Review of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone audiobook

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone
by Jaclyn Moriarty; read by Charlie Sanderson
Intermediate    Recorded Books    Rev. 9/18
9 CDs    10.42 hrs.    978-1-9800-2728-7    $97.75

When she is ten years old, Bronte receives the news that her parents have been killed by pirates. According to their “faery cross-stitch”-bound will, Bronte must embark on a solo quest across multiple kingdoms delivering specific gifts to her ten aunts. If she fails, her hometown will be destroyed. Bronte’s chatty stream-of-consciousness voice is skillfully captured by Sanderson’s upbeat British-accented narration. Readily distinguishable characterizations add depth and quirkiness to the personalities of a vast array of aunts and fantastical creatures, and the transitions from Bronte to the supporting characters are seamless.

From the November/December 2019 Horn Book Magazine.

Emmie Stuart
Emmie Stuart
Emmie Stuart is a school librarian at the Percy Priest Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee.

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