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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,412 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Campbell Narrator: Ariadne Meyers Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN: 9781400085545
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Trixie’s summer is going to be sooo boring with her two older brothers away at camp. But then a millionaire’s daughter moves into the next-door mansion, an old miser hides a fortune in his decrepit house, and a runaway kid starts hiding out in Sleepyside! Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/9/2014

    " The first book of a series that I think had been overlooked. While I will admit that the language is a bit dated and the gender roles of some of the adult women are a bit rigid, Trixie, the character to which the reader would relate, clearly sees those boundaries as malleable and optional. I think for a more mature young girl who is a bit young for Nancy Drew, Trixie is a good starter series. She's a tomboy from a middle class family that hangs out with a socio-econmically mixed crowd who has faults and immature behaviors many young girls can see in themselves that she handles well. There is also a running theme of social responsibility and conciousness that I think is sorely lacking in much of youth literature presently. Certainly not literature for the ages, but it's still a lovely series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yvette Adams | 2/9/2014

    " Tassy and I read this together. Oh what wholesome clean writing they did back in the fifties. :) I was disappointed that there wasn't more of a mystery, but it wasn't too bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aadira | 2/7/2014

    " A very interesting book! It is perfect for people interested in mysteries. I like how Honey get's rid of her cowardness and turns into a brave girl. Really very interesting!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 2/7/2014

    " I loved these books as a kid. So much better than silly, spoiled, prissy Nancy Drew. Trixie Belden was way cooler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/3/2014

    " see above review "

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

    " Happy memories of reading this book as a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 1/28/2014

    " I adored the Trixie Belden series and read all of them for years. I truly credit this series, along with a few others, with fostering my voracious love of reading, and also with sowing the seeds of love of the Adventure/Quest novel. Trixie is a spunky, smart heroine, and I really wanted to be her when I was a girl. Can't wait to share with my daughter one day. "

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

    " Not bad. Not sure whether I like it as much as Nancy Drew, and some of the storyline seemed a little cheesy. Seriously, the 15-year-old was just going to go off on his own and hope no one caught him? I'm assuming this was in a different time period.... But anyway, it was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/13/2014

    " I was once a Trixie Beldon addict. Most definitely my favorite series when I was little. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/30/2013

    " This was a series I read as a tweener when I wasn't reading Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys. I liked Trixie and her friends and family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 12/25/2013

    " Loved them as a kid! Glad they're back! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Petra | 12/25/2013

    " This represents all of the 23 Trixie Beldon books I read as a young girl. I was a Trixie Beldon fan from the start. I loved her books and fell in love with the characters. Brings back happy memories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krisha | 12/20/2013

    " This is the series that made me a reader, thanks to my Mom who started reading these to me as a young child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Harless | 12/16/2013

    " I think the Trixie Belden books were even a little better than Nancy Drew! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie James | 6/24/2013

    " Read this series when I was younger-- one of my first introductions to a strong female protagonist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrisavye | 5/28/2013

    " The first of everything is always great......this one sure is!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy Gerbode | 12/4/2012

    " Trixie Beldon was my favorite detective when I was a kid, and I read the whole series more than once ... this first book and the second that followed were the two best, and I still enjoyed them very much as I read them yesterday. Not completely believable, but lots of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/27/2012

    " Loved these books as a kid, and my mom just gave them back to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/14/2012

    " I am so glad this is part of a series! I can't wait to read the next one!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 4/14/2012

    " I am not sure what type of rating to give this. For the intended age group, I think it is a lovely book. For me, it was ok. It was however more of an adventure story than a mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/28/2011

    " The books are soooo cool !!!!!! I love the series, and I just loved this book!! I want anyone to read it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/20/2011

    " Rereading some of those old favorites from when I was a kid. They're just as much fun now as they were then. "

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

    " I had read books before these however, Trixie Belden is what started me on the road to being an avid reader & book lover. I read every single one of these as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/11/2010

    " Cute juvenile fiction mystery! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Hoyem | 12/27/2009

    " Books of my youth.......ahhhhhh! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Mari | 10/15/2009

    " It is funny listening to books I loved reading as a girl. This book is more than 60 years old and I was excitd to see it thrilling Samantha like it did me when I was her age. I enjoyed listening to it - it made it almost like reading it for the first time again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trace | 6/27/2009

    " After I had read most of the Nancy Drew series (as a child), I discovered Trixie. She rocked. I can't wait to reread this childhood favorite. Done! Memories galore with this one. I now remember how refreshing it was to go from Nancy Drew (goody goody like me) to Trixie (attitude galore!). Cute book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 3/5/2009

    " Ahhh...Trixie Belden! The anti-Nancy Drew! Nancy was boringly perfect: Trixie did bad in math, and had freckles and a few extra pounds. I looooved Trixie Belden books. Read one and you'll never go back to Nancy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliza | 11/7/2008

    " i love trixie belden books! they're soooo exciting! "

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About the Author
Author Julie CampbellJulie Campbell, in the 1940s, was running her own literary agency when Western Publishing put out a call for talented authors to write mystery series for kids. Julie proposed the Trixie Belden series and wrote the first six titles herself. She also started the Ginnie Gordon series and wrote several Cherry Ames books. Julie Campbell died in 1999.
About the Narrator

Ariadne Meyers was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1969. She began an acting career at twelve, with her role as Al Pacino’s stepdaughter in Author! Author! and hasn’t looked back since. Her most famous role to date is that of “Emma Jane McCardle,” which she portrayed on the 80s sitcom, Kate & Allie for six years. In 1991, she graduated from Yale with honors and a double major in philosophy and theater arts.