Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Armant ,. Bahni Turpin Narrator. This family-friendly audio original features original jazz music from the creator, Ashli St.
Plucky 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. Can Viva rise to the occasion and solve this musical mystery? Get A Copy. Audible Audio , 5 pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What are some quotes that support the theme of the book?
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Nov 04, Alaina rated it liked it Shelves: , audiobook , mystery , fiction. It was a pretty cute and short audiobook. I sort of, kind of, like these little audible originals.
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? 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. Still a cute little book that I can totally see myself re-listening to over and over again.
I will definitely see if I can find any other books by this author as well. Jan 12, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: family-reads , audiobook , she-spoke , debuts , weeks-of-woc , , january , diaspora.
Even when I told her that the most stars she could give this book was 5 stars, my baby insisted it get all the stars! She thinks is the highest number. Feb 14, JW rated it liked it Shelves: audiobook , read-for-unreadshelfproject While visiting her grandmother for the summer, 14 year old Viva Durant reads about a missing treasure. The newspaper story intrigues Viva, and she embarks on a journey through New Orleans and beyond in search of answers to the great mystery.
Upbeat with intersparsed bits of jazz music, this middle grade or YA sleuth story was a fun distraction while doing chores. Free Audible Original Nov. Nov 22, Aly rated it liked it Shelves: audiobook , This was a fun, quick audio.
Viva is a curious, smart 14 year old who goes to stay with her grandmother in New Orleans for the summer. The story was well done and the audio had singing and music that enhanced the story. I liked the mystery and following the clues to see what really happened.
I would listen to more of these :. Nov 05, Natasha rated it really liked it. Exceeding enjoyable little mystery. Exactly what I needed to read right now. Apr 27, Melissa Rose rated it liked it Shelves: audio-books , read-in , owned , audible-originals. However, after listening, I found Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons to be a delightful middle-grade mystery that was accompanied by a pleasing soundtrack.
I would recommend to YA readers and those looking for a fun story with a bit of New Orleans culture. Nov 05, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobook-read , ya. Fun little audiobook. Jun 19, Jen Brodehl rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-own , audios , childrens-books , read Nov 27, Denise rated it liked it Shelves: own , read Cute story with excellent narration. However, the whole thing felt a little too juvenile and simplistic, lacking conflicts that would keep things interesting.
The protagonist is supposed to be 14, but she came across more like an or year-old to me. Using music in the story was a nice touch, but having the same melody repeated over and over got annoying after a while. Jul 21, T. Horne rated it really liked it. This middle grade story is perfect for a nice ride with children. It has mystery and intelligence as well as a little distinct New Orleans jazz music. I loved the sound effects that made the story come alive as well as the singing portions that made me feel like I was in New Orleans with the main character.
The narrator does an amazing job with the This middle grade story is perfect for a nice ride with children. The narrator does an amazing job with the characters and bringing them to life in different ways with accents, intonation and pace. The run time is between hours and its a quick mystery that keeps you entertained! Raging Book Reviews Highly Recommended Jan 12, Leslie rated it liked it Shelves: audiobooks , ya-teen , mysteries.
View 1 comment. Nov 19, Shreya Chandwadkar rated it liked it. This is meant for children. The real world is cruel. A good story to make your younger cousins listen to. Has fun supporting sounds as well. Also, every chapter ends and begins with a second jazz piece : All in all, a one time listen. Nov 24, Alex Shrugged rated it liked it Shelves: mystery , children , reviewed-books , young-teen , audiobook.
This audiobook was a free monthly selection as part of my Audible subscription. I dropped a star on this book because the main character, Viva Durant, lied to her grandmother multiple times to direct questions, and Viva did not seem repentant. In other words, lying to adults is considered a reasonable thing to do if telling the truth will stop that child from doing something it wants to do. In this case, Viva wanted to satisfy her curiosity. She was seeking a treasure by solving the clues hidden This audiobook was a free monthly selection as part of my Audible subscription.
She was seeking a treasure by solving the clues hidden in a nursery rhyme. This was a treasure hunt without any redeeming reason other than greed although Viva displayed only displayed the natural curiosity of a treasure hunt.
Whatever altruistic motivations Viva had were unclear. It seems as if she lied only to prevent adults from stopping her from satisfying her curiosity and for a vague hope for treasure. And she lied to several adults. It is not as if she lied to save a life, or to spare her grandmother pain, or at least to feel terribly guilty while Viva does something she knows any responsible adult would object to.
She also lied in front of an adult who knew the truth while she was lying to another adult, thus implicitly endorsing the lie and granting Viva permission to lie.