I was so happy to find this audio book (rather than a hardcover) to listen while I was travelling! The narrator is great! Having read the first 3 or so in this series, I didn't think it mattered if I skipped around b/c the next few weren't available, and Flavia is such a great character. I did wish I read the one just prior though (The Dead in their Vaulted Arches), because of the storyline and the reason for her being at Miss Bodycotes. Be sure to read that one first...still I loved it, and love Flavia!