The Boarded Up House

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(4.4 stars; 104 reviews)

What is the secret of the old boarded up house? And what is the answer to the mystery of the long lost letter that is found in it? Best friends Joyce and Cynthia - along with their dog "Goliath", are determined to find out in this pre-Nancy Drew juvenile mystery for girls.

Augusta Huiell Seaman was the author of over 40 historical fiction and mystery novels for older children. (Summary by Maria Therese) (3 hr 41 min)


01 - Goliath Leads the Way 16:47 Read by Patti Cunningham
02 - In Seach of Adventure 14:04 Read by Linda Lee Paquet
03 - Amateur Detectives 14:13 Read by Linda Lee Paquet
04 - The Room of Mystery 10:23 Read by azayas
05 - Joyce Makes a New Discovery. So Does Goliath 11:12 Read by Jeanie
06 - Joyce's Theory 10:23 Read by Kalynda
07 - Goliath Makes Another Discovery 11:13 Read by Nolan Fout
08 - Cynthia Has an Idea 16:52 Read by Little Tee
09 - The Memories of Great-Aunt Lucia 18:33 Read by Linda Lee Paquet
10 - An Exciting Discovery 13:35 Read by Linda Lee Paquet
11 - The Room That Was Locked 12:48 Read by Linda Lee Paquet
12 - A Slight Disagreement 7:51 Read by Amanda Friday
13 - The Great Illumination 9:01 Read by Amanda Friday
14 - The Meddling of Cynthia 6:53 Read by Amanda Friday
15 - The Stranger at the Door 14:56 Read by beckyboyd
16 - Joyce Explains 7:37 Read by Amanda Friday
17 - In Which All Mysteries Are Solved 25:01 Read by Patti Cunningham


Easy Listening

(4 stars)

This is a cute girl's playing detective story. It was silly and enjoyable, although at times a bit preposterous. Overall worth a listen for the commute to work. I would like to compliment all the readers. Everyone who read did a really terrific job and any one of these readers could do a solo narration. I think the reading was better than the story!

Didn't read

(0.5 stars)

I do wish this app would allow you to delete a review. I previously wrote a review which said there was an issue with the audio of this book. Turns out the issue was with my headphones. No idea what the book is like, but this was my only way to correct the misinformation I had given.

Sweet story

(4 stars)

This is light reading and really not too much mystery behind it. It is also a bit predictable; but I still enjoyed it. A few of the chapters were a bit rough due to echoes but overall this is a wonderful book worth a listen.

Great story!

(4.5 stars)

Great story! Only Goliath is not a dog. The description is wrong. It's a cat and a cute one at that. The other thing is one recording was very bad quality so it was very hard to hear them.

children mystery

(5 stars)

loved this story of two girls with their cat Goliath who try to find out the mystery of the boarded up house. In the end they figure out the whole mystery. a lovely story

Great Story & Narration

(5 stars)

I enjoyed this mystery very much! The story was interesting and the narration was excellent! I’d like to make one correction to the summary tho: Goliath is a cat, not a dog!

Historical mystery

(4 stars)

Good story if a little trite. Quality of the readers uneven. Good way for kids to get a taste of the continued impact of the Late Unpleasantness several decades after the fact.

Surprising & Exiting Story

(4.5 stars)

The story was nice and I enjoyed the readers too. The two detectives were nice, my favorite might have been Cinthya. I like like this author a lot.