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  • Murder of a Small-Town Honey

  • A Scumble River Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Denise Swanson
  • Narrated by: Christine Leto
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 486

When Skye Denison left Scumble River years ago, she swore she'd never return. But after a bout with her boyfriend and credit card rejection, she's back to home sweet - homicide....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun cozy series

  • By Sassy1980 on 07-14-13

blackmail

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

good read, the plot moved a long quickly. I thought next book was better in series. i thought was a 6 or two stars. I thought woman reading the book did a good job.

  • 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 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Jim & Barry's Ice Cream factory is opening soon, and the town is abuzz. All the kids are excited about a super sweet contest to create a brand new flavor using any ingredients they want. But things go sour when a friend's Chock Full of Chocolate recipe goes missing. Now Nancy and the Clue Crew must race to find the missing formula before the contest is over.

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

  • By Kody Atkinson on 08-06-18

clue berry blues

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

Reviewed: 11-24-17

thought the story was cute. I like how they made you think it could any of the people.
I like the Mr Dippy that was funny. I think child or adult would enjoy this story. One of the best nancy drew storeis.

  • The Phantom of Nantucket

  • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 7
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Dear Diary.... I thought a trip to Nantucket with Bess and George would be a simple vacation, but of course mysteries seem to follow me everywhere! We're on this fun, end-of-summer trip because our friend, Jenna, has an awesome exhibit opening at the local Nantucket Nautical Museum, and we want to support her. She was really excited about it until some creep vandalized her welcome banner. Now it's become clear that someone is out to sabotage the whole exhibit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • trouble waters

  • By Barbara Luxen on 05-12-17

trouble waters

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Where does The Phantom of Nantucket rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

6 out of ten. i like the plot

Who was your favorite character and why?

didn't really have one

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

no

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i thought it had the right amount of supense

Any additional comments?

no

  • Nancy Drew Girl Detective

  • Dressed to Steal
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Rogers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

In Dressed to Steal, hot young designer Alicia Adams is opening a boutique in her hometown of River Heights. The press is all over the event. When the big day comes, tons of people show up, but when the crowd presses forward, the store window is smashed and people are injured. Later Alicia's most expensive dress is destroyed, and her store is vandalized. Nancy may not be into fashion, but this is one case she's ready to size up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Try

  • By M. Giorgi on 12-15-17

fashion is dangerous

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

What did you love best about Nancy Drew Girl Detective?

I lke how Nancy's friends come to her aid in solving crimes.

What did you like best about this story?

the ending

What about Rebecca Rogers’s performance did you like?

I thought she was good

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

No, it took a few days to listen to, but I like listen to book while i'm coloring or working in the garden.

Any additional comments?

the plot one the best Nancy Drew books and read about 14 of her books. I like these and the hardy boys.

  • 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 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Dear Diary... Who knew a sports field could cause so much drama? That's what Bess, George, and I are investigating. Ever since George's cousin, Carrie Kim, announced her candidacy for city council, along with her platform of building a new football field and a state-of-the-art sports complex, someone has been trying to sabotage the campaign! I think the Green Club may be behind this. I understand being concerned about the environment, but someone is taking it too far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!!!

  • By Manish Kaul on 10-17-17

twist and turns

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

Reviewed: 05-06-17

Would you listen to Sabotage at Willow Woods again? Why?

yes, I like Nancy Drew books. I think the plots are well written.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nancy. I like the way she works a case

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

yes, I think she good at reading the book. No I haven't read any other books read by her.

  • 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 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

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. I'm not exactly outdoorsy, but I was excited to explore the gorgeous landscape by day and camp under the stars at night. But the tour has been nothing short of a nightmare! First someone stole our tents. Then our trip leader, Caitlin, vanished overnight. Now we can't find the way back to civilization, and no one in our group can agree on the next move.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For adults too!

  • By Carolyn on 07-09-18

super trip of fun

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Secret at Mystic Lake to be better than the print version?

yes, because I prefer to listen to books then reading them.

What did you like best about this story?

the plot was fast moving.

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

terror in the woods

Any additional comments?

love the book

  • The Clue in the Diary

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 7
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Laura Linney
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue, and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laura Linney Deserves an Award

  • By Carole T. on 06-23-12

a good clue

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

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

yes, it a pretty good plot. a good book for children.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Clue in the Diary?

when Nancy helps honey family I thought that was so heart warmer.

What does Laura Linney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

she good at reading the book. She make the book come to life

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i thought story was sad at parts of it.

Any additional comments?

I would listen to it again.

  • The Vanishing Game

  • Hardy Boys Adventures, Book 3
  • By: Franklin W. Dixon
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Everyone in Bayport can't wait for the biggest event of the season: the premiere of G-Force - the newest ride by the world-renowned Piperato Brothers. Their creation is going to change the fortunes of Funsport, Bayport's small and recently run-down amusement park. Frank and Joe are friends with Daisy Rodriguez, the owner's daughter, and are first in line for the ride's launch. Purple lights click off, a huge whoosh emanates from the floor, loud music pulses....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good for what it is

  • By TaraK on 11-04-16

crazy ride of fun

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Where does The Vanishing Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

8 out of ten. best hardy boy book so far. keep on the edge the whole time.

What other book might you compare The Vanishing Game to and why?

can't think of any now

Which character – as performed by Tim Gregory – was your favorite?

frank hardy

Any additional comments?

great fun for all ages.

  • The Clue at Black Creek Farm

  • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 9
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Dear diary... I'm not exactly a farm girl, but even I was excited to meet farmers Sam and Abby Heyworth. Through their CSA (that's Community Supported Agriculture), they supply most of River Heights with fresh fruits and veggies. But lately Black Creek's food has been making people sick. Really sick. In fact tests revealed that their fruits and vegetables are crawling with deadly bacteria!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good and Bad. Recommend sticking to the classics.

  • By Aslan's Lucy on 01-25-18

good fun for all

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

Reviewed: 04-29-17

Where does The Clue at Black Creek Farm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

pretty good; but i like Nancy Drew books.

Which character – as performed by Jorjeana Marie – was your favorite?

Nancy bess george

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i thought parts of it where funny.

  • The Vile Village

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #7
  • By: Lemony Snicket
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

Nobody in their right minds would listen to this particular book about the lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire on purpose, because each dismal moment of their stay at the village of V.F.D. has been faithfully and dreadfully recorded on this program.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best in the series so far

  • By BR mom on 05-07-05

book 7

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Vile Village to be better than the print version?

yes

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

no

What about Tim Curry’s performance did you like?

Yes, I think he's great. wish Tim Curry read all the books.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

he made me happy

Any additional comments?

no

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