Enola Holmes And The Black Barouche by Nancy Springer | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Enola Holmes And The Black Barouche by Nancy Springer?

Similar to a lot of other people, I saw the Enola Holmes movie on Netflix and high key enjoyed it. I am such a sucker for a girl solving mysteries and taking on the patriarchy. Enola Holmes And The Black Barouche by Nancy Springer is the seventh book in the Enola Holmes series. I didn’t realize that when downloading this as part of one of those Netgalley read now specials. However, I did end up finally giving this a listen via audio and I have no regrets. I went for the audio version as it was a low time investment and the library had it available via Libby.

Enola Holmes And The Black Barouche by Nancy Springer is the seventh book in the Enola Holmes series and enjoyable via audiobook.

What’s The Story Here?

Nancy Springer’s seventh Enola Holmes book follow the main character, Enola as she solves the mystery of what happened to her client’s twin sister. You see, Enola has a client who comes to her distressed because she has received notice that her sister passed away and was cremated. However, there’s no evidence that the client’s sister was very ill. So, she suspect foul play. Enola travels to meet with the husband of the deceased while assuming an identity. It is there that she discovers that there is a role that the Black Barouche plays in the mystery of what happened. FYI — I did not know this but a barouche is a sort of stagecoach.

How Did I Like Enola Holmes And The Black Barouche?

I enjoyed my time with Enola Holmes And The Black Barouche. I can see why one of the books in this series was made into a movie. There is a lot of action in this book. Enola is genuinely interesting. We also get to see some of her brother Sherlock. The mystery was not immediately easy to solve but as a reader, I actually figured it out which was exciting — that kind of thing rarely happens for me. I will definitely check out more books from this series when looking for an easy listen.


How’s The Narration?

The audiobook opens with a prologue by “Sherlock Holmes” narrated by Christopher Bonwell. Then it switches to be entirely from Enola’s point of view — narrated by Tamaryn Payne. It is four hours and forty eight minutes. I thought the narration sounded formal but not stuffy? The accent was posh and definitely matched my expectations for Enola. I didn’t need the context of the previous books in the series to have an understanding of what was going on — having watched the movie helped. Overall, I will certainly give more of the Enola Holmes books a shot.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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