• Viva Durant and the Madness of Madame Bouchard

  • Viva Durant, Book 2
  • By: Ashli St. Armant
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,058 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Viva Durant, teen detective, is back in New Orleans to crack her latest case! This audio original features original music from the creator, Ashli St. Armant, and an engaging performance from Audible Hall of Fame narrator Bahni Turpin. 

Now that she’s returned to New Orleans for Thanksgiving break, Viva is charged with figuring out the truth behind a mysterious bout of illness traced back to a local creole restaurant called Madame Bouchard’s. Were customers poisoned on purpose, or was it a simple cooking mistake? And who could be behind the chaos? Viva only has a week to solve the culinary mystery, and to do so, she’ll have to contend with a longtime rivalry, rumors of voodoo magic, and Thanksgiving dinner with her extended family!

Listeners will love the continued detective adventures of Viva Durant and her stern-yet-spirited Gram! 

©2021 Ashli St. Armant (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Ashli St. Armant is a vocalist, actor, writer, and arts educator based in Southern California. She is the founder of Leaping Lizards Music, a music and theater education program for students, TK-12. She is a professionally trained vocalist and actor who attended the Orange County High School of the Arts and holds a degree in Child Development from Saddleback College. Alongside teaching, writing, and raising her two sons, Ashli tours with her band, Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, a jazz band for young audiences. Together they have produced four albums featured by NPR and L.A. Times, and have performed at numerous venues, including Lincoln Center and Sprout Network (NBC). Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons is Ashli’s debut audio original, and sets the path for her new venture into children’s literature.

About the Performer

Bahni Turpin is a Los Angeles-based actress with many television and film credits in addition to being an award winning narrator. She is honored to have been awarded an Audie for Best Female Narrator, 2015, Audible Narrator of the Year, 2016, and American Library Association’s Voice of Choice for 2017. In 2018, Bahni won best female narration again, and was also inducted into the Audible Hall of Fame. She is a two-time Odyssey Award winner, and was also named as one of Audiophile's Golden Voices for 2019.

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Fun for old and young!

I’m a grandma, and I loved both the Viva books I’ve listened to. So you don’t have to be a kid!
I enjoy not just the great story read by a wonderful narrator, but also the sound effects (like silverware clinking against plates, etc.) and the music. This author/narrator pair is terrific!

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Great reader

This reader is the best female reader I have heard on audible and just plain one of the best readers I have heard. What a pleasure to listen!

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Me and my sister love this series

We would like more book's please. I hope ress and gram will be in it

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Love this series!

My kids (11 YO boy and 9 YO girl) loved the first Viva Durant book and were very excited to see this sequel come out. We enjoyed this one even more. Great writing and phenomenal narration. We’re hoping for a third!

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I love this Series! More Please

I like this so much! Very fun to listen too and I never got bored.

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8 year Old’s opinion

This book is great *thumbs up*. This book is interesting. Viva fixed a problem. The story reading was great.
(Listened on a road trip-she loved it)

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I LOVE this series

This is an amazing audiobook like the first book.I can not wait for the next one!I love so many audiobooks but this series is my favorite!

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Best short series-waiting for next 1

Viva Durant series is one of the best short listens and young reader books I have listened to in the last year and I’m an ADULT! I couldn’t wait for the second book. This book and the one before is Best overall. The story from a young adult view makes me remember how I was when I was younger. The performance really brings out NOLA and puts right back in the city I love to visit. I hope to see more books come out! Thanks for a great series

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Awesome!!

Really good needs another book . I hope you love it as much as I did.

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Wonderful

Loved this book. Simply Love in small words. I would love to hear another one. music awesome

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  • 01-22-22

"The story is amazing"

This is what my 8 year old daughter said, when I asked her if she wanted to write a review. She likes the main character and the grandma, loves the music and the rich atmosphere that comes across so vividly in this book. Thank you! Many car journeys were made so much better with this book and also the first book in the series. Highly recommended.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-01-22

another great story

love the narration and the new orlean accents. enjoyed listening with my kids on car journeys.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-22

I give this my love

I love the jazz jazz is my faverout type of music beautiful what I am trying to say I highly recomend both of the books I love the new Orleans accents you should watch a netflix series called somebody feed Phil it's about food but also there is a episode where Phil goes to new Orleans and sees a parade and a marriage parade too 2 parades so if you like this book watch that series I like them both :)

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  • TigMoz
  • 04-06-22

a thriller to listen to!😀

It has lots of exiting moments to remember, very exciting read. Would recommend highly

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-22

Really good - great for all the family

We all really enjoyed the story- music and performance are excellent too. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Clouden kids
  • 06-02-22

Amazing

Awesome mystery,
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