Carolyn Keene
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Carolyn Keene

Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are the pseudonyms under which many ghostwriters penned the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, respectively. Both series were created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet, and syndicate writer Mildred Wirt Benson were the two people primarily responsible for bringing the iconic character of Nancy Drew to life in the minds and hearts of millions of readers around the world.


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    • Curse of the Arctic Star

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 1
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Dear Diary...Bess, George, and I are actually in Alaska! Everywhere you look, there are massive mountains and sparkling, deep-blue waters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for kids

    • By H. Collins on 04-06-17

    Regular price: $8.49

    • Sleepover Sleuths

    • Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, Book 1
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    In the first volume of a new series for younger listeners, Nancy gets to show off her sleuthing abilities while at her friend Deirdre's sleepover....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nancy Drew pretty fun for my five year old

    • By Travis on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $9.09

    • A Nancy Drew Christmas

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 18
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Nancy finds herself a Christmas mystery in this super special 18th book of the Nancy Drew Diaries series, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy Drew’s dad surprises her with a trip to a beautiful New England ski resort for Christmas break....

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Famous Mistakes

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 17
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Nancy’s boyfriend, Ned, has recently started his own podcast called NedTalks, and he just got his big break. Up and coming comedian Brady Owens has agreed to an interview. But when they go to meet the interviewee, they find Brady’s hotel room trashed - and no comedian in sight....

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Secret at Mystic Lake

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 6
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Dear Diary.... To celebrate her birthday, George invited Bess and me on her dream trip: a three-day bike tour around the beautiful Mystic Lake Park....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For adults too!

    • By Carolyn on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $8.49

    • Once upon a Thriller

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 4
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Dear Diary... All I wanted to do was buy a new book, read, and relax. But when Bess, George, and I visited the local bookstore in Avondale, we found it in flames....

    Regular price: $8.49

    • The Sign in the Smoke

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 12
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Dear Diary.... When Bess asked George and me to be counselors at her old camp, I thought I was in for a relaxing week. But trouble always finds me. I heard about a camper who had drowned....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ghosts at Summer Camp?

    • By Bevs Mom on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $8.49

    • Sabotage at Willow Woods

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 5
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Dear Diary... Who knew a sports field could cause so much drama? That's what Bess, George, and I are investigating....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!!!!!

    • By Manish Kaul on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $8.49

    • Riverboat Roulette

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 14
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    "I do have an idea. The most important thing, though," I said to Margot, Mrs. Marvin, and Catherine, "is for you to act completely normal"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More, please

    • By Judith on 04-23-17

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Scream for Ice Cream

    • Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, Book 2
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Things go sour in the Jim & Barry's Ice Cream contest when a friend's Chock Full of Chocolate recipe goes missing. Nancy and the Clue Crew are on the case....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story for Young Folks!

    • By Kody Atkinson on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $9.09

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