Flavia de Luce Mysteries
Books in series9
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 235 ratings)
  • 1
    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie | Alan Bradley

    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    It is June 1950 and a sleepy English village is about to be awakened by the discovery of a dead body in Colonel de Luce's cucumber patch. The police are baffled, and when a dead snipe is deposited on the Colonel's doorstep with a rare stamp impaled on its beak, they are baffled even more. Only the Colonel's daughter, the precocious Flavia, has the ingenuity to follow the clues that reveal the victim's identity.

    A little predictable but

    Worth a listen, and I'm going to give the next in the series a go too, but although the overall plot was ingenious, too much was telegraphed. As far a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 July 2011 by Ian (Nuneaton, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

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  • 3
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

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  • 4
    I Am Half-Sick of Shadows | Alan Bradley

    I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    With the family finances in a parlous state, Flavia's father has rented Buckshaw to a film company for a location shooting. When a heavy snowfall cuts the village off, the actors are talked into staging a benefit performance in the parish hall. But old jealousies surface, and the leading lady is murdered. Flavia, who has been enlisted to help out behind the scenes, finds herself up to her knees in snow - and murder!

    Magnificent

    Once again another fantastic book in the series.
    Its a shame that only 6 of the 8 books are available on Audible as it leaves a big gap that need..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 October 2017 by MR MARK T LISTER ()
  • 5
    Speaking From Among the Bones | Alan Bradley

    Speaking From Among the Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    The villagers of Bishop’s Lacey are holding their collective breath as St Tancred’s tomb in the local church is about to be opened after five hundred years. Inveterate eleven-year-old sleuth Flavia de Luce is first at the scene, but the body she finds lying there is not that of a desiccated saint; it is Mr Collicutt, St Tancred's celebrated organist.

    Flavia is unique

    I love this whole series of books. The main character (and narrator) is a wonderfully enjoyable creation.This audio edition does Flavia justice! Flav..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 September 2016 by Bard Groupie (Scotland)
  • 6
    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches | Alan Bradley

    The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    The absence of Flavia DeLuce’s mother, Harriet, has always cast a shadow, since her presumed death in a mountaineering accident in Tibet. Now, astonishingly, a specially commissioned train is bringing Harriet back to Buckshaw. But rather than putting the past finally to rest, Harriet's return is set to trigger a further series of bizarre and deadly events, as a most curious group of individuals converge on Buckshaw to pay their respects…

    Wonderful idiosyncratic, funny,unique heroine

    I love these books. Flavia is a unique amateur detective. She is frighteningly intelligent, unstoppable, funny and yet vulnerable. Why can't I find al..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 August 2016 by Bard Groupie (Scotland)
  • 6.5
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 7
    As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7 | Alan Bradley

    As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When Flavia de Luce is banished to Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, she’s soon on familiar ground when, on her first night, a mummified body is dislodged from a chimney, and she is presented with a gruesome puzzle to solve. Girls have been disappearing with alarming regularity, leading Flavia to wonder not only how and why but what exactly is the academy's true purpose? Flavia must enter a shadowy world where truth and lies seem interchangeable and no one can be trusted.

    Lighthearted, a little gruesome & perceptive

    Flavia De Luce remains insufferable and adorable by turns. The wider world of the story requires a willing suspension of belief. The flashes of genuin..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 October 2017 by Michelle (Hawthorn, Australia)
  • 8
    Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: Flavia de Luce, Book 8 | Alan Bradley

    Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd: Flavia de Luce, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Sophie Aldred
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is back at Buckshaw at last, but her homecoming is overshadowed by news of her father's illness. Forbidden from visiting him in hospital, Flavia busies herself in the village, but she soon makes a macabre discovery: the corpse of a reclusive woodcarver in an empty house, except for a curiously uncurious cat. Curiosity may not kill this cat, but Flavia is energized at the prospect of a new investigation. However, what awaits Flavia will shake her to the core.

    Brilliant as usual

    I have loved the Flavia books and her development and self awareness are a delight to behold.

    In this book Flavia is yet again presented ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 July 2017 by Struth (Norwich, UK)