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by Alan Bradley
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 5 years ago
This is going to be one of those quick ones where I mostly quote myself: Our 11-year-old hero (no, this is not a kid's book [not that there's anything inappropriate for anyone who's made it through Rowling here]) is a budding, self-taught, chemist with a curious mind and a stubborn streak a mile wi...
Toni
Toni rated it 8 years ago
Book 1, in the Flavia de Luce seriesThis is a delightful old fashioned mystery set in the English countryside in 1950. It features Flavia de Luce, an 11-year-old amateur sleuth who pulls herself away from her beloved chemistry lab in order to clear her father in a murder investigation. This debut no...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 8 years ago
I’ve had several false starts in trying to write a review of this book, because every time I try to explain why I enjoyed it, I drew a blank. In trying to dissect it, I can only enumerate its flaws. As lame as it sounds, all I can really say is that this story is adorable and I loved that it was set...
Meof50days
Meof50days rated it 9 years ago
A cozy mystery that's enjoyable for the unique protagonist and varied cast of characters. Flavia is the eleven-year-old prodigious chemist and slightly diabolical youngest sister of the de Luce family. Jayne Entwhistle does a convincing imitation of a young and snotty girl in the audio. I found myse...
Kiwiria
Kiwiria rated it 9 years ago
I'm typically not too interested in detective/sleuth type novels. They have to be something very out of the ordinary for me to be impressed (which is probably also why I've never cared for Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes), so it was with some trepidation that I started this audiobook. However, it...
DP9
DP9 rated it 11 years ago
Just adored this. Flavia ftw.
sandin954
sandin954 rated it 12 years ago
I listened to this since it has been nominated for an Anthony for best first novel but it was really not my thing. Not much of a fan of "precocious young sleuths", chemistry, or stamps but the family dynamics and the narration by Jayne Entwistle pulled me through to the end.
Telly Says.....
Telly Says..... rated it 12 years ago
This just didnt grab me. I've heard great things about it and know many people have enjoyed it but it was one of those "Not For Me Books" I am not giving it a rating because I was unable to even finish listening so I feel it would be unfair to give any rating.
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