A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary, centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live with a group of young archaeologists who are excavating prehistoric Indian burial mounds on a nearby farm. A shadowy enemy stalks Nancy and harasses everyone at the dig. The young investigator pursues her dangerous adversary to an outlaws' cave, and is threatened when she discovers an unusual treasure. How Nancy, with a few clues to go on, solves this complex mystery will thrill all readers.
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The Message in the Hollow Oak
If you want a good reading/telling of a Nancy Drew story, choose one read by Laura Linney instead. In those, Nancy sounds young, yet still intelligent and bright. I'm sorry to say this reading really grated on the nerves, and Nancy sounded rather airheaded. Love the book itself, though; I highly recommend all the Nancy Drew mysteries.
Choose a different narrator
Good story; poor narrator. She tried to do character voices that ended up making Nancy sound vapid and the local characters from Ohio like they were from the Deep South. I almost couldn't get through this one and won't buy another from this narrator.
This narrator was the wrong choice for Nancy Drew, I had never thought of our beloved teen sleuth as a breathy airhead, but that’s how this narrator reads her. I couldn’t pay attention to the story because of the narrators ridiculous tone and character voices. Please, find another narrator!