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  • The Legend of the Irish Castle

  • The Boxcar Children Mysteries, Book 142
  • By: Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The Aldens visit Ireland and stay in a beautiful castle that's now a hotel! But the caretaker seems very superstitious, and at night they see a mysterious figure who walks the halls carrying a lantern. Could it be one of the banshees of ancient legend? The Boxcar Children must discover the secret that Duncarraig castle is hiding!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Lady Diana on 12-26-16

Dreadful narrator!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-16

The narration largely ruined this book for us. Having previously listened to a BC book by Phyllis Newman, we probably had super high expectations. The voices are like Sesame Street characters--this is not a compliment! Dreadful, forced, and unbelievable. The story was ok, but might have been better.

  • The Boxcar Children

  • The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1
  • By: Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Narrated by: Phyllis Newman
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well written children's classic!

  • By Jennifer Mckinney on 06-21-15

Fantastic narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-16

The narrator, with her gentle voice and thoughtful internation, made this book exceptional! The story is wholesome, beautiful, and invokes images of an idealistic time. It was wonderful to be swept away to such a happy place!