Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan Bradley audiobook

Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley
Read by Jayne Entwistle

Random House Audio 9780385344036

The Flavia de Luce Series: Book 5

10.04 Hours Unabridged
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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 five-hundredth 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. Acclaim for Speaking from Among the Bones   “[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child.”The San Diego Union-Tribune   “The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)   “Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for.”—Bookreporter   “Delightful and entertaining.”San Jose Mercury News   Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award   “Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate.”USA Today   “Delightful.”—The Boston Globe, on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie   “Utterly beguiling.”People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag   “Irresistibly appealing.”—The New York Times Book Review, on A Red Herring Without Mustard

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A New York Times bestseller

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 five-hundredth 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.

Acclaim for Speaking from Among the Bones
 
“[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child.”The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for.”—Bookreporter
 
“Delightful and entertaining.”San Jose Mercury News
 
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s beloved Flavia de Luce novels, winners of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award, Barry Award, Agatha Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Winn Award, and Arthur Ellis Award
 
“Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate.”USA Today
 
“Delightful.”—The Boston Globe, on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
 
“Utterly beguiling.”People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
 
“Irresistibly appealing.”—The New York Times Book Review, on A Red Herring Without Mustard

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Memorable, often funny prose complements the crafty plot.” Publishers Weekly
Every Flavia de Luce novel is a reason to celebrate. USA Today
Delightful. The Boston Globe, on The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Utterly beguiling. People (four stars), on The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
Irresistibly appealing. The New York Times Book Review, on A Red Herring Without Mustard
Acclaim for Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce novels  
Fiendishly brilliant . . . Bradley has created an utterly charming cast of characters . . . as quirky as any British mystery fan could hope for. Bookreporter  
Acclaim for Speaking from Among the Bones
Delightful and entertaining. San Jose Mercury News
[Alan] Bradley scores another success. . . . This series is a grown-up version of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and all those mysteries you fell in love with as a child. The San Diego Union-Tribune
The precocious and irrepressible Flavia . . . continues to delight. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An outstanding performance by Jayne Entwistle brings the inhabitants of the village of Bishop’s Lacey, England, to vivid life in this amusing murder mystery…Entwistle’s supple voice easily ranges from Flavia’s precise, aristocratic, youthful high pitch to the rumbling, denser tones of the rural men and women.” SoundCommentary.com

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Author

Author Bio: Alan Bradley

Author Bio: Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of novels, short stories, children’s stories, newspaper columns, and the memoir The Shoebox Bible. His first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, received the CWA Debut Dagger Award, the Dilys Winn Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Barry Award, and was nominated for the Anthony Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English