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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,899 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elise Broach Narrator: Jenny Ikeda Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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This Junior Library Guild selection by Elise Broach is sure to become a favorite of all young sleuths. Sixth-grader Hero is captivated by the stories about her new home, especially the mystery of the missing million-dollar diamond and a 500-year-old necklace. As she searches for clues to their whereabouts she stumbles upon another perplexing question: Who was the real William Shakespeare? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 2/19/2014

    " This was a clever way to introduce the theory that Edward de Vere wrote the Shakespeare plays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 2/16/2014

    " Reread. I still really enjoyed this book and think that middle school students would really enjoy this mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 2/13/2014

    " Shakespeare's Secret combines knowledge of Shakespeare intertwined with an entertaining plotline of Hero, the main character. She's named after someone in A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, and her family moves a lot. She gets sucked into a mystery of an old diamond pertaining to Shakespeare, and the cutest boy in school just happens to want to help. One question lies above all this: What is Shakespeare's big secret? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renata | 2/13/2014

    " This was an awesome book. If you have read Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet you will like this.I actually preferred this to Chasing Vermeer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francisca Cruz | 2/11/2014

    " Such a wonderful book, I read it when I was in middle school. It brings back memories :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Gold | 2/7/2014

    " This is one book I'll remember. The plot was good; I loved how the ending was unexpected (to me, at least, haha). I also liked how it sounded like it was from a real kid's perspective and not like an adult trying to sound like a kid. I think the best part, though, were the actual words in the story. Broach has an amazing vocabulary and she put just the right amount of it in the book, not too little and not too much (because I've found that, although a wide vocabulary is always nice, it's much better to keep things balanced and have the reader focus on the storyline instead of the composition.) Thumbs up. This book was great. I'm looking forward to reading more of Broach's books. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Imogen | 1/25/2014

    " It was good but i didnt like how they added fiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Usha | 1/3/2014

    " A mystery that will have you thinking about what really happened in real life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 12/29/2013

    " Fantastic! Loved it! Couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily M. | 12/24/2013

    " It is a good mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taylor | 12/21/2013

    " good, the necklace is coming into play. what next intargatetion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Syd | 12/14/2013

    " Nonstop mystery, I actually felt like I was solving the mystery of the Murphy Diamond with them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 12/11/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one. I didn't know there was any controversy about who wrote shakespear's plays- apparently there is. Fast read- very entertaining I thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Makeda | 12/10/2013

    " This book was more of a mysterious novel. Some parts were really scary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 10/24/2013

    " Shakespeare's secret isa wonder tale. It has the perfect mix of suspence, mystery, and comedy. Just when you think you've figured out the plot,something completly diffrent happens. This was a easy yet enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 10/7/2013

    " a little slow at first but then amazing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 6/20/2013

    " A cute read with a mystery to solve and little historical fiction thrown in. The references to Tudor England, King Henry the VIII, his wives and the controversy surrounding the "real" Shakespeare made this even more interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten Murphy | 12/10/2012

    " I love this book! It peaked my interest about Shakespeare. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 12/4/2012

    " listened to audio cassettes...helped make my potentially boring inventory experience more enjoyable...intriguing plot for kids interested in Shakespeare or in mysteries "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keirwin | 9/24/2012

    " Great mystery for kids and kids at heart! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 9/15/2012

    " Very fun approach to the question of Shakespeare's true identity. Definitely a worthy Caudill book nominee! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reagan | 8/2/2012

    " i am absolutely loving this book. if you are intrigued by amazing mysteries, shocking Hero's, and brilliant twists thru out a book, you will love Shakespeare's Secret. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alysia | 4/24/2012

    " It was super good and involved a lot of really interesting English history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannette | 3/15/2012

    " Wonderfully written, my nine year old daughter and I enjoyed reading this book together. We read this book because we loved Masterpiece and enjoyed it emensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spirit Stewart | 12/22/2011

    " so far its cool "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 8/19/2011

    " I listened to this on CD. I'd heard this narrator on other books and didn't like her, so I was surprised when I actually thought this book was pretty decent. Good for more upper middle grade readers (although I think it's YA). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 naira | 7/30/2011

    " this book is awesome. if your someone who loves mystery yo will love yhis book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 5/12/2011

    " I have read Shakespeare's Secret about 3 time and I enjoyed reading it more than the last time. "

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

    " This is an awesome book! I love it! I have a review of it on my blog so go read it! haha :] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 5/5/2011

    " great book for kids - involves friendships, moving, working with the elderly and siblings. The boys really enjoyed it and it ended with a twist which always makes a book good!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendall | 3/29/2011

    " This was the best book I have read in a LONG time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mena | 3/8/2011

    " Very fun book to teach - my efl students love it despite it's challenges to their vocabulary and cultural understanding. So many great extension options and so many non-fiction enrichment possibilities! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 3/5/2011

    " The second best book I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alysia | 2/17/2011

    " It was super good and involved a lot of really interesting English history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 naira | 2/7/2011

    " this book is awesome. if your someone who loves mystery yo will love yhis book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitxi | 2/5/2011

    " I loved thihs book so much! I love how the main character's finds his way to the diamond and how she falls for a guy in the process! I will recommend this book to everyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chloe | 2/1/2011

    " This book was so good, an exciting twist in each page, i could not choose weither i wished Danny kissed Hero or not!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 1/27/2011

    " Wonderful how the fictional and historical connections were weaved together. Very creative. From Anne Boleyn to Shakespeare to a stolen diamond and the troubles of school. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/18/2011

    " Had some good parts but also some slow parts. Near the end was better because a lot of surprises were happening, things that made me exclaim out loud. Masterpiece by Broach is much better. Granted, this book was her first. "

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About the Author

Elise Broach is the author of the acclaimed novel Shakespeare’s Secret, as well as several picture books. She lives in Easton, Connecticut, with her family.