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Download The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity: The Brixton Brothers, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (964 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mac Barnett Narrator: Arte Johnson Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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Steve Brixton always wanted to be a detective...until he found out he already WAS one.

It all starts here: The thrilling story of Steve Bixton's first case. Our hero has a national treasure to recover, a criminal mastermind to unmask, and a social studies report due Monday - all while on the run from cops, thugs, and secret-agent librarians.

Since when can librarians rappel from helicopters? Does Steve have any brothers or sisters? If not, then why is this series called The Brixton Brothers? You will solve all these mysteries and many more by the time you finish The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity.

We think you'll agree: Steve Brixton's first adventure is his best adventure yet.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 meg | 1/30/2014

    " clever, funny, and exciting, this is a perfect parody/tribute to old school detective stories. it would have won me over even without the awesome library shout outs. can't wait for sequels! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather Thaler | 1/29/2014

    " This book was ok. It had some humorous parts, especially if you are a teacher or librarian. "

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

    " Great boy book, but I think girls would like the action, adventure as well. I know I want to be a secret agent librarian!!! Well, maybe not, but it could be fun to dream I could! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmine | 1/14/2014

    " Hilarious send up of the Hardy Boys mysteries. This is my new go-to series for 3-4th grade boys looking for a mystery to satisfy those genre reports. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luanne Hatcher | 1/7/2014

    " This is one of those books that the boys having a hard time finding something to read, will enjoy and ask for more. It is a mystery story full of humor and strange happenings. Steve, a 12 year-old, is a huge fan of the "Bailey Brothers Detective Handbook," and knows all its tips and tricks for real crime-solving. He ends up using those tips and tricks when he becomes involved in a real crime. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. "

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

    " Solid YA mystery. Not as funny as it perhaps thinks it is, but then again, I'm not 10 years old. Probably works better for the target audience than for adult YA lovers, which is not at all a bad thing. Still, fun and light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 12/15/2013

    " A funny, exciting parody of the Hardy Boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/15/2013

    " The library is not always what you think it is...read this book to discover why! Really cute and funny book. My daughter Hannah highly recommends it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 11/14/2013

    " I like this book because there were a lot of action parts where steve had to run away from people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Ammenti | 11/13/2013

    " I listened to this book on tape and thoroughly enjoyed the adventures of the Brixton Brothers or should I say Brixton Brother? Barnett's humor drives the book, connecting with readers at a variety of ages. This is the first of the series, let's hope for many more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Writer | 11/12/2013

    " Fun book. A witty, face-paced tweaking of the Hardy Boys-style boy mysteries. Can't wait for the second one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 10/30/2013

    " Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of librarians ruling the world, but I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to love it. Maybe with the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/25/2013

    " Very kitch-y. Great for boys whose Dads were Hardy Boys fans! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 9/20/2013

    " A good mystery with secret agent librarians that pokes fun at all the typical constructs of children's mysteries. Fans of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew should see the humor though adults will definitely be giggling through most of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Ralston | 6/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. It is on the Young Hoosier nominee list for 2012-13 school year. I like to read them before the students so we can discuss them together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/8/2013

    " Cute light hearted book with Steve (the detective) and lots of undercover librarians. Read by Arte Shaw who's voice just fits the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 11/17/2012

    " Really fun, and funny, and works very well as a sendup of/response to the Hardy Boys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 9/1/2012

    " This was a good chapter book mystery with lots of references to (and jokes based on) classic Hardy Boys mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 7/17/2012

    " This was already on my Kindle when I got it so I gave it a shot. Clever and funny and safe for all ages. If I had kids this would be on their list for sure, as I loved Encyclopedia Brown, Danny Dunn, Rick Brant, etc., when I was young. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen Foster | 9/15/2011

    " This book caught me. It was so good I never put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney | 9/3/2011

    " I am currently reading The Case Of The Case Of Mistaken Identity. (Brixton Brothers #1) by Mac Barnett. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 8/31/2011

    " This book is about Steve who is trying to solve the case of mistaken identity. One thing that happens to him in the story is he gets captured by Mr. E's henchmen. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. Manz | 7/7/2011

    " This is the funniest book I've read in a long time! I can't wait for the next one in the series to come out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anastasia Tuckness | 5/13/2011

    " This book was okay--really wacky. Amy Commers did a really nice review of the title that gives a good feel for it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 5/6/2011

    " A very funny read. The humor feels natural and unforced, just flowing from the author. A great book that any late elementary or middle school boy should find enjoyable. You might guess the ending of this funny mystery, but you'll never guess how it is solved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 4/16/2011

    " This book was really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/8/2011

    " I actually really liked this one...good combination of humor and mystery. Plus they have secret government agents posing as librarians! I think the students are going to really enjoy it. After talking to this editor's rep at TLA, he says the second book in the series is even better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Writer | 3/11/2011

    " Fun book. A witty, face-paced tweaking of the Hardy Boys-style boy mysteries. Can't wait for the second one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/8/2011

    " Hilarious! Take off on the Hardy Boys with great illustrations to compliment the story.Librarian secret agents, absolutely! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Km | 1/23/2011

    " The book was confusing. But I was addicted to it. It was a good mystery. My favorite part was when Steve announced that Mrs. Gilfeather was the criminal. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 1/19/2011

    " Not too impressed by this book, even by kids standards "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayne | 12/12/2010

    " What a great mystery for kids, boys especially. Hilarious, corny and I love it because of its portrayal of librarians.
    No spoilers from me. "

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About the Author
Author Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is the New York Times bestselling author of many books for children, including Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor and the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Excellence in Picture Books, and Battle Bunny, his New York Times bestselling picture book written with Jon Scieszka. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mystery novels.

About the Narrator

Arte Johnson is an award-winning narrator and an American comic actor who won an Emmy Award for his role in the television series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. His audiobook narations have won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he placed as a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration in 2003 and 2007.