13 Little Blue Envelopes Audiobook, by Maureen Johnson Play Audiobook Sample

13 Little Blue Envelopes Audiobook

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Read By: Emily Durante Publisher: HarperTeen Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Little Blue Envelope Series Release Date: December 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062067814

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

13

Longest Chapter Length:

69:47 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:34 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:41 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

21

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Publisher Description

New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s funny, heartbreaking, and utterly romantic tale gets a great new cover!

Ginny Blackstone never thought she’d spend her summer vacation backpacking across Europe. But that was before she received the first little blue envelope from Aunt Peg.

This letter was different from Peg’s usual letters for two reasons:

1. Peg had been dead for three months.

2. The letter included $1000 cash for a passport and a plane ticket.

Armed with instructions for how to retrieve twelve other letters Peg wrote—twelve letters that tell Ginny where she needs to go and what she needs to do when she gets there—Ginny quickly finds herself swept away in her first real adventure. Traveling from London to Edinburgh to Amsterdam and beyond, Ginny begins to uncover stories from her aunt’s past and discover who Peg really was. But the most surprising thing Ginny learns isn’t about Peg . . . it’s about herself.

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes.

Look for the sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope!

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"This was a good sequel to Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes. I would have given it 5 stars but I one of the characters really got on my nerves. Overall it is a sweet book. "

— Isaac (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “This is a fascinating novel. Ginny...is a likable character and readers will be envious of her trip. The letters are intriguing and propel the reader through the novel; you want to know what she will have to do next.” 

    — Children’s Literature
  • “Equal parts poignant, funny, and inspiring, with a delicious fairytale ending.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Readers will...willingly accompany Ginny through her sensitive, authentically portrayed experiences—uncomfortable, lonely, giddy, and life changing—as she pieces together family mysteries and discovers herself.” 

    — Booklist
  • “[A] whirlwind adventure...the novel drives home the importance of family, love, and the value of connections that you make with people.”

    — School Library Journal
  • “Johnson’s writing is sophisticated and humorous, her characterizations pitch perfect...A sure hit.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 2005
  • A Fall 2005 Book Sense Pick
  • A 2006 New York Public Library Book for Teens

13 Little Blue Envelopes Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 53.88888888888889 out of 5 (3.89)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 3.5/5 stars. For me, more enjoyable than the first in the series, especially since Keith was not my favorite love interest ever. "

    — Jennifer, 5/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this one hit me hard. I was totally surprised (and pleased!) with the outcome. "

    — Joyce, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It's rare I like a sequel more than the first book. In this case I think the second book is much better than the first. "

    — Rachael, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was a lovely surprise. I never thought of another book. But it made sense and it was quite magical. "

    — faeriecrone, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Just finished this charming book. I really enjoyed the first book, 13 Little Blue Envelopes and was looking forward to the sequel. It didn't disappoint. It is light reading but fun and full of international adventures and unexpected relationships. I thought it was a fun read. "

    — Susan, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I started this book and wasn't liking it, but then I enjoyed it more than the first. I love surprises! "

    — Wendy, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really liked the first book, but I found this book mostly frustrating throughout, and the ending, though I liked it, did not make up for the overall depressing nature of the majority of the book. "

    — Jo, 5/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not as compelling as the first book was, and the ending left me a little maudlin. Maybe Maureen Johnson will write a third book in a few years that will leave me feeling more complete. "

    — caitlin, 5/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very light duty, but a fun read. "

    — Ellie, 5/6/2011

About Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson is the bestselling author of several novels for young adults, including the Truly Devious series and the Shades of London series, among others. She has also penned collaborative works, such as Let It Snow with John Green and Lauren Myracle and The Bane Chronicles with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, BuzzFeed, and the London Guardian, and she has also served as a scriptwriter for EA Games. She has an MFA degree in writing from Columbia University.

About Emily Durante

Emily Durante has been narrating audiobooks for over ten years and is also an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook director. She has been acting since the age of seven and has performed in a number of stage productions at the professional, collegiate, and regional levels.