Extended Audio Sample

Download Secrets at Sea Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Secrets at Sea Audiobook, by Richard Peck Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (672 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Peck Narrator: Jayne Entwistle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9780307968272
Regular Price: $14.00 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $13.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Helena is big-sister mouse to three younger siblings, living a snug and well-fed life within the ancient walls of the Cranston family home. When the Cranston humans decide to sail away to England to find a husband for one of their daughters, the Cranston mice stow away in the name of family solidarity.
  And so begins the scamper of their lives as Helena, her siblings, and their humans set sail on a life-changing voyage into the great world of titled humans . . . and titled mice, and surprise endings for all. The masterful Richard Peck brings all of his talents to this tale of two branches of an American family, set on the eve of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. There are plenty of laughs and thrills, and of course there’s a ship’s cat too. Will our Cranston heroes squeak by, or will they go entirely overboard?

Download and start listening now!

BK_LILI_001400

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Posten | 1/28/2014

    " I liked this okay but I have no idea who it's for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this one! It was a cute tale, perfect for reading aloud. Loved the humor and characters. It would probably be a better recommendation for girls than boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 12/27/2013

    " This is not a book my 10-year-old daughter picked up to read on her own when I left it lying around, so we read it aloud. She's now asking about other books by Richard Peck. She especially liked the narrator's voice and the proverbs and cat idioms she uses. It had us both laughing at the upstairs-downstairs, silly class-consciousness of both mice and humans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Mari | 12/24/2013

    " Let me start with Samantha enjoyed this book. I was lukewarm for a long while into it. I found it repetative and the protagonist mouse, Helena, a bit whiney. But I gave it a full CD and it got better. While still repetative, Helena really blossoms into a character that you can like and admire. It is a simple story without many twists and turns, but it is straightforward with a sweet ending that left a smile on my face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 12/21/2013

    " If I was on the Newbery committee, this would be my choice. Well written, funny, well developed characters, and a bit of fairy tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 12/18/2013

    " Fun historical fiction, with a heroine who reminds me a bit of Miss Bianca in the RESCUERS books. As a kid I adored that series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 12/17/2013

    " It's a good choice on audio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/11/2013

    " I enjoyed it, but am not sure my students would. The vocabulary and historical context may be a litte over their heads. "

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

    " Sweet, fun story about four mice on the adventure of a lifetime. Nice historical details as they travel by ship at the time of Queen Victoria's Jubilee. Highly recommend for young readers. Lovely illustrations, as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 9/25/2013

    " Richard Peck is one of my favorite authors! Loved meeting him here at Plum Creek. You can see his humor shining through on every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 9/4/2013

    " i was a bit annoyed at first with the constant repeating of certain phrases in the first 20 pages. that aside, the book was fantastic. i was chuckling out loud throughout the book. good for anyone who liked the tales of despeaux. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha Netoff | 4/11/2013

    " possible Newbery award nominee 2012 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith Hough | 9/4/2012

    " I have to remember this title to recommend to young, advanced readers. Lovely writing (no surprise, it's Richard Peck!) and a very cute story. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Richard PeckRICHARD PECK was recently hailed as "America's best living author for young adults" by the Washington Post. with 27 previous YA novels to his credit, he has won almost every children's book award. In 2002, he became the first children's author ever to have been awarded a National Humanities Medal.
About the Narrator

Jayne Entwistle is an award-winning audiobook narrator. She has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for her outstanding performance for the Flavia de Luce series. A native of the UK, she now lives in Los Angeles.