The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

Narrated by: Jessica Preddy
Series: The Sinclair's Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of Sinclair's department store!

Enter a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and mysteries around every corner. Wonder at the daring theft of the priceless Clockwork Sparrow!

Tremble as the most dastardly criminals in London enact their wicked plans! Gasp as our bold heroines, Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose, crack codes, devour iced buns and vow to bring the villains to justice....

©2015 Katherine Woodfine (P)2016 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A wonderful book, with a glorious heroine and a true spirit of adventure." (Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers)

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Fantastic

This is simply fantastic. A great book as a base, paired with an excellent performance by Jessica Preddy, makes this audiobook engaging and entertaining. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a good mystery.

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Cute, Clean, Mystery for Young Teens

Pros:

-the narrator was excellent
-I found the whole book charming
-I would've LOVED this series when I was younger. It was very well written, with a 10, 14, and 16 year olds as the heroes.
-I liked that it was clean (no sex, swearing, etc.) while at the same time you knew life was tough back then and there is a homeless teen hiding from a gang.

I am 28 and really enjoyed this. I think this would be a fun one to read as a family, or as an early teen.

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  • Ms S
  • 05-04-17

Brilliant!!

I did buy the book but couldn't get into it so I thought I'd give it a go on here, so pleased I did it's great.

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  • Southyorks1234
  • 10-20-18

Enjoyable tale. Great for younger listeners

This is a good mystery novel for kids. Really enjoyed it. Very easy to listen to. I will get the next instalment.

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  • K
  • 02-06-18

Children's book

The blurb or details don't indicate that this is really a young teen book.
I erroneously bought it thinking it was intended for an adult reader and shall be returning it..
The narrator, too I think is very young as her pronunciation, diction and reading was spirited but amateurish.
I am sure young listeners would enjoy this.

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  • Bramley-Owl
  • 02-19-20

My new favourite book

Review written by my daughter; I am 10 and I listened to this and it is so amazing. I love the characters, it feels like they are my new friends. I love the way it’s set in the past and all the clothes sound so glamorous! The author, Katherine Woodfine, should be crowned best author ever! I can’t wait to read (or listen to) the next one in the series, The jewelled moth.

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  • Ella
  • 08-17-16

Ella

It Is a mystery .....

The story is now my number one.

8-12 year olds would love it we listed it in the car .cids ages=(8,10)

Any one can read it. 👍👍👌👪📚📚📚

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-16-19

it was unexpected and amazing .😀

good

I loved it . I was sad that it Finished I
and amazing expression I loved it.

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  • Talbot
  • 02-12-17

Great Characters - Fast Paced Plot

Thoroughly enjoyable mystery with engaging characters a rounded plot and great narration by Jessica Preddy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-22-16

Gripping!!

A great mystery story. Kept you guessing right till the end.
Can't wait for the next story.

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  • Mrs. J. E. Hingley
  • 09-09-17

It was ok

I'm wondering if I found a children's book by mistake. But as the title says it was ok.