Viva Durant and The Secret of the Silver Buttons
Viva Durant, New Orleans’ youngest detective, is on a quest to solve a jazzy mystery involving hidden treasure, while exploring the city’s unique culture, history, and music. This family-friendly audio original features original jazz music from the creator, Ashli St. Armant, and an enthusiastic performance from Audible Hall of Fame narrator, Bahni Turpin.Plucky 14-year-old Viva Durant heads to New Orleans every summer to spend time with her loving but stern grandmother, known as Gram. After Gram reads Viva an article in the local paper about a missing treasure related to the world-famous song, "Miss Mary Mack," Viva traverses the Crescent City on an epic adventure to solve the mystery. Along the way she meets some of the city’s most colorful characters as her journey takes her to the French Quarter, a jazz club, a creepy cemetery, and even the circus. Can Viva rise to the occasion and solve this musical mystery? Listeners will find Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons a joy to listen to!

Viva Durant and The Secret of the Silver Buttons Details

TitleViva Durant and The Secret of the Silver Buttons
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 31st, 2019
PublisherAudible Original
Rating
GenreMystery, Audiobook, Young Adult, Childrens, Middle Grade

Viva Durant and The Secret of the Silver Buttons Review

  • Alaina
    January 1, 1970
    It was a pretty cute and short audiobook. I sort of, kind of, like these little audible originals. It's a smidge hard to pick the two books out of the six options.. but I feel like I've done pretty good so far. In Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons we meet - well Viva. She is the Nancy Drew in New Orleans and she is out to discover a mysterious treasure.Now it revolves around a old nursey rhyme(ish?) that I remember clapping along to when I was kid. Heck I'm still a big kid at It was a pretty cute and short audiobook. I sort of, kind of, like these little audible originals. It's a smidge hard to pick the two books out of the six options.. but I feel like I've done pretty good so far. In Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons we meet - well Viva. She is the Nancy Drew in New Orleans and she is out to discover a mysterious treasure.Now it revolves around a old nursey rhyme(ish?) that I remember clapping along to when I was kid. Heck I'm still a big kid at 27 but details. As for the rhyme, it's all about Miss Mary Mack. Apparently, in this book, this whole thing had hidden clues within the game. So Viva, being the little Nancy Drew that she is, tried to find any meaning within it. If the title wasn't a big enough hint, it was about the damn buttons. Still a cute little book that I can totally see myself re-listening to over and over again. Especially when I'm in the mood for short books that are to the point. I will definitely see if I can find any other books by this author as well.
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  • Natasha
    January 1, 1970
    Exceeding enjoyable little mystery. Exactly what I needed to read right now.
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Fun little audiobook
  • Zinzee Noel
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this story and the narration was also great. The ending completely surprised me.
  • Joni Janice Mielke
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed listening to this story, complete with its sound effects and musical accompanimenf. Set in the magical city of New Orleans, Louisiana, the atmosphere created in this audiobook's production matches the story perfectly. The main character is a young girl, just entering her teenage years, and her perspective on the world around her (and the people in it) is what you would expect. Her curiosity bolsters her search for answers throughout the novel, and as a listener, I was hooked and I really enjoyed listening to this story, complete with its sound effects and musical accompanimenf. Set in the magical city of New Orleans, Louisiana, the atmosphere created in this audiobook's production matches the story perfectly. The main character is a young girl, just entering her teenage years, and her perspective on the world around her (and the people in it) is what you would expect. Her curiosity bolsters her search for answers throughout the novel, and as a listener, I was hooked and captivated along with her for the whole ride. An excellent audiobook production, all In all, with an outstanding cast and narration from all involved.
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  • Francisca Pinto
    January 1, 1970
    Lo siento pero me aburrí bastante 😂 no pude meterme en la historia como quería y el libro no era lo que esperaba! El misterio que se presenta era bien fome la verdad al igual que la forma en que se resuelve y el secreto del final WTF. Seriously? Pasa sin pena ni gloria. Pensé que por ser Jazz iba a ser muy entretenido con harta música que ayudara a ambientar la trama, y aunque esa es la intención meeeeh, me fue súper indiferente!Les aseguro que de aquí a un par de días no recordaré n Lo siento pero me aburrí bastante 😂 no pude meterme en la historia como quería y el libro no era lo que esperaba! El misterio que se presenta era bien fome la verdad al igual que la forma en que se resuelve y el secreto del final WTF. Seriously? Pasa sin pena ni gloria. Pensé que por ser Jazz iba a ser muy entretenido con harta música que ayudara a ambientar la trama, y aunque esa es la intención meeeeh, me fue súper indiferente!Les aseguro que de aquí a un par de días no recordaré nada 🙆
