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Sheryl

Lakewood, Colombia
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  • The Secret of Red Gate Farm

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 6
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Laura Linney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

Solving crime never takes a vacation! While off on a summer visit to Red Gate Farm, Nancy becomes suspicious of a secret society gathering near the ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Narration

  • By Corrienary on 07-09-15

Laura Linney is the perfect narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-12-12

What did you love best about The Secret of Red Gate Farm?

This is one of the most enjoyable Nancy Drews we've heard. We listened to it as a family over and over.

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

Laura Linney's voice establishes Nancy Drew as a smart and sophisticated young lady. Laura's voice is very pleasant.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,714

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!!

  • By Alia on 12-11-09

Wow

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

Reviewed: 04-12-12

If you could sum up A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry in three words, what would they be?

We listened to this in our car in December. If you can't seem to get through reading A Christmas Carol, then listening to Tim Curry read it to you is the second best method. The story is such an iconic English classic that I think everyone should read. However, it can be tedious and exhausting to get through for those who prefere modern lit. But, this audio reading makes this accessible to everyone, including elementary aged children.Dicken's imagery and metaphors are so wonderful and Tim Curry's performance is amazing.

Any additional comments?

A must!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Password to Larkspur Lane

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Book 10
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Danica Reese
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Blue bells will be singing horses! This strange message, attached to the leg of a wounded homing pigeon, involves Nancy Drew in a dangerous mission. Somewhere an elderly woman is being held prisoner in a mansion. Nancy is determined to find and free Mrs Eldridge. While working on the case, the young detective's close friend, Helen Archer, begs her to solve a weird mystery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Laura Linney

  • By Sheryl on 04-12-12

Not Laura Linney

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

Reviewed: 04-12-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

We were so accustomed to Laura Linney's narration that this new girl threw us off. Laura Linney made Nancy Drew sound sophisticated and smart. The new reader sounds like Ruby from Max and Ruby. We like Ruby's voice but not for Nancy Drew. It would have been allright had we started the series with this one.

The actual story is probably one of the best Nancy Drews

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Not our favorite narrator for this piece.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful