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The Hidden Staircase Audiobook

The Hidden Staircase: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 2

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Publisher's Summary

Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion.

Hear more Nancy Drew mystery stories.

©1987, 1959, 1930 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Laura Linney transports the listener into the thick of the action....For longtime Drew fans, the mystery unfolds with satisfying regularity. For new listeners, Linney brings an immediacy and a freshness that keep the listener at Nancy's side as she solves another mystery." (AudioFile)

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    Bevs Mom 09-10-12
    Bevs Mom 09-10-12
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    "Perfect Mystery for young and old!"

    I purchased this audible book for my 8,6, and 4 year old grandchildren and I to listen to on a long trip. They loved it! I had to keep checking to see if they were asleep because they were so quiet. I learned just how interested they were when I turned the book off during heavy traffic, so I could concentrate more on my driving. They began playing, quarreling, and doing all the things they normally would do had we not been listening to the book. As soon as we returned to the car after a stop, they were all telling me to turn their book back on.
    The reader did a awesome job of changing voices with the characters. She really made it seem as if we were seeing the performance in person with lots of different actors.

    Although the book was originally written for young teens or pre-teens even before I was born, it was still enjoyable for an old lady of 60 like me as well as my grandchildren. I would definitely recommend it to others.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Angi Bristol, TN, USA 06-29-09
    Angi Bristol, TN, USA 06-29-09
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    "Timeless Entertainment"

    I love a good mystery and these Nancy Drew's are never a disappointment.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    LadyShopper 07-30-12
    LadyShopper 07-30-12

    Meet me at ellesmithfagandotcom, my online home- offline it's Connecticut, family roots for a century. Arts and more- nice meeting you!

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    "Very old friend remains a Delight !"
    What did you love best about The Hidden Staircase?

    It is one of the first in the famous old series, and yet pretty complex. Not all fluff. Stuff to get into. The "very old friend" - ness of it, is what brings me back.

    I'd run to the library as a girl to get the next book in the series. I had to sit with myself, to work out a reading schedule that prevented me from obsessing on Nancy Drew books.
    I read every one available at the time.

    Then in highschool I re-read the rewritten series, updated it to get rid of stereotypes and racist things. My best friend owned the entire collection, so it was a bit easier. My friends and I made 4 and we'd go on "adventures" inspired by Nancy Drew, in addition to our busy family, school and dating things.

    I still want a blue roadster, and I DID manage to wangle from Dad a cool Hillman Minx in two-tone grey.

    As a Mother of grown children I could recommend it to them and now to grandchildren, and that's part of the magic.


    What other book might you compare The Hidden Staircase to and why?

    "Chimneys" I think in Agatha Christie's collection for Miss Marple....because of the long lost knowledge Idea and the hidden passageways...not the best one but it will do here.


    Which character – as performed by Laura Linney – was your favorite?

    Nancy...I think Laura Linney IS Nancy Drew. And I think she took the job for love of Nancy Drew! Hugs to her for it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I like it when the capture of the "perps" results in benefits to the "good guys" , suffering in some way. At the end, The aunties no longer need to sell the estate, etc...fun...to close with a nice feeling and promise of another mystery to come ...soon.


    Any additional comments?

    Please make the Nancy Drew /Hardy Boys purchases easier for us at Audible - compared to the other books they are a bit costly - when most older children and adults read them by the dozen - rarely one at a time.

    Please Make them available in a group at a special price, and call me - I'll buy them all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "love it!!!"
    Would you listen to The Hidden Staircase again? Why?

    Yes, a pleasant surprise every time!


    Any additional comments?

    I love a good mystery. Love the narrator. Excellent story... I want to read hem all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie 05-15-16
    Bonnie 05-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "love it"

    we listen to it all the time when we go on road trips can't get enough

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    Fox Fairy Utah 04-03-16
    Fox Fairy Utah 04-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Best Book Even !!!!!!!!!!!!!😊😊😊😊😊😊😊"

    Nancy Drew is the best book in the world my Favorite part is when Nancy find her Dad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    me 01-05-15
    me 01-05-15
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    "Good classic by james"

    It was great very exiting
    Best book ever
    So scary
    Great reading
    Altogether great
    Just can't stop listening
    By James snyders

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Corrienary NYC 10-15-14
    Corrienary NYC 10-15-14 Member Since 2014
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    "GreatNarration"

    I wish Laura Linney would narrate the whole series!! The other ND narrators are quite bad.

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    kwt 05-20-13
    kwt 05-20-13

    mama_karen

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    "My favorite ND mystery!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved Nancy Drew as a child and read every book I could get my hands on. Listening to this one again took me back to a simpler time. I have to say I still found the story very enjoyable. Fast moving and full of detail and suspense. Great listen for a fan!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pauline San Jose, CA, United States 01-20-13
    Pauline San Jose, CA, United States 01-20-13
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    "Nancy Drew still rocks!"
    What did you love best about The Hidden Staircase?

    I read so many Nancy Drew books as a child and loved every one of them. At least once a year I buy one on Ebay or Amazon and read it for pure enjoyment. This format is great fun. I listed to the stories in my car and at night. Thanks for having this series on Audible.com.
    Paulina Beautovia


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  • Pete
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    12/1/15
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    "Great for kids and adults"
    Where does The Hidden Staircase rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I wouldn't want to meet Nancy Drew because she attracts trouble. Pretty much same formula for all books in series. But good easy listening in car journeys with kids aged 9+


    Would you recommend The Hidden Staircase to your friends? Why or why not?

    I'd recommend because it's safe family listening with good plots for kids


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Good clear dialogue


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Great for listening to in parts on school run


    Any additional comments?

    I'll be buying more ...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reginald pelle
    Winchester, UK
    7/19/15
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    "Very Good!"

    Typical Nancy Drew at her very best! When there's something to investigate, nothing escapes her. Worth a listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kezia EL
    7/3/15
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    "cool but a little bit spooky!"

    very exciting! I listened intently to every bit! even though at some points I was a little spooked!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally Brandon
    1/14/15
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    "Dissapointing"
    Would you try another book written by Carolyn Keene or narrated by Laura Linney?

    This is a very hard book to listen to. I like Laura Linney as an actress, but this book sounds very monotone without any character or feel to the reading. There is sadly nothing nice to say about listening (or trying to listen as i gave up). If i could return it i would. Definitely not worth a credit.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carolyn Keene again?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    in every way


    What character would you cut from The Hidden Staircase?

    couldn't listen long enough to tell you


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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