The Clock Strikes Thirteen


Read by Cheryl Adam

(4.7 stars; 151 reviews)

Penny Parker is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter who has an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysteries. The only daughter of widower Anthony Parker, publisher of the "Riverview Star," Penny has been raised to be self-sufficient, outspoken, innovative, and extraordinarily tenacious. Her cheerful, chatty manner belies a shrewd and keenly observant mind. Penny was the creation of Mildred A. Wirt, who was also the author of the original Nancy Drew series (under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene). Wirt became frustrated when she was pushed to "tone down" Nancy Drew and make her less independent and daring. With Penny Parker, Wirt had a freer hand and received full credit. Wirt once said, " 'I always thought Penny Parker was a better Nancy Drew than Nancy is." In "The Clock Strikes Thirteen," Penny is confronted by two mysteries that ultimately converge. First there is the odd extra chime from the Hubell Clock Tower at midnight and the inexplicable replacement of the dedicated old clock tower caretaker by a shiftless friend of a real estate developer. Then there is a series of terrorizing attacks of local farmers, including a barn burning. The attacks appear to be the work of a band of thugs known as the "Night Riders." With the help of her friend Louise, Penny works to solve the dual mystery before an another attack and to save an innocent man from jail. - Summary by Cheryl Adam (4 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Sandwiches for Two 13:36 Read by Cheryl Adam
Night Riders 11:36 Read by Cheryl Adam
A Black Hood 9:51 Read by Cheryl Adam
A New Caretaker 13:04 Read by Cheryl Adam
Old Seth 14:22 Read by Cheryl Adam
Tall Corn 8:49 Read by Cheryl Adam
Mr. Blake's Donation 10:30 Read by Cheryl Adam
Publicity by Penny 11:33 Read by Cheryl Adam
Jerry's Party 9:13 Read by Cheryl Adam
In the Melon Patch 14:28 Read by Cheryl Adam
Penny's Clue 9:54 Read by Cheryl Adam
Adelle's Disappearance 11:13 Read by Cheryl Adam
An Extra Stroke 12:35 Read by Cheryl Adam
Through the Window 9:37 Read by Cheryl Adam
Tracing Ben Bowman 9:29 Read by Cheryl Adam
A Familiar Name 8:31 Read by Cheryl Adam
False Records 13:52 Read by Cheryl Adam
Adelle's Accusation 10:20 Read by Cheryl Adam
Trailing a Fugitive 10:22 Read by Cheryl Adam
Clem Davis' Disclosure 8:52 Read by Cheryl Adam
A Broken Promise 9:50 Read by Cheryl Adam
The Man in Gray 10:11 Read by Cheryl Adam
A Trap Set 10:14 Read by Cheryl Adam
Timely Help 14:03 Read by Cheryl Adam
Special Edition 7:13 Read by Cheryl Adam

Reviews

This series keeps getting better and better!


(5 stars)

This Penny Parker series keeps getting better and better, and this one is outstanding. The plot line is well thought out -- intricate yet logical. I don't know why Penny's father ever doubts her investigative skills or reporter's intuition -- she's always spot on. In fact, at the rate she's going, Penny will be winning a coveted Pulitzer Prize for Journalism before we know it. I'm not being facetious; she really is that good. And this Librivox volunteer reader is excellent; she's matured Penny's voice in this one so it's now age appropriate. Kudos to author and reader!!

great for tweens


(5 stars)

a cute little mystery that would be great for young adults. the reader is excellent but I wish she wouldn't give penny such a whiney voice

catfower๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜น


(5 stars)

I love it so much ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜šโ˜บ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ„๐Ÿšฃ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿšต๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’˜โค๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’Ÿโฃ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ข๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿต๐Ÿ•๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿด๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿท๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿผ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿข๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒฝ๐ŸŒฐ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿง๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿช๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿผโ˜•๐Ÿต๐Ÿถ๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐Ÿด๐Ÿ”ช๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒ›โ˜€๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒžโญ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ โ˜โ›…๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒ‚โ˜”โšกโ„โ›„๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ง๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡โœจ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”น๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ”ป๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ”˜๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ”ธโšชโšซ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒโ™จ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒโ™จ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒโ™จ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒโ™จ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒโ™จ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love Love lt so much .

Just as delightful second time around


(5 stars)

I listened to this series some years ago and have now come back for a second listen. They're just as good as I remember, and the reader is phenomenal.

Great Book!


(5 stars)

What a fun book and wonderful reader. I really enjoyed Penny Parker's adventure. These are delightful books and I'm having fun listening to them all. Thank you Cheryl Adam and LibriVox!


(4.5 stars)

very well read my 8 yr old daughter and I loved listening to this while on our commute in the morning

Nancy drew


(4 stars)

Love these good for bed time and rlove the voice reading the majority of these stories too


(5 stars)

Best story teller ever. I enjoyed the reader so much. It made this story fun to listen to.