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The Secret of the Old Clock: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1 | [Carolyn Keene]

The Secret of the Old Clock: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1

Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
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Publisher's Summary

Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.

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

"Nancy's resourcefulness and intelligence are just as sharp today, and Laura Linney gives a good portrait of the clever, earnest girl." (AudioFile)

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    Deena 03-13-04
    Deena 03-13-04
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    "I love Nancy Drew!"

    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.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Burke, VA, USA 06-20-04
    Mark Burke, VA, USA 06-20-04
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    "Great Book!"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Julieta Sonoma, CA, USA 09-24-07
    Julieta Sonoma, CA, USA 09-24-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Good Clean Fun"

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    NKBH Louisville, KY United States 10-03-09
    NKBH Louisville, KY United States 10-03-09 Member Since 2003

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    "As good as I remember her to be"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen 05-23-13
    Kathleen 05-23-13
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    "Great! But... It's the-20 Chapter Version"
    What made the experience of listening to The Secret of the Old Clock the most enjoyable?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nancy is my favorite character, of course, but I've always enjoyed most of the characters in all of the Nancy Drew mysteries.


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

    Nancy Drew


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Shin 12-22-10
    Helen Shin 12-22-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Charming!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diana 10-02-14
    Diana 10-02-14 Member Since 2014

    I love Nancy Drew books!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    "SUPERB READING"
    Where does The Secret of the Old Clock rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 1


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Nancy found out about the will in the old clock


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Nancy was captured by the thieves


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "A great place to hide it, so no one can find it!"


    Any additional comments?

    I looooooooooove this book. From the beginning to the end. Its amazing. Had me talking like o was in an actually conversation with its content :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsten M. Crippen Kennewick, WA, USA 06-25-14
    Kirsten M. Crippen Kennewick, WA, USA 06-25-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Laura Linney IS Nancy Drew!"

    I loved Nancy Drew as a girl and was so excited when I saw that there were audiobooks narrated by one of my favorite actresses, Laura Linney. The finished product was wonderful. The incidental music and Laura's performance of the different characters was a joy. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

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    Joel GRAND FORKS, ND, United States 04-19-13
    Joel GRAND FORKS, ND, United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2013

    I really love reading mystery books!

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    "Awesome!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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,.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!


    Have you listened to any of Laura Linney’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first time listening to Laura Linney's narration and I'm lovin' it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Takoma Park, MD, United States 09-02-12
    Steve Takoma Park, MD, United States 09-02-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Old friends for a new generation"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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