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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: E.L. Konigsburg

Narrated By: Jill Clayburgh

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 2009

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes


2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.

When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along.

Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie, find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at an auction for a bargain price of $250. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. This quest leads Claudia to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.


  • Andrea A.

    We loved this book! It was funny, exciting and just plain awesome. We loved the relationship between Claudia and Jamie!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • craig s

    This has been a great book I really enjoyed listening to it, I finally got to listen to the end because more than 40 years ago I had it on talking book 16 RPM records for the blind, the last record was missing so I never got to hear the end of the story until now. the narrator was very good brought the characters to life!

  • Martin Presseau

    Brilliantly read, this book will entertain you! It ismy first book that I am getting on, and I am not regretting joining if all the other books are of this quality! Happy listening!

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