Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall

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(4.5 stars; 12 reviews)

In this, the second book of the Ruth Fielding series, Ruth goes to boarding school with her best friend Helen. When they get there, Ruth starts her own sorority called the SweetBriars for the new girls. Her sweet group of girls conflicts with the two other sororities the Upedes and the Fussy Curls. In the midst of settling in to the new place, there is a campus rumor about a legend of the marble harp playing ominously at night. But when the French teacher is in a fright, will Ruth be able to solve this mystery?

The Ruth Fielding series has influenced several other major series that came later, including Nancy Drew, the Dana Girls, and Beverly Gray. (Summary by Charlotte Duckett and Kimberly Krause) (4 hr 26 min)


The Exodus 11:10 Read by Sonali Punja
The Man Who Played the Harp 15:59 Read by Sonali Punja
Approaching the Promised Land 11:42 Read by Coreena
The Rivalry of the Upedes and Fussy Curls 10:53 Read by Coreena
'The Duet' 10:35 Read by Lynne T
The Entering Wedge 10:16 Read by Lynne T
The Upedes 16:53 Read by Lynne T
The Marble Harp 12:31 Read by Sonali Punja
The Ghostly Tribunal 8:55 Read by Coreena
Something More Than Ghosts 9:43 Read by Coreena
The Voice of the Harp 7:35 Read by Coreena
The Mystery Deepens 12:01 Read by Lynne T
Beginnings 16:04 Read by Joanne Rochon
The Sweetbriars 12:37 Read by Lynne T
The Night of the Harpocrates 8:32 Read by Julia Niedermaier
The Hawk Among the Chickens