• Encyclopedia Brown

  • Boy Detective
  • By: Donald J. Sobol
  • Narrated by: Jason Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (103 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Civil War sword...

A watermelon stabbing...

Missing roller skates...

A trapeze artist's inheritance...

And an eyewitness who's legally blind!

These are just some of the 10 brain-twisting mysteries that Encyclopedia Brown must solve by using his famous computerlike brain. Try to crack the cases along with him!

©2008 Donald J. Sobol (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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great, brief mysteries....great voice talent

My 10 & 12 year old girls still love these books. When we're crafting or working with our hands, we play audiobooks. They love thinking through the storyline to hypothesize on the solution. Great vocal talent, too. The chapters/mysteries are brief enough to keep their attention, while the collection serves as a fun mental exercise at a good pace. EB stands the test of time!

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AWESOME BOOK<br /><br /><br /><br />

AWESOME! !!!!!!
HOW CAN THIS BE SO AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE THE CASE OF THE CHAMPION EGG
SPINNER!!!!

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5 year old

my son loves these stories. he will bring a chair around and sit directly in front of the speakers to listen.

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Best book in california.

This is a good book because it is very intriguing. I love the mysteries because they're not too hard and not too easy to solve. The main character is interesting because he is smart and has a good sense of humor.

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This has been one of my favorite books that I have ever read. It was filled with a bunch of mysteries and I loved trying to find out who did the crime before Encyclopedia did.

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Nostalgic, but dated!!

Nostalgia from childhood, but a lot of this content shows its era. HIPA violations, fights and some other stuff that might take some explaining/discussion in a classroom. I haven't decided if my classes will be listening or not!

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Challenging

Brings out the boy detective in you and challenges your ability to picture the scenes

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Great resources for ESL!

Any additional comments?

For the sake of the students who are studying English, I hope all the series would be published.

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Great Jumpstart to Reading!

My son was having a hard time getting excited about reading chapter books. I got this audio book and had him read along in the printed copy. He read straight through and loved it! Encyclopedia Brown was always one of my favorites when I was young. It's great to see how timeless and inspiring these books are for young readers. Everyone loves a good mystery!