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3.00095969289827 out of 53.00095969289827 out of 53.00095969289827 out of 53.00095969289827 out of 53.00095969289827 out of 5 3.00 (2,084 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ron Roy Narrator: David Pittu Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The A to Z Mysteries Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9780739362501
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A is for Author... 
In the first book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green lawn. Wonder of wonders, Wallace says yes! In fact, the famous writers says the the only way he won't come is if he's kidnapped. But when the big day comes, Wallis Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink knows better. It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find Wallace - before it's too late!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Averywhite | 2/19/2014

    " this was the best out of all my book. When they where bbeimg gualable . and how mr. or shold i say ms.www was really a women and her broter took her place and he act like he was tooken "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoNaSLUVA | 2/7/2014

    " good elementary school book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/4/2014

    " The Absent Author, a transitional book illustrated by John Steven Gurney, tells the story of Dink and his friends as they try to solve the mystery of the missing author who goes missing after Dink invites him to town. This work includes black and white illustrations every few pages, and does a good job of separating the story into logical chapters. Also fun are clues that are given throughout the story, which will give more advanced readers a chance to solve the mystery before the characters do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 1/19/2014

    " This is the first book in the A-Z Mysteries. I read it with my youngest. Really fun mysteries for kids. I'm sure we'll read all the way to Z! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TamTam | 1/18/2014

    " We enjoyed this book. Though I did have to edit some of it... There's a part that someone's pretend kidnapped. But I don't want to scare my child with all the details (no there weren't many...but still) about the pretend kidnap. But other than that, it was a nice little mystery. I plan on having us read more from the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samriddhi | 1/10/2014

    " this is such an interesting book "

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

    " My kids loved this series! Great for young readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Weibel | 12/8/2013

    " Guy read four of these books today, because he loves 'em so much...they are fun stories with good plot. Thumbs up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/19/2013

    " This was fun and engaging, fairly readable. A good recommendation for parents wanting their children to move into fiction. After this, try some of the fatter mysteries: Bunnicula, Cam Jansen, Encyclopedia Brown. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 7/23/2013

    " I like this book because it was cool how the author of the book was missing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rowlak5 | 6/22/2013

    " This was my first chapter book read-a-loud this school year. We finished on a library day. When my students returned from the library, half of them had checked out A to Z mysteries. Needless to say, it was a raving hit! Class voted and we will be reading The Bald Bandit next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 6/17/2013

    " A great start to a fun series for girls and boys, 2nd/3rd grade :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance | 6/1/2013

    " This series came to me recommended by others in the Grow-a-Reader Bookbox. I agree. Good first mystery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 PJ | 4/13/2013

    " This is truly a good mystery book for the young reader ready for chapter books. Three children go to a book signing only to find out the author has been kidnapped. The three children set out to find the author only to find a surprise that solves the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ratforcekids | 2/1/2013

    " Searching for a good mystery series? Look no further than the A to Z Mysteries by Ron Roy. These fast-paced stories will keep you hooked all the way through the alphabet. The series begins with The Absent Author. Available in audiobook format. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/24/2013

    " Nicole said she likes this series even better than the "Magic Treehouse" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolina | 9/20/2012

    " good bookkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 8/25/2012

    " Love these books... Great read-aloud for my 5 year old son. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 7/24/2012

    " LOL!!! MAVIS GREEN IS WALLIS WALLIS! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annisaa S. | 1/11/2012

    " i love this book it is so mysterious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kandee | 12/25/2011

    " Good reading for a change of pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 10/28/2011

    " o.k. but not the best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Blaine | 10/21/2011

    " Emily loves these books, and I picked this one up to see why she found them so entertaining. It was a fun read. I highly recommend reading what your kids like. It gives a different look into their personalities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi Murphy | 10/10/2011

    " This is a super fun mystery with a twist that caught me by surprise! I knew something wasn't adding up, but couldn't put my finger on it. I read this with my kindergarten aged son and he loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Averywhite | 7/20/2011

    " this was the best out of all my book. When they where bbeimg gualable . and how mr. or shold i say ms.www was really a women and her broter took her place and he act like he was tooken
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 7/3/2011

    " I read this one to my grandson and we both enjoyed following Dink and his pals while they find out what happened to Dink's favorite author during his visit to Dink's hometown. This will be a good series for him to read on his own, too, if he's so inclined. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichole | 3/29/2011

    " I liked this book. It is good for middle elementary school students who like mysteries. I would use it as a free read book in my classroom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Savannah | 3/18/2011

    " I got all 26 of these books for $2 a piece. I can see why the kiddos would like these books. Definitely kid-friendly and I think it would be a really exciting mystery for the young folks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leokids | 2/14/2011

    " A-Z Mysteries has been one of Ian's favorite series (age 7/8). He wanted to own them all, and still doesn't want to get rid of them, even though he hasn't touched them for several months. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoey | 11/8/2010

    " i think it is a really good book compared to other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 8/23/2010

    " This is a super fun mystery with a twist that caught me by surprise! I knew something wasn't adding up, but couldn't put my finger on it. I read this with my kindergarten aged son and he loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/12/2010

    " Caitlin loved this book--it's the first in the A to Z Mysteries series. The three main characters are Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Dink invited his favorite author to come to his city and he doesn't show up at the book signing, so the kids solve the mystery of what happened to Wallis Wallace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/10/2010

    " This was fun and engaging, fairly readable. A good recommendation for parents wanting their children to move into fiction. After this, try some of the fatter mysteries: Bunnicula, Cam Jansen, Encyclopedia Brown. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 9/8/2008

    " My kids loved this series! Great for young readers. "

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About the Author
Author Ron Roy

Ron Roy is the author of the popular A to Z Mysteries series, the Capital Mysteries series, and the Calendar Mysteries series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Connecticut.

About the Narrator

David Pittu is an American actor known primarily for his work on the New York stage, in both plays and musicals. He is also a writer and director and a member of the Atlantic Theater Company. He has twice been nominated for a Tony Award.