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The Secret of the Mansion: Trixie Belden #1 | [Julie Campbell]

The Secret of the Mansion: Trixie Belden #1

Trixie can't believe she's stuck in Sleepside all sumemr while her lucky brothers are away at camp. Then a millionaire's daughter moves in next door, a runaway kid hides out nearby, and rumors heat up that the old mansion on the hill is filled with a fortune. Maybe the summer won't be so boring after all!
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Publisher's Summary

Trixie first appeared over 50 years ago in The Secret of the Mansion, which was followed by 38 other adventures as generation after generation of readers grew up with mystery-loving Trixie and her friends. Now, after 15 years, Trixie is back to make fans of a new generation!

Trixie can't believe she's stuck in Sleepside all summer while her lucky brothers are away at camp. Then a millionaire's daughter moves in next door, a runaway kid hides out nearby, and rumors heat up that the old mansion on the hill is filled with a fortune. Maybe the summer won't be so boring after all!

Listen to more Trixie Belden mysteries.

©1948, renewed 1976 by Random House, Inc.; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Adrienne Port Clinton, OH, USA 04-12-09
    Adrienne Port Clinton, OH, USA 04-12-09
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    "My son and my daughter both loved this!"

    I have (almost) 8 year old twins, a boy and a girl. We listened to this book in the car over spring break and it was darling! It had adventure, and intrigue which kept them both hanging on every word. But what I really liked was the "folksy" way the book was written with values that seem to have fallen to the wayside in this day and age. I think the copywright was from 1950 but my children didn't even notice it was 60 years old! From a parent perspective it was truly refreshing to listen to a wholesome book. This was a nice treat and we'll keep listening to the Trixie Belden series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deena Nashville, TN, United States 08-17-05
    Deena Nashville, TN, United States 08-17-05 Member Since 2003
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    "A new Trixie Belden fan!"

    I just finished this first Trixie Belden adventure and enjoyed it thoroughly. Somehow I missed these while growing up, but am going to catch up real soon as Audible releases more of the series. The narrator is wonderful, the characters believable and likeable. For a book obviously set in the 1940s, it's timeless...a great story of youngsters spending their summer having fun in the outdoors. No video games or shopping malls here! A great listen for a 47 year old as well as pre-teeners. Would make a wonderful vacation trip listen for a family. Thank you Audible for obtaining these!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Janet C West Valley City, UT, USA 11-11-05
    Janet C West Valley City, UT, USA 11-11-05
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    "Trixie Belden - Girl Sleuth"

    The Trixie Belden series were my favorite books to read as a youngster. I am really excited that at least the first four are available for listening. The narrator is mostly pleasant when reading the text but some of the voices, eg: Honey, Bobby & Miss Trask, are horrid! Even though I don't appreciate the narrator, I hope that more of the titles in the Trixie Belden series become available soon. What a great girl sleuthing adventure series to read ~ OUTSTANDING to listen to!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beverly Jackson, OH, United States 03-11-13
    Beverly Jackson, OH, United States 03-11-13
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I lvoe that Trixie is a regular kid...at least, she is as opposed to Nancy Drew and others.


    Did Ariadne Meyers do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I found many of her voices merely whiney instead of different.


    Could you see The Secret of the Mansion being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I can see the series of books as a TV series. I don't know any child actors....Back in the day a blonde Molly Ringwald would have been a good Trixie; Lisa Welchel, Honey;


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elfriede Bellefonte, PA, United States 07-21-11
    Elfriede Bellefonte, PA, United States 07-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "wonderful memories"

    I read (and reread) all of this series as a child and it was great to hear them so well presented in an audible format.

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