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Download It Happened on a Train: Brixton Brothers, Book 3 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mac Barnett Narrator: Arte Johnso Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Retired private detective and current seventh grader Steve Brixton has a new career: taking out the garbage on Wednesdays for five bucks a week. But it's hard to leave the old game behind, and on a train trip down the California coast, Steve finds himself pulled back into sleuthing. Soon he's in over his head in four feet and eleven inches of mystery involving a fleet of priceless automobiles, a deadly assassin (or maybe just a faulty lock on a sauna door), and a secret train car filled with intrigue. Plus there's a girl involved, which complicates everything. I mean she's just Steve's friend. And really, they barely even know each other. It's not like they're boyfriend or girlfriend or anything, okay?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ratforcekids | 1/31/2014

    " This is the third book in the Brixton Brothers Mysteries. The first one is The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity and the second one is The Ghostwriter Secret. Full of mystery and fun adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brett | 1/30/2014

    " Continues to be a very entertaining send-up of the Hardy Boys & other such antiquated but well-loved mystery series for kids. Mac Barnett's comedy will have adults chuckling as well as kids - but for slightly different reasons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenn | 1/22/2014

    " My 3rd grader loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessica | 1/22/2014

    " Not many middle grade novels begin with a hero who is disillusioned, retired and taking out the trash. But that is how we meet Steve Brixton in the third installment of the Brixton Brothers Mysteries. This light-hearted spoof of old mystery books brings us a twelve year-old former detective who no longer wants to play the game. Of course, mysteries can't help but fall in his lap. This one involves car thieves, a train, a young lady (who is NOT his girlfriend!), kidnapping, questionable decision making by our hero, wildly convenient coincidences, lots of danger and occasional puns. If you have read the previous books in the series, you know what to expect. Amusing particularly to kids who have been immersed in the Hardy Boys lore. You will want to start at the beginning of the series as they make several references to previous cases, and the characters and relationships are already well-established. Fun and silly, reminiscent of M. T. Anderson's Whales on Stilts: M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales. I found myself laughing out loud a few times while reading this book. "

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