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
"Nancy's resourcefulness and intelligence are just as sharp today, and Laura Linney gives a good portrait of the clever, earnest girl." (AudioFile)
What fun...to re-discover Nancy Drew after devouring every Nancy Drew book almost 35 years ago. Please Audible....obtain more of them for our listening pleasure! The narrator was very good and the musical interludes were so remnicent of the era and excitement of the story line.....great job.
This book is great for preteenage kids. It is a shorter audible book than others. It has all the same intrigue and adventure Nancy Drew gave to me when I was younger reading the same stories in hardback. She still proves to be a great heroine. It is very well narrated and if you have ever read any of Keene's books provides great visuals as well. I recommend this to all of those girls out there that always loved a good mystery.
My six year old daughter and I enjoyed this listen. We were drawn into the suspense of the plot and the parallel between solving the mystery and Nancy's honest, loyal self prevailing over greed. She's a good, clean role model of cleverness and perserverance, despite some dated elements of the story. Laura Linney's a perfect reader too.
When I was about 9 years old I fell in love with Nancy Drew. We share the same name. She is my first mystery heroine and the Secret of the Old Clock was the first of thousands of mystery novels I have read over the years. Ms. Linney does a wonderful performance of bringing Nancy to life. Nancy drives her little sports car and goes to luncheon with her friends. She is brave and cleaver and a good helpful person.
I never read Nancy Drew books growing up (I'm 42) but I had always been curious about them. I thought the audiobooks were a fun way to get to know them, especially with Laura Linney as the narrator. It's true that the writing is quite old-fashioned and not so "politically correct" as another reviewer mentioned, but I found it to be charmingly quaint, not offensive. I was surprisingly absorbed by the twists and turns of the plot. I cannot say enough about Laura Linney! She is wonderful. Overall, this was a fantastic light & easy listen.
I loved the Nancy Drew series as a youngster, and it was so enjoyable to revisit the books so many years later. The narrator, Laura Linney, has a wonderful voice and provides a highly entertaining imitation of voices and inflections throughout the story. In addition, there is a noir style of music interlaced throughout the story, which lends a more sinister ambience as you follow the adventure!
Nancy is my favorite character, of course, but I've always enjoyed most of the characters in all of the Nancy Drew mysteries.
The first 34 Nancy Drew mysteries contained 25 chapters; they were later revised down to 20 chapters. While I prefer the original versions of the first 34 books and wish those were available in audio format, I still thoroughly enjoyed listening to this version.
I really love reading mystery books!
The twist of the story is good. Nancy Drew mystery series will make you stop all of the things your doing, you will just want to listen all day,.
The narrator is full of life. The way this book is converted to an audio book is really good. Clear voice with feelings, background music or sound effects makes it realistic. I can say that this audiobook is a complete package!
Wonderful piece of art!
This is my first time listening to Laura Linney's narration and I'm lovin' it.
I have recently introduced my 7 year old daughter to the magic of audio books and she is eating them up! While searching for age appropriate books that we can listen to together I thought of Nancy Drew as a series she's likely to start reading at her age. We listened to "The Secret of the Old Clock" in a single sitting, unable to get up till we heard the end. My daughter and I enjoyed it so much we are back for more.
I strongly recommend these to anyone who has kids or loved the books as a child!
To those who read these as a young person it brings back all the fun. It is a great book to listen to because it is not complicated. Would enjoy many more of these.
I bought this for my tween girls to listen to on a long driving trip. They weren't that interested, but I went ahead and listened to it--as well as I could. Unlike most of the audio books I've downloaded, this one was extremely difficult to hear over normal road noise. If you want to listen to this book's reader on the road, plan on using headphones.
Also, I hate to sound "politically correct", but I was pretty offended in this respect: All the "good people" were beautiful/handsome and all the "bad people" were plain/ugly. Yeah, I know, it was a characteristic of writing back when these books first came out. I can't help it, it bothers me.
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