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  • The Boxcar Children Collection

  • The Boxcar Children (Book 1), Surprise Island (Book 2), The Yellow House Mystery (Book 3)
  • By: Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Narrated by: Phyllis Newman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, four orphaned siblings, suddenly appear in a small town. The children make a home for themselves in an abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves - until Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • nice family stories

  • By GEW on 01-30-13

nice family stories

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

My five year old son loves these stories, and I enjoy listening to them as well. The cameraderie among the siblings is refreshing and it is nice how resourceful the kids are. Each of the stories has an element of mystery to them, which keeps you interested. (My three year old, however, starts to get antsy with these stories, because they are so lengthy - we have to take Dr. Seuss and Nate the Great breaks for him!)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Nate the Great Collected Stories

  • Volume 1
  • By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  • Narrated by: John Lavelle
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

This collection of wonderful stories read by John Lavelle and penned by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat will find a place on any Nate the Great fan's bookshelf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nate The Great Vol. 1

  • By Ling on 05-10-07

Entertaining for my preschooler

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

My three year old son loves these stories (we also have Nate the Great Volume 4). He requests to listen to them every time we are in the car. My 5 year old son likes them, too, but started to get bored and needed the next level up (Boxcar Children Mysteries, A to Z Mysteries). Keep in mind that these books were written in the 70's, so they call their rainboots "rubbers" which threw me off the first time I heard Nate say it!
I really like the narrator - he is good about switching up voices for different characters

  • A to Z Mysteries: Books O-R

  • By: Ron Roy
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

This collection contains The Orange Outlaw, The Panda Puzzle, The Quicksand Question, and The Runaway Racehorse. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are visiting Dink’s Uncle Warren in New York City when several paintings are stolen from his apartment building. Do the kids have enough clues to catch this crafty—and hungry—crook?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!!!

  • By Chase A. Tinius on 02-14-19

Captivating for my 5 year old

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

My son started listening to the Nate the Great audiobooks a few months back and quickly became bored with them. He loves that these A to Z Mysteries have a more involved story line and a bit more suited for "big kids". The language is appropriate (don't have to worry about hearing "shut up" or "stupid") and I like that the kids in the story are resourceful. The only complaint I have is that most of the stories I have listened to so far are about finding a thief...would be more interesting if they switched up the mystery a bit, but that's just me.

  • Magic Tree House Collection: Books 9-16

  • By: Mary Pope Osborne
  • Narrated by: Mary Pope Osborne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

It's sink or swim for Jack and Annie when Magic Tree House whisks them off to the middle of the ocean. And that's just the beginning....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series of books.

  • By rachael on 02-13-12

My kids love these stories!

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

Reviewed: 09-11-12

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

Absolutely! My sons, ages 3 and 5, both get swept away with these stories. They like this series even better than 1-8. I like that the stories teach them something about history, while still encourage them to use their imaginations. I also like that the brother and sister don't argue, but work together as a team during their adventures.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

We love to listen to these on car trips or in waiting rooms to pass the time.