• The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

  • Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective, Book 1
  • By: Octavia Spencer
  • Narrated by: Octavia Spencer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

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The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

By: Octavia Spencer
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Publisher's summary

Meet Randi Rhodes, the world's first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle-grade series from Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder's Day Festival. But the festival's main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe holds the town's treasure, has gone missing.

Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee-inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect.

They have three days to find the treasure...the future of their whole town is at stake! Will these kids be able to save the day?

©2013 Octavia Spencer (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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Quick Hitting Adventure

It's rare to hear an author who can perform her own work, and Octavia Spencer is one of those extraordinary writers who can. Octavia's range of characters is impressive, their many quirks and personalities come to life through her voice. The story is a quick, fun ride that readers and listeners of the genre will like. The characters are empowering, their struggles to be taken seriously will resonate with anyone who has been, will be, or is currently in the middle grades.

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my daughter's say this is the best book ever!

it's amazing to listen to a middle grade fiction book as an adult and be immediately sucked into the story. The characters feel incredibly real and it very much reminds me of the Nancy Drew books that I couldn't get enough of it as a child. Octavia Spencer is the narrator is second to none. I highly recommend this if you love audio books or if you're trying to introduce your kids to audio books. They won't be able to get enough.

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Great family listening!

This was great for the whole family! My kids can't wait to listen to the next one!

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My 8-year old loved it

My 8-year old thought that the story was slow in the beginning but when things picked up it got really exciting. She says it’s a great read for girl who don’t want to read about damsels in distress.

We listened to the book in the car and I have to say I zoned out occasionally while it kept my daughter engaged. I loved the diversity of the characters and themes of friendship never get old.

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Two words. Octavia. Spencer.

Great mystery book for my third grader and Octavia is a joy to listen to!

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8 year old loved it

my 8 year old loves it so much. he said "loves it so much. leaves you hanging. dont listen to it at night when you are supposed to be sleeping" lol :)

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Really enjoyable, Octavia did an excellent job!

Can't wait until the next book, this was a great listen while on our road trip.

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So Mysterious

Our kids loved this. Twists and turns, some humor to go along with it. We really enjoyed listening to this together.

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A fun and encouraging story

"Randy" was sad and mad about her Mom dying and moving from the city to a small town. But once she got a purpose and a couple friends, she became a hero - to the town, her friends, and her dad. Loved it.

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Amazing story!!!!

Love this series! Book 1 was awesome! My 7 year old and I could not stop listening! The author was phenomenal at capturing the voices of the characters. Book 2 has already been added to our library!

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