Long-time audio book listener & fast becoming a podcast listener. I’m currently listening to The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place: A Flavia de Luce Novel. When I first found the series on Overdrive, I thought listening to a punk kid trying to be a detective sounded really dumb.
Don’t remember how or why I decided to listen, but it has been such fun getting to know this 12-year-old British prodigy (The Seattle Times calls her, 'The world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth") named Flavia De Luce.
The reason I have such a high opinion of the books in large part comes from the audio reader. Jayne Entwhistle, is amazing. She has all the different British accents down pat. You always know to whom you’re listening because of her talented ear. Her Flavia is a wonder. She brings out this genius child & reveals that, although she is indeed a genius, she is still a little girl with still much more growing up to do.
There are now 10 books in the series by Alan Bradley. Check them all out!
As for podcasts, I recommend On the Media, Marc Maron’s WTF, and Scream Girls.