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  • Krysten Blouin
    January 1, 1970
    Cute Audible Original story. I wasn’t super impressed with the music throughout the production. It was also strange how the author included so many unrelated details that never really got tied back into the story. I wish they had incorporated more of Viva’s musical talents into the story, especially considering it takes place in New Orleans - seems like a missed opportunity. Overall, I enjoyed the listen, but it won’t be something I revisit or necessarily recommend to friends.
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  • Lisa Loree
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great story for late elementary or middle school age kids. It has a mystery that the protagonist wants to find. Some New Orleans history. Music appreciation. Viva is a young girl who is sent to stay with her grandmother. She does not look forward to the summer but finds herself engrossed in solving the mystery she read about in a news article she and her grandmother read.
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  • InkFire
    January 1, 1970
    This one was surprisingly enjoyable, and even though it strained my suspension of disbelief at times, the story was fun. :)I also really appreciated that the narrator was intimately familiar with the New Orleans and Cajun accents. No awkward fumbling or obvious flubs.I'll file this one in "Smart Kids Fiction" with books like the Artemis Fowl and Half-Moon series.
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  • Ida Wilcox
    January 1, 1970
    OH MY GOODNESS I just looooooved this. It was fast paced and ingaging and pulls you right into the story. Almost made it believable like I wanted to look up the story of Ms. Mary Mack. LOVE IT
  • Lea
    January 1, 1970
    This is a really fun middle grade mystery. Viva goes to New Orleans and gets to explore the city alone, using a mystery and treasure hunt to lead her. Anyone who loves New Orleans and a little mystery will enjoy this.
  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    This was a really cute story that kept me interested the whole time. It was impressively authentic - stories set in New Orleans tend not to be - and the narration was very good too. I recommend having a listen!
  • Claudia Turner
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! I loved this. Best audible original yet. The story was great. The performances were exceptional. I liked the New Orleans style, the clever mystery, the jazz music. I hope my daughter gets into this as she gets older and understands stories so we can listen to it again and again together.
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  • Ashley Trevillyan
    January 1, 1970
    Really cute youth novel. Appropriate for 3rd-4th graders. I enjoyed listening and found the production elements (jazz music and sound effects) added a lot of interest and entertainment to the listen. As a teacher, I can see myself incorporating it into a novel study.
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  • Alex Ricker
    January 1, 1970
    Super cute young adult book - great characters, great mystery story and great narration! Only negative - the singing was a little odd and I wish the voice had sounded more like a child than a woman but they made it work for the story.
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    A fun listen even if the plot was unrealistic. Same narrator as "American Spy." The music adds to the story.
  • Amy Winton
    January 1, 1970
    This was a such a cute wonderful story! Story and narration were wonderful!
  • Ady
    January 1, 1970
    One of the Audible selections for November. This is a cute story! I tend to love their kids’ stories and this is no exception. It’s a sweet mystery set in New Orleans with a fantastic kid sleuth.
  • Morandia
    January 1, 1970
    An excellent listen! It was a great mystery and I loved how Viva solved it. This was such a fun book showing how research is so important!
  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    This was a book for a much younger audience than me, but I was pleasantly entertained by it.
  • Lindsay
    January 1, 1970
    Cute kid's book. The audio book is fun because of the jazz and music.
  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful main character, lots of fun action and the dialog is well written. The plot dragged a bit in parts.Overall charming and engaging mystery- and Viva is a great friend to hang with.
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Completely unrealistic and with a ridiculous twist at the end. I don't think I'm the right audience for this book.
  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    This Audible Original was short and sweet and a delight to listen to.
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the way the story unraveled.
  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    Great young YA storyline.
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