-time-favorite characters. She has matured since the last book, but has retained the qualities that make her such a joy to follow. Jayne Entwistle reflects this new maturity in her narration. PLEASE - as in the case of the Agatha Raisin novels, don't change narrators!


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

    I won't give anything away - I'll just say that once again there are lots of things to think about, twists, turns and an ending that will both keep you on the edge of your seat and make you feel like you have to lay down - at the same time.


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

    I love this series. I love the narrator. When I read the books I have the narrator's voices in my "mind's ear."


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next book!

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    Margaret Vance 02-25-13
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    "Best Flavia de Luce Novel yet!"
    Would you listen to Speaking from Among the Bones again? Why?

    Yes. It was a fun read with all the characters in place. It is wonderful to read this series and watch Flavia grow up.


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

    I wouldn't say edge of my seat, but I really wasn't sure who did it until the end.


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

    Flavia of course.


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

    The ending was stunning. Can't wait until the next one comes out.


    Any additional comments?

    Hurry Hurry Hurry Mr. Bradley - don't keep us waiting too long for the next one.

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    Melissa Boston, MA, United States 02-25-13
    Melissa Boston, MA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Great Flavia de Luce Mystery"
    Which character – as performed by Jayne Entwistle – was your favorite?

    Flavia de Luce is such a delightful and complex young girl and Jayne Entwistle does a great job bringing her to life.


    Any additional comments?

    Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce mysteries are always entertaining. This particular books leaves you anxiously awaiting the next installment.

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    Sharon 02-25-13
    Sharon 02-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Father delivers a surprise"
    What made the experience of listening to Speaking from Among the Bones the most enjoyable?

    The narrator does a delicious job of reading Flavia- a joy to hear


    What other book might you compare Speaking from Among the Bones to and why?

    Agatha Christie spirit


    What about Jayne Entwistle’s performance did you like?

    She is fabulous.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to Flavia as a teenager...perhaps the murders will get trickier. Love the chemistry thread to detecting. GREAT

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    DR 02-25-13
    DR 02-25-13
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    "Fabulous as the rest of the series"
    Would you listen to Speaking from Among the Bones again? Why?

    Definitely, I love the narrator, I love Flavia, the stories are great.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Flavia and her interactions with everyone around her


    What about Jayne Entwistle’s performance did you like?

    She does the voices and accents perfectly, it takes away right into the story


    Any additional comments?

    I love this entire series.

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    Carol Prickett 02-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Series gets even stronger"

    Jane Entwhistle continues to narrate her alter-ego Flavia's adventures in a pitch perfect way. Good story, well told. If you have enjoyed the earlier Flavia novels, you will NOT be disappointed with this one!

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    Gail N. 02-22-13
    Gail N. 02-22-13 Member Since 2012

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    "One of the best in this amazing series"

    Jayne Entwistle is a super star among readers, but especially here where her talents are wonderfully showcased by the main character in this amazing, brilliant and entertaining series. Start at the beginning and read them all. I cannot wait for the next book by Mr. Bradley.

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    nyog Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 02-15-13
    nyog Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 02-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Entwistle and Bradley BOTH better this time"

    Entwistle's annoying habit of punching up the "slyly humorous" bits of internal monologue are not nearly as evident here, allowing her otherwise lovely evocation of Flavia to shine. Bradley, too, while still tending to over-express the obvious in Flavia's analysis, has written a tighter, more affecting book than the last two in the series.

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    Tina Tucson, AZ, United States 02-14-13
    Tina Tucson, AZ, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Alan Bradley does it again."
    Where does Speaking from Among the Bones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there with ones by Cotterill.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Flavia de Luce, of course.


    What about Jayne Entwistle’s performance did you like?

    She has a great voice and makes such a believable Flavia.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    clever and engagingly human humor.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series in both written form and as read by Jayne Entwistle.

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