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Publisher's Summary

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.

The first clue is an anonymous diary, its entries in a handwriting difficult to decipher. Who dropped the diary? Was it the stranger Nancy saw running away from the fire? What was he doing there? Finding out how Nancy discovers the answers to these questions makes for another exciting Nancy Drew mystery.

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©1990, 1962, 1932 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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  • C. Telfair
  • Shepherdstown, WV, United States
  • 06-23-12

Laura Linney Deserves an Award

The Nancy Drew series is not "The Hunger Games," and many young girls today will find it pretty mundane and unexciting. The authors who were Carolyn Keene in their day do not give us great literature here.

That said, I recommend the Nancy Drew books narrated by Laura Linney. She brings an uncritical freshness and enthusiasm to the old chestnuts! It would be great for a mother or grandmother who was a fan to share this listen with a daughter or granddaughter.

They also make for great before-bed listening, and I mean that in the best way. Forget your cynicism and the problems of the modern world and curl up with Nancy and Laura.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Still my favorite...

These audio books have been a lifesaver while recovering from a concussion, because I can't read. Laura Linney is the best of the ND narrators... Wish she would do the whole series.

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!WOS!

What did you love best about The Clue in the Diary?

<br/><br/>the little girl honny

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

<br/><br/>the house bursting into flames

What about Laura Linney’s performance did you like?

<br/><br/>it was good

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

<br/><br/>no

Any additional comments?

<br/><br/>I recomend it and other Nancy Drew books

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a good clue

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

yes, it a pretty good plot. a good book for children. <br/>

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.

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more Laura Linney readings please!

Sharp witted, and refreshingly clever Nancy Drew comes to life read by Laura Linney. Please please read more of these, you just can't compare others readers to this quality.

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Best one yet says my 9 y/o son

Nancy Drew is always refreshing and gives a chance to share with my young children what it was like before cell phones! We love the voice of the narrator and the expression she uses with the different characters. We enjoy the certain happy endings and excitement of the story lines.

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Pretty good.

I have no complaints about the narrator, Laura Linney. She is a great reader and engages the audience very well. And the background music adds to the mystery and excitement. I only gave this 4 stars though because the storyline wasn't my favorite. It was catchy in the beginning, but as the case progressed, it became a little dull. Still, a good, entertaining way to spend 2+ hours of your time. I recommend it.

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  • Reginald pelle
  • 01-22-15

Exemplary!

The narrator in this story, was extremely good. The best part was, when every situation, that causes a moment of intrigue or suspense, adds another complex to the next episode and onward. Nancy Drew is the best!

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  • Heidi
  • 10-07-14

daughter disappointed

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Think its for younger children my daughter is 13 yrs

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

she didn't finish it

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

Can't say

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment that my daughter didn't enjoy it

Any additional comments?

i have such found memories of Nancy drew .... maybe times have changed