My son started listening to the Nate the Great audiobooks a few months back and quickly became bored with them. He loves that these A to Z Mysteries have a more involved story line and a bit more suited for "big kids". The language is appropriate (don't have to worry about hearing "shut up" or "stupid") and I like that the kids in the story are resourceful. The only complaint I have is that most of the stories I have listened to so far are about finding a thief...would be more interesting if they switched up the mystery a bit, but that's just me.
My five year old son loves these stories, and I enjoy listening to them as well. The cameraderie among the siblings is refreshing and it is nice how resourceful the kids are. Each of the stories has an element of mystery to them, which keeps you interested. (My three year old, however, starts to get antsy with these stories, because they are so lengthy - we have to take Dr. Seuss and Nate the Great breaks for him!)
My three year old son loves these stories (we also have Nate the Great Volume 4). He requests to listen to them every time we are in the car. My 5 year old son likes them, too, but started to get bored and needed the next level up (Boxcar Children Mysteries, A to Z Mysteries). Keep in mind that these books were written in the 70's, so they call their rainboots "rubbers" which threw me off the first time I heard Nate say it!
I really like the narrator - he is good about switching up voices for different characters
Absolutely! My sons, ages 3 and 5, both get swept away with these stories. They like this series even better than 1-8. I like that the stories teach them something about history, while still encourage them to use their imaginations. I also like that the brother and sister don't argue, but work together as a team during their adventures.
We love to listen to these on car trips or in waiting rooms to pass the time.
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