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The Color of Bee Larkham's Murder

Narrated by: Huw Parmenter
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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In the tradition of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a captivating mystery about a boy with synesthesia - a condition that causes him to see colors when he hears sounds - who tries to uncover what happened to his beautiful neighbor, and if he was ultimately responsible.

Thirteen-year-old Jasper Wishart lives in a world of dazzling color that no one else can see, least of all his dad. Words, numbers, days of the week, people’s voices - everything has its own unique shade. But recently Jasper has been haunted by a color he doesn’t like or understand: the color of murder.

Convinced he’s done something terrible to his new neighbor, Bee Larkham, Jasper revisits the events of the last few months to paint the story of their relationship from the very beginning. As he struggles to untangle the knot of untrustworthy memories and colors that will lead him to the truth, it seems that there’s someone else out there determined to stop him - at any cost.

Both a refreshing coming-of-age story and an intriguing mystery, The Color of Bee Larkham’s Murder is a poignant and unforgettable listen - perfect for fans of best-selling authors such as Fredrik Backman and Graeme Simsion.

©2018 Sarah J. Harris (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Slow paced but captivating

This one is a very slow book but it’s very well written and has wonderful imagery and metaphors. Jasper, with his synesthesia and inability to recognize faces, is a unique, multi-faceted, interesting character. The book is nicely narrated by Huw Parmenter who does a very good job with all of the voices, though I did have to turn up the speed to 1.25 to get better pacing. There is a lot going on in this book but don’t expect a fast-paced, page turner. For me this was more of a slow burn, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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The last few hours were great.

We are glad we kept going. First half was tedious but the last 4 hours were really something.

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  • Leyna
  • Bush, La United States
  • 08-06-18

Amazing and Unique

This book has a unique voice of which you can’t help falling in love with. I have never been more invested in two characters, one with so much love and the other with hate and loathing. I wish I could place this in everyone’s hand. Unforgettable!