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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Narrator: Tara Sands Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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While serving school detention in the soup kitchen at St. Mary's Church, Sammy finds herself the prime suspect in the theft of Father Mayhew's ivory cross. But there have been other robberies at the church recently, and as Sammy attempts to discover the real thief, all the suspects appear to be religious figures who are above suspicion. That is, until Sammy cuts through disguises to uncover an enormous heist! Of course, solving the mystery would be a lot easier if Sammy wasn't also trying to fend off dirty tricks from her arch-enemy, Heather, and helping her softball team to win the playoffs. Then there's the gospel-singing nuns known as the Sisters of Mercy....The excitement doesn't end in one of the funniest and feistiest adventures in the life of the inimitable Sammy Keyes!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mahathi | 2/10/2014

    " i liked the mystery of this book. i mean it wasn't too predictable but there were new things happening to the main chracter quickly which maintained the apce of the book. I definitely liked it, and it was mystery too. All ages can read this book and very fun to read too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/1/2014

    " Just enjoyable listening - I hear these in the car driving back and forth to work. She is a tenacious teenager and I like her spunk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 1/28/2014

    " Looking forward to the next one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 1/24/2014

    " I'm a total sucker for mystery. Good easy read, well written, and worth my time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/22/2014

    " A bit too predictable, but I liked the softball parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 1/19/2014

    " This one is my favorite. I don't know why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ravi | 1/10/2014

    " A sammy keyes book. now she meets a new girl named Holy who lives in a cardboard box "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 12/20/2013

    " Nuns gone bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Momo | 11/29/2013

    " Sammy is a smart girl, but attracts trouble. She gets blamed for a theft while trying to help, and almost gets killed by a girl who becomes one of her best friends. A great, hilarious book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 11/2/2013

    " I really like Sammy Keyes. She's tough & interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. | 10/25/2013

    " This book rambled at times but had a good underlying theme to it if it doesn't get lost in the ramble. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 colleen | 9/18/2013

    " Very predictable but still loving the characters. The is the book that introduces us to holly -- the main character in "runaway." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sella Thorne | 8/19/2013

    " i like these books- it's my favorite mystery series. the mysteries are really interesting, and sammy keyes is awesome. I love it when I find out who's the culprit a second before sammy does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 7/24/2013

    " A cute story, but not as engaging as the other Van Draanen books I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConwayCountyLibrary .org | 6/30/2013

    " (youth review) I didn't really understand this one. I liked the others in the series better. ~Kevin, 3rd grade, MIS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 6/26/2013

    " Wow, I am still amazed with these books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/31/2013

    " I really enjoy the Sammy Keyes Series it's a good mixture of humor, mystery, confusion, and just a middleschooler's every day life "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 2/27/2013

    " Good story and good reading of it, but I didn't like how the girls in the story were so mean to each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dru | 1/9/2013

    " More awesomeness from Sammy Keyes. In this book she befriends a runaway girl, explains why she loves being the catcher in softball and tracks down the church thief. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith Martin | 11/1/2012

    " This book was a good summer read. I don't usually like books this small and girly, but it was good, when I was in the right mood. Honestly, it was a little predictable for a mystery, though. but it O.K. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 10/17/2012

    " Sammy Keyes is my fictional role model. She's the reason I wear high tops. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 8/30/2012

    " A great mystery for the kids "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 8/26/2012

    " Sammy is a fantastic narrator, funny and thoughtful. The story was a nice mix of mystery and everyday life, and there were plenty of suspects to choose from. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean W. | 7/9/2012

    " The series begins to go somewhat downhill in the third, less-suspenseful entry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 6/30/2012

    " I didn't like this one nearly as much as 1, 3, or 4. Still a good book, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Anne | 6/23/2012

    " Another exciting adventure for Sammy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 5/3/2012

    " A little less interesting than the last 2 books, but the mystery was still there "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessy | 4/15/2012

    " really really good, like always---you always don't expect it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Canwen | 9/21/2011

    " Awesome book. Sammy Keyes is very clever and i love her because of that! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 5/11/2011

    " Good story and good reading of it, but I didn't like how the girls in the story were so mean to each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 colleen | 11/27/2010

    " Very predictable but still loving the characters. The is the book that introduces us to holly -- the main character in "runaway." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConwayCountyLibrary | 10/20/2010

    " (youth review) I didn't really understand this one. I liked the others in the series better. ~Kevin, 3rd grade, MIS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 10/10/2010

    " Sammy Keyes is my fictional role model. She's the reason I wear high tops. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigayle | 8/24/2010

    " Good- and weird at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/1/2010

    " Again, living along side of Sammy is a treat. Who would ever have guessed the ending of this one. One other thing I like about this whole series is that Sammy is no angel. She gets into more trouble in a book than I did in a year at her age. She lives and feels so real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Anne | 6/27/2010

    " Another exciting adventure for Sammy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/5/2010

    " Helping out at the local church lands Sammy in hot water, as per usual. Nuns, priests, and the quirky locals are all added to the list of suspects in this fun mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/27/2010

    " A cute story, but not as engaging as the other Van Draanen books I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 2/15/2010

    " Gives the back story of the main character in Runaway "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 11/30/2009

    " I really like Sammy Keyes. She's tough & interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Canwen | 7/21/2009

    " Awesome book. Sammy Keyes is very clever and i love her because of that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaide | 7/19/2009

    " cute, loved the ending. pretty fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spiderlily2 | 5/16/2009

    " i just got it at the book fair for a dollar and it was HILARIOUS. I mean its about nuns.. The best thing i think is that sammy calls their SUV a "nunmobile" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 4/27/2009

    " I thought nuns were 'souped to be nice!!! "

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About the Author
Author Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendelin Van Draanen is the author of many beloved and award-winning books. For middle graders, she’s written Swear to Howdy and the Sammy Keyes mystery series. For teens and tweens, there’s Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, and Runaway. And for younger readers, check out the Shredderman quartet and the Gecko and Sticky series.

About the Narrator

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is well known as the voice of Anna Kyoyama in Shaman King, Mokuba Kaiba in the English adaptation of the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, as well as Chase on Fighting Foodons. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in New Jersey, She studied theater at Hofstra University and has had a steady stream of voice acting work since high school. Much of her work is in anime dubbing, with multiple roles in such franchises as Slayers and Pokémon. She has also narrated numerous audiobooks, including Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes series and Ellen Potter’s Olivia Kidney series. In addition to providing voiceovers, she has appeared on-camera in commercials, including as the ‘Office Cheerleader’ in a series for Lipton’s Cup-a-Soup and television series, including, Everybody Hates Chris. She is also a successful television host whose credits include: Cartoon Network’s weekly block, Fridays and major red carpet premieres.