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Download The Ghost Writer Secret: The Brixton Brothers, Book 2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (214 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mac Barnett Narrator: Arte Johnson Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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Steve Brixton is America's next great kid detective (and now he has his own agency to prove it)....

When 12-year-old detective Steve Brixton gets a call that the Fairview diamond has gone missing, there are only two things to do: grab his new business cards and take the case!

But Steve quickly learns there's an even bigger mystery afoot.

MacArthur Bart, a.k.a. Steve's hero, a.k.a. the author of the Bailey Brothers Mysteries series, has been kidnapped! With the man who taught him everything he knows about sleuthing in trouble, Steve and his best chum, Dana, know they must stage a daring rescue.... Once they find out where Bart is... and who took him... and why.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie (Klickitat) | 2/15/2014

    " Totally ace! Perhaps a bit convoluted but builds nicely on the stakes of its predecessor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayne | 1/31/2014

    " I am a big fan of the Brixton Brothers. A bit unbelievable, but full of action and a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 1/26/2014

    " I was sad that the librarians didn't feature in this one, but the conceit is still very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/13/2014

    " Outstanding choice for listening -- the whole family enjoyed this one. Arte Johnson does a great job narrating Barnett's oh so funny text. I like it even though I also like smooth jazz! ;) As soon as we finished, they asked if the next book was out yet. Steve is clever and resourceful, Rick is not, and Dana proves himself a true chum once again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 1/11/2014

    " This book is AMAZING! I was following the story and read so many unexpected turns and twist to being a dective,I think I know who would be perfet for this book. "

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

    " My son and I listened to this and the first audiobook in the car and he LOVED both of them. I nice introduction into detective fiction - definitely not "hardboiled." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 11/26/2013

    " Kooky boy mystery fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky | 11/8/2013

    " An entertaining read for young readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 10/31/2013

    " Daughter loved this one, too. It did give her a bad dream, though, so must've been more exciting than the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 10/10/2013

    " Another great entry in this series. So funny and smart and action-packed. Mac Barnett is always clever and I love when he works with Adam Rex! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 5/11/2013

    " This one is as funny as the first. The joke will get old within the next 1 or 2 titles...just like with MT Anderson's Amazing Tales...but it'll be a fun ride while it lasts :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 1/24/2013

    " He is at it again! This time, Steve's friend Dana joins in on the action as the two set off to find out who kidnapped MacArthur Bart, Steve's favorite author. Lots of twists and turns, that I did not even anticipate, and good clean humor! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 11/18/2012

    " Love the books within a book device. Fast pace, good adventure/mystery, and a good series to recommend to middle elementary guys, especially slow readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 10/7/2012

    " It was okay, but not as funny as I had hoped. Maybe the narrator didn't do it justice. Or maybe I just had high hopes for a riotously funny book from Mac Barnett and it fell short. Not bad, just not as funny as I had hoped... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 8/27/2012

    " I was hoping the Librarians would be back. So I was a little disappointed but still enjoyed the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 5/25/2012

    " Good old Steve Brixton. On the one hand, he's kind of dense, because he deeply believes that the Bailey Brothers universe can exist in the 21st century (heck, it was a biiig stretch in the previous century). And yet, he is a very insightful--and ace--detective. Looking forward to volume 3. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara | 5/14/2012

    " This book was hilarious. I'm sure I looked like an idiot driving in my car by myself laughing hysterically. I can't wait to listen to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 3/10/2012

    " Awesome! Not to mention twists and turns right and left. Absoulutely hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 10/31/2011

    " Still funny series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily I. | 6/17/2011

    " I thought this book was full of adventure. And for a kid Steve Brixton goes through A LOT of danger and bad guys!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 5/10/2011

    " I was hoping the Librarians would be back. So I was a little disappointed but still enjoyed the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 2/22/2011

    " It was okay, but not as funny as I had hoped. Maybe the narrator didn't do it justice. Or maybe I just had high hopes for a riotously funny book from Mac Barnett and it fell short. Not bad, just not as funny as I had hoped... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/6/2011

    " This book is pretty amusing, in a grim kinda way. I mean, it's like the Hardy Boys that's more set in the present, with overreacting. Quite amusing, as I said before. I suggest for people less than 10 years of age to read this. Otherwise, nah. I really mean it. ? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayne | 1/14/2011

    " I am a big fan of the Brixton Brothers. A bit unbelievable, but full of action and a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/30/2010

    " When a series crime is solved in the first chapter, you know the Brixton Brothers detective agency is back in business. Complete with convincing disguises, high-speed chases, and successful snooping, The Ghost Writer Secret fits right in to the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swimmergirl | 12/30/2010

    " I really liked this book.You really have to expect the unexpected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 12/18/2010

    " I was sad that the librarians didn't feature in this one, but the conceit is still very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/16/2010

    " This is a book that does not take itself seriously. Wonderfully funny and slightly cheesy (in a good way). It will be interesting where the third one goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 10/12/2010

    " This one is as funny as the first. The joke will get old within the next 1 or 2 titles...just like with MT Anderson's Amazing Tales...but it'll be a fun ride while it lasts :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/21/2010

    " A fast read, and enjoyable. Did not see the twist near the end, but I should have. Nice mystery similar to Hardy Boys but with more humor. "

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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.