Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries

Boy Detective; The Case of the Secret Pitch
Narrated by: Jason Harris
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (174 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective, a Civil War sword, a watermelon stabbing, missing roller skates, a trapeze artist's inheritance and an eyewitness who's legally blind!

In Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch, a cross-eyed baseball pitcher, a missing penknife named Excalibur, poems that pack a punch, a kid-lover turned kidnapper and some tall tales that come up short!

These are just some of the brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computer-like brain.

Try to crack the cases along with him!

©1963 Donald J. Sobol, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch 1965 Donald J. Sobol (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Imagination Studio, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group

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I Scream You Scream We All Scream ...

I travel with my 12 year old daughter and 8 year old son to relatives house, sporting events, museums, etc. For us it is a 90 minute drive. I am also looking for books that the both kids will enjoy along the way. We have try probably listen to 12 or so in the past year. Our favorites are The Battle of the Mad Scientists, The Indian in the Cupboard, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as well as Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries. But Encyclopedia is the one the kids, as well as I, wanted to listen to again. Of course the second time through you know what will happen and you HOPEFULLY solve the mysteries along with Encyclopedia.
We are anxiously awaiting volume 2. Get this for the your kids. You will not regret it!

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Fun for everyone

We love this selection! It's fun for our seven year old and her little brother (age 5). If you want to be interactive they have paused between the mystery and the solution -- so you can stop the story for a discussion. Great for repeat listenings. Good narration and sound quality.

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Lots of Fun

These short mysteries are great for the younger listener (5-8). Even after hearing the stories a few times, my 2 still like to accompany Encyclopedia on his detective work. Good narrator.

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fantastic!

Encyclopedia Brown was a favorite of mine from my childhood, so I was very excited to discover this audiobook to share with my nieces. Very entertaining- they love listening to the mysteries!

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Still fun after all these years!

I enjoyed reading Encyclopedia Brown when I was in elementary school, and now my daughter does too. This audio version allows us to match wits on car trips. Each story is short, so even if we're just headed to the grocery store, we can usually get one in.

I just wish they'd offer more of these books on Audible!

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No Mystery Why I Loved This...

I remember finding this book in the bargain bin of my elementary school library. It had a very beat up cover, and a well worn pages. I bought it for $1.00 and read it over and over. Now I admit that even though I'm "all grown up" this was truly a good pick for myself.

I really enjoyed this Audible book. And I've given it 5 stars not only for the ol' trip down memory lane but for the quality of narration by Jason Harris, who really makes me feel like I'm back in the 1960s.

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Bite sized reading

Great thing about Encyclopedia Brown is that they're all bite-sized stories that can draw in the reluctant reader. Kids love the good vs. bad aspect, all done in a fun, thought-provoking way. Each case provides a chance for a child to challenge themselves, as they try to figure out which clues point to the solution to the crime.

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Childhood favorite

I remember these characters from my childhood reading. I loved them then and I loved them now, and I’m 44! Lol The narration was wonderful, well read, the different character voices were really well done. Short enough for children to stay interested. Good for all ages.

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Narration is monotonous and boring

I loved the Encyclopedia Brown stories as a kid, and my kids do, too, but the narration of this was very repetitive, boring and monotonous, unfortunately.

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great book for all ages.

great book for all ages. moves fast and is easy to listen to. contains several cases, so if you find one case a bore - you don't have wait long for the next exciting case