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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (986 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Springer Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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Edgar Award-winning author Nancy Springer captivates young listeners with mysteries that feature Sherlock Holmes' little sister Enola. Abandoned by her mother and fearing her brothers will exile her to a finishing school, 14-year-old Enola lives a lonely London existence. But when someone kidnaps her elderly landlady - the closest thing she has to family these days - the feisty heroine will do whatever it takes to find her.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/18/2014

    " Fourteen-year-old Enola (alone spelled backwards) manages to rescue her kidnapped landlady, meet Florence Nightengale, wonder where her missing Mother is, and stay one step ahead of and out of sight from her famous brother, Sherlock. Mystery lovers should enjoy this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/15/2014

    " Like the previous Enola Holmes mysteries, the Cryptic Crinoline blends historical events, the plight of the poor and working classes, women's suffrage, and a mystery all together flawlessly. This case introduces Florence Nightingale to the reader and to Enola through a Enola's elderly and deaf housekeeper, Mrs. Tupper. As the series progresses, Springer is doing a wonderful job of defining the relationship between her main character and her more famous siblings, Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes. The series is also building toward the ultimate mystery: Where is Enola's mother and why has she been avoiding contact with her daughter? A great read for mystery lovers of both sexes between the ages of 9-12, the series does not have to be read in strict order, but that is best. Younger readers who have completed the series might enjoy Theodosia Throckmorton; older readers might like to try Philip Reeve's Larklight or Diana Wynne Jones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/30/2014

    " 3 and a half stars. I love reading the Enola Holmes books; they are just a fun and entertaining diversion--slightly fantastic mysteries flavored with history and heartily focused on women's rights. Enola is more appealing as a form of superhero prototype (clever hide-outs and disguises, tragically alone, valiant rescues, saving lives...) than she is a mystery sleuth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed this fifth installment. It is a good read and I love Enola's ability to outsmart her brothers. I wish there were more than just one more book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Redman | 1/22/2014

    " I love this new series. It features an intelligent, likable heroine who just happens to be the younger sister of the famous Holmes brothers. Also, does a great job of showing the reader the society of Victorian England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janette | 1/7/2014

    " Another really fun book in the series, love them! This had me smiling in places and still adoring Enola and her adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami | 1/7/2014

    " This one was a delight! Grade A "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherrie | 12/31/2013

    " This is the second book in the Enola Holmes series that I've read. While this book was as well written as the first the suspense fell short in this volume. I got bored about halfway through but managed to finish. The mystery of the crinoline was a bit underwhelming and seemed to drag. I'm rating this book three stars because the writing is good but the plot is lackluster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 12/30/2013

    " I liked the whole series so far, I love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dixie | 11/8/2013

    " Love Enola Holmes books, but this one was my least favorite so far. Crimean war isn't my thing, I guess... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 11/5/2013

    " A nice mystery with the sister of Sherlock Holmes as the main character. She is plucky and gets into trouble. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sound586 | 10/9/2013

    " I find the Enola Holmes mysteries very entertaining and informative of that time. This series does not detract from the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Routley | 9/28/2013

    " Springer's a terrific writer. This was a light and stylish steam punk YA starring Sherlocks 14 year old sister Enola Holmes. Wonderful fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 4/27/2013

    " This one made me want to learn more about Florence Nightingale. I always like a book that leads me to explore other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 4/20/2013

    " pretty much as expected. which means i generally liked it, but i have some issues with it (some oh-so-convenient plot elements, bits of lecturing and snobbery by enola being the main ones). still, it made for quick, entertaining reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 4/19/2013

    " Another awesome offering in the Enola Holmes series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Farrell | 1/31/2013

    " This is a good fun read. Enola Holmes is an engaging heroine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darla | 12/11/2012

    " I really liked this one. I love how she outsmarts Sherlock while he has to watch -- much fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodee | 12/8/2012

    " Good story. I like all characters involved. Fast paced and exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/27/2012

    " I'm quite fond of Enola Holmes and her sleuthing! I'd like to have all the Enola Holmes mysteries in my collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annamaria | 10/3/2012

    " Back on track with this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Nelson | 9/18/2012

    " This was a very satisfying conclusion to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 8/16/2012

    " As with the other Enola Holmes Mysteries, this one was engaging, clever, and charming without being childish. The codes and mysteries woven into it (along with the interactions between Sherlock and Enola) are compelling and realistic. Reccomended for ages 13 and up, rated 4/5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/5/2012

    " I love Enola Holmes. And I still want Katherine Kellgren to narrate my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelina | 3/6/2012

    " Very good! I love this series. It just keeps getting better. I hope Enola gives Sherlock a chance in the next book though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Chuba | 1/26/2012

    " Listened to this as audiobook "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathrine | 4/11/2011

    " Another amazing story.

    Not really too much to say without giving away the entire mystery except Brillent. I loved it!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/5/2011

    " I do like this series:) Enola is such a determined, intelligent, caring person and the mysteries are cleverly written. Now I want to know more about Florence Nightengale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 3/30/2011

    " When her beloved landlady is kidnapped, Enola must leap from windows and onto the back of moving coaches to fight the evil villains and rescue her nearly deaf friend. She meets the Florence Nightingale, and once again slips through the fingers of her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 3/12/2011

    " As with the other Enola Holmes Mysteries, this one was engaging, clever, and charming without being childish. The codes and mysteries woven into it (along with the interactions between Sherlock and Enola) are compelling and realistic. Reccomended for ages 13 and up, rated 4/5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 3/9/2011

    " This book seemed to be more of a Young adult/adult book. Well-written with complicated words I would recommend this teens and adults who want a quick read. There is nothing inappropriate for kids...Just complex subject matter at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 1/23/2011

    " So far I have loved all of the Enola Holmes mysteries. I can't wait to read #6, but will be sad to have the character end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/20/2011

    " I am loving this series. I love Sherlock and Enola's relationship and Sherlock's character development. While Enola seemed to solve the mystery through a series of coincidences, the period detail and social comentary is superb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 1/19/2011

    " I enjoyed this book as I have the others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/14/2011

    " Loved the inside look at Florence Nightingale and the usual code. Delightful reading again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindi | 9/25/2010

    " Another installment in Nancy Springer's fresh take on Sherlock Holmes. In this one, Enola meets Florence Nightingale, decodes embroidered messages and, it goes without saying, bests her brother. Woo-hoo! "

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About the Author
Author Nancy Springer

Nancy Springer is the award winning author of the Books of Isle fantasy series, the Enola Holmes mystery series, and a plethora of other novels. Nancy has been named as winner or nominee of multiple awards for Juvenile, Young Adult and Adult Literature including the Edgar Allan Poe Award two years in a row, winner of the Carolyn W. Field Award, the Hugo Best Short Story, and also winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature for Best Novel.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.