In The Studio, Video Meet Jayne Entwistle, voice of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series

It’s no mystery why Alan Bradley’s audiobooks…disappear from your shelves…
The extraordinary Jayne Entwistle!
Why does Jayne love narrating Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series? “It’s a childhood that I wish I could step into…I love Flavia…I love her as if she really exists…” Lucky for listeners, the lovely Jayne Entwistle exists! Her affection for irresistibly spunky young sleuth, Flavia, has translated into one of the most talked-about audiobook performances in recent years with multiple starred reviews and Earphones Awards, a RUSA Listen List pick, and most recently, a Voice Arts Award. Read some of the high-praise here. Step into the studio with her in this exclusive VIDEO (see below) as she shares more about her love for this delightful, award-winning cozy mystery series and gives us a sneak preview of AS CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST. And be sure to scroll down to hear from bestselling author Alan Bradley himself on why he loves these audiobooks—plus, meet the self-proclaimed president of the Alan Bradley fan club, our very own Penguin Random House Audio producer, Julie Wilson!

Arrives January 6, 2015 on CD and as an audio download

Flavia de Luce—“part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (The New York Times Book Review)—takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in this captivating new mystery.

AUTHOR ALAN BRADLEY ON AUDIOBOOKS: “It’s really remarkable…”
We asked author Alan Bradley to weigh in on the success of his series on audio:

It’s always a thrill for an author to hear from readers wanting to share the circumstances in which they read the book. And because audiobooks are so portable, those circumstances often cover a wide range of locations. I’ve heard from truckers who listen to Jayne as Flavia as they drive by night across the salt plains of Utah, from grandmothers in Australia who are sharing a bedtime listen with excited grandchildren, and from busy mothers and fathers who catch up on doings at Buckshaw as they drive their kids to school. It’s really remarkable, when you come to think of it: that author, voice artist and listener should be linked around the globe by the sound of the human voice. It’s no wonder that Jayne Entwistle has been nominated for a Voice Arts Award* for her wonderful reading of the Flavia de Luce novel, The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches. I’ll be rooting for her on the day – and I hope you will, too! Thank you, readers and listeners – and thank you, Jayne!”

*UPDATE: Jayne won the Voice Arts Award on 11/9/14 for Outstanding Audiobook Narration: Mystery!

Julie, an audiobook producer here at Penguin Random House, is one of the most enthusiastic Alan Bradley fans we’ve ever met. Always eager to share her flair for all things Flavia, here’s what she had to say:

There is something so special about this series [produced by Orli Moscowitz]. At this point, I’m such a super fan – both of the books and of Jayne Entwistle’s narrations – that I find myself reading each book and listening to the audio in tandem. One just isn’t complete without the other and that’s because of how spot-on Jayne’s narration is. As Jayne joked to me one day (and I wholeheartedly agreed with), she is Flavia. Or at least embodies her with every narration. I can’t wait to see where Alan Bradley and Flavia take us next. Wherever it is, you can be sure I’ll be the first one to get my grubby hands on the book and the audio. Yaroo!”

Click here to see all audiobooks in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series.

Click here to see all audiobooks read by Jayne Entwistle.

Jayne gets into character as Flavia

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