Shakespeare's Secret

  • by Elise Broach
  • Narrated by Jenny Ikeda
  • 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This Junior Library Guild selection by Elise Broach is sure to become a favorite of all young sleuths. Sixth-grader Hero is captivated by the stories about her new home, especially the mystery of the missing million-dollar diamond and a 500-year-old necklace. As she searches for clues to their whereabouts she stumbles upon another perplexing question: Who was the real William Shakespeare?

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What the Critics Say

"The mystery alone will engage readers, but Broach adds a number of other interesting details to entice her audience. Readers will also find numerous facts about Elizabethan history, theories about Shakespeare's writings, and, perhaps most importantly, a moral but not preachy tale. The main characters are all well developed, and the dialogue is both realistic and well planned." (School Library Journal)
"[Listeners] will appreciate the true emotions, the rich language, and the revelations of many-layered mysteries that tie the past to the present." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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Shakespeare or de Vere

Quick moving and enjoyed by the entire family. Introduces literary motifs in a interesting way, along with Shakepeare (or Edward de Vere, whichever you believe).
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- Stacy

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Where does Shakespeare's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks in the top 10.


What other book might you compare Shakespeare's Secret to and why?

The Masterpiece.


Which scene was your favorite?

When they discovered the secret in an unsuspecting place. Also the incorporation of the History regarding Henry 8th and Anne Boleyn.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The mysteries among all of the characters.


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- Misty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books