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Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Charlotte Parry Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Harriet Bean Series Release Date: July 2018 ISBN: 9781436145169
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New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith launches a humorous mystery series that’s sure to please children and their parents. Nine-year-old Harriet Bean can’t believe her ears. She has aunts-five of them! Why has her absent-minded father never mentioned them before? Armed with a faceless family portrait and musty old clues, Harriet begins the quest for her long-lost aunts. But are her detective skills sufficient to track down muscular Veronica, musical Harmonica, mysterious Majolica, and the mind-reading twins Japonica and Thessalonika?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreen | 1/4/2014

    " The story itself is cute, if fluffy, but Ms Rankin does a GREAT job with the illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/24/2013

    " A sweet and silly mystery, perfect for young mystery readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 12/23/2013

    " MCL. I liked the first and last chapters best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LJ | 12/22/2013

    " I love the relaxed plot and the interesting tall-taleish slant. Superb writing drew me in slowly and completely. My nine-year-old grandson really liked it, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/21/2013

    " What I learned: Imagination is a lovely thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/18/2013

    " I loved the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, so I had to check out what the author could do with a children's book. It was only ok. I must have been expecting too much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/16/2013

    " I loved the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, so I had to check out what the author could do with a children's book. It was only ok. I must have been expecting too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhubarb | 12/13/2013

    " Love this character! A girl who DOES things and has adventures and is not in any way related to fairies! Hooray! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Treasure | 11/25/2013

    " Lovely short little books in a series. The plots move quickly, all the characters are memorable and quirky, and setting is a bit magical in the way that all good children's books are. Great read aloud or for mid-elementary readers, girls in particular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 11/15/2013

    " We listened to the sound recording of this story. It was fun, exciting and a great car story. Great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 9/8/2013

    " Clever fun read for mystery fans, not too scary and a nix mix of wackiness to season it. Read alone 8-10 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 8/23/2013

    " Written by the man who brought adults the Ladies Number 1 Detective Agency, this is a series that is good "

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

    " I read this to Ellie but I had to include it in my books because it's by one of my favorite authors. So funny and whimsical! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhubarb | 8/4/2013

    " Love this character! A girl who DOES things and has adventures and is not in any way related to fairies! Hooray! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 7/17/2013

    " We listened to the sound recording of this story. It was fun, exciting and a great car story. Great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 7/1/2013

    " I read this to Ellie but I had to include it in my books because it's by one of my favorite authors. So funny and whimsical! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mbjc | 6/6/2013

    " I love that my younger daughter, a non-reader, likes Alexander McCall Smith books and that she and I can each enjoy age-appropriate stories by the same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/5/2013

    " A sweet and silly mystery, perfect for young mystery readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 5/19/2013

    " Clever fun read for mystery fans, not too scary and a nix mix of wackiness to season it. Read alone 8-10 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 4/26/2013

    " This was pretty cute. I tried to read it aloud to my son, but found it hard to keep all the voices straight. While it's hard to believe that Harriet's dad could "forget" to tell her about his sisters, I like how Harriet tracks them all down. It's almost an advertisement for genealogy research! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mbjc | 4/15/2013

    " I love that my younger daughter, a non-reader, likes Alexander McCall Smith books and that she and I can each enjoy age-appropriate stories by the same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 4/14/2013

    " Written by the man who brought adults the Ladies Number 1 Detective Agency, this is a series that is good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/28/2012

    " Cute series by the popular adult author--and they're illustrated by a friend of mine, so buy them and read them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Treasure | 10/30/2012

    " Lovely short little books in a series. The plots move quickly, all the characters are memorable and quirky, and setting is a bit magical in the way that all good children's books are. Great read aloud or for mid-elementary readers, girls in particular. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeannie | 10/1/2012

    " Cute story for children. It won't hold the interest for an adult as his other books do, it's too simple, but kids would probably like it. I didn't feel the McCall Smith magic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreen | 4/28/2012

    " The story itself is cute, if fluffy, but Ms Rankin does a GREAT job with the illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LJ | 3/9/2012

    " I love the relaxed plot and the interesting tall-taleish slant. Superb writing drew me in slowly and completely. My nine-year-old grandson really liked it, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 10/9/2011

    " This was pretty cute. I tried to read it aloud to my son, but found it hard to keep all the voices straight. While it's hard to believe that Harriet's dad could "forget" to tell her about his sisters, I like how Harriet tracks them all down. It's almost an advertisement for genealogy research! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeannie | 8/27/2011

    " Cute story for children. It won't hold the interest for an adult as his other books do, it's too simple, but kids would probably like it. I didn't feel the McCall Smith magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/8/2010

    " What I learned: Imagination is a lovely thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 8/6/2010

    " MCL. I liked the first and last chapters best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 6/6/2010

    " Cute series by the popular adult author--and they're illustrated by a friend of mine, so buy them and read them! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeannie | 12/21/2009

    " Cute story for children. It won't hold the interest for an adult as his other books do, it's too simple, but kids would probably like it. I didn't feel the McCall Smith magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Treasure | 6/16/2009

    " Lovely short little books in a series. The plots move quickly, all the characters are memorable and quirky, and setting is a bit magical in the way that all good children's books are. Great read aloud or for mid-elementary readers, girls in particular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreen | 5/19/2009

    " The story itself is cute, if fluffy, but Ms Rankin does a GREAT job with the illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/18/2009

    " A sweet and silly mystery, perfect for young mystery readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mbjc | 3/7/2009

    " I love that my younger daughter, a non-reader, likes Alexander McCall Smith books and that she and I can each enjoy age-appropriate stories by the same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/10/2008

    " What I learned: Imagination is a lovely thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 8/12/2007

    " Cute series by the popular adult author--and they're illustrated by a friend of mine, so buy them and read them! "

About the Author

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

About the Narrator

Charlotte Parry is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. She made her Broadway debut in the 2000 Tony Award–winning revival of The Real Thing and has also appeared in stage productions of As You Like It, Pygmalion, and The Importance of Being Earnest. She has performed in several Broadway plays, including the revival of The Winslow Boy and The Importance of Being Earnest.