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3.00002417619612 out of 53.00002417619612 out of 53.00002417619612 out of 53.00002417619612 out of 53.00002417619612 out of 5 3.00 (41,363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louise Fitzhugh Narrator: Anne Bobby Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9781400085781
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Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • This is the book that made me want to be a writer. [Harriet] was the first fictional female character I ever came across who privileged her own truth above the expectations put on her as a little girl. Anna Holmes for Bookish.com
  • I don’t know of a better novel about the costs and rewards of being a truth teller, nor of any book that made more readers of my generation want to become fiction writers. I love the story of Harriet so much I feel as if I lived it. Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom and The Corrections
  • Harriet the Spy bursts with life. School Library Journal
  • The characterizations are marvelously shrewd. The Bulletin
  • A New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books 100 Years selection

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bradley T krist | 2/15/2014

    " This book, i think, was THE catalyst in my reading material in the forth grade. I remember every day looking forward to the story hour, then borrowing it , then finally owing it.After this book I moved on to the Judy blumes and such, leaving children's lit behind me. A life changer and one of my all time favorites "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 2/11/2014

    " I loved this book when I was a kid. I wanted to be a spy. I even bought a notebook to record all of my spying adventures. Turns out my life wasn't as exciting as Harriet's. But I still love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 2/3/2014

    " One of the first books I read that made me laugh out loud. A lot. One summer at Small Point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 2/2/2014

    " This is why I write. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 1/27/2014

    " When I was a little girl I loved this book so much that I felt inspired to start spying on all of my neighbors. I got in such trouble! It was worth it to have read such a wonderful book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 1/23/2014

    " This was one of the best books I ever read...at age 10, maybe? Harriet has independence, tenacity and adventure. Very fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa Spencer | 1/14/2014

    " My favorite book as a child. I WAS supposed to be a spy when I grew up! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trixi | 12/27/2013

    " Another great book for children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 12/1/2013

    " I was never much of a reader until high school. Thus, as a college girl I discovered these books and enjoyed them in my arrested development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josephine | 11/30/2013

    " I loved Harriet as a kid, and I have to say the book holds up. Engaging, funny, thoughtful. Hooray! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 11/18/2013

    " The first book that ever took me from reality and transported me to "somewhere else". I reread it and reread it and I think I ate tomato sandwiches for months. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shahidah | 11/11/2013

    " What an exhausting read! I don't know why I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to. Ole Golly was my favourite character and in a way I sorta hated everyone else. I didn't like the ending either :/ Maybe classics just don't do it for me mehhhh "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/22/2013

    " one of my all time favorites. I relate to Harriet more than any other fictional character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/30/2013

    " I read aloud this book to my ten year old daughter. I never remember reading this book myself. So it was equally suspenseful for both of us. Harriet did some REAL spying, very incredible. The book kept us engaged all the way to the end. Now we are reading part two, The Long Secret. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hans | 12/28/2012

    " I loved this book as a kid. It made me want to sport a hip-pack, collect random objects and write everything in a notebook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 8/12/2012

    " I never read this as a kid, though my friends liked it. My daughter and I read it together. She is 9. We both liked it. The characterization and narrative is charming and funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tina Theresa | 4/14/2012

    " I can't believe this is a classic. Harriet didn't learn anything except to lie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi Meredith | 4/3/2012

    " One of my favorite books as a child. One day, I'd love to own a house with a dumbwaiter! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misha | 1/29/2012

    " A much-beloved book during my pre-teen years. I loved Harriet. Loved her individualism and humor. Identified with the way she was always on the fringe of grade school society. I tried keeping a secret spy notebook like hers, but never put much in it. My classmates weren't all that interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 12/21/2011

    " I read this book repeatedly in elementary school. Repeatedly! I was always worried my own diary mifht be discovered. Its strange to think of my live of harriet and my career in journalism today. Reading the reviews on here I'm surprised at how men have read the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Dycus | 8/26/2011

    " This was my favorite book of all time when I was a child. I enjoyed it so much I had both my kids read it and when they made it a movie we had to see it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassa | 8/16/2011

    " I read this ages ago; upwards of a decade or more. I don't remember much from the actual book, but I do recall getting in some minor trouble after reading it by sneaking around taking notes on anything and everything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigayle | 7/22/2011

    " Cute book about a girl that records all of her thoughts about everybody. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misti | 7/8/2011

    " Another book I read repeatedly as a child. I think I liked how it elevated introvertedness to spy-hood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulina | 7/5/2011

    " This is, and will forever remain my all-time favourite book from my childhood. Harriet taught me the importance of thinking outside the box. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Honeybee | 5/23/2011

    " Borrowed from a girl in my bunk. Loved the movie when it first came out; the book was pretty good too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nora | 5/15/2011

    " Hard to choose a favorite from childhood but this is near the top of the list. Harriett's life and the way her mind seemed to work were endlessly fascinating to me. I read this book many, many times and never tired of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulina | 5/8/2011

    " This is, and will forever remain my all-time favourite book from my childhood. Harriet taught me the importance of thinking outside the box. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherif | 4/28/2011

    " It was a good book to me! I liked the storyline! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/27/2011

    " I have always wanted to be just like Harriet. I like this book because you feel as miserable as Harriet in the climax. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 4/21/2011

    " I love this book. It reminds me of my childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/14/2011

    " I fell in love with reading because of this book. My sister and I would hide around our neighborhood and write down our spy observations. We would read chapter by chapter and then recreate Harriet's adventures. This is a great book to inspire children and spark imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgesear | 4/13/2011

    " Harriet is a girl who knows her own mind and knows what she wants to do when she grows up -- be a writer. This book is charming for the view of gives of a bygone era: 1960's New York. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariana | 4/12/2011

    " good so far.i really like wat im reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nami | 3/31/2011

    " Great story of friendship, trust and mystery! "

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About the Author
Author Louise Fitzhugh

Louis Fitzhugh (1928–1974) was a children’s author and illustrator. She is best remembered for her Harriet the Spy books, which have been acclaimed as milestones of children’s literature.

About the Narrator

Anne Bobby has worked extensively in television and audiobook narration. Her acting credits include appearances on such television shows as Law & Order, As the World Turns, Mad About You, and Cop Rock. Among her narrations are the Katie Kazoo series by Nancy Krulik and the Harriet the Spy series by Louis Fitzhugh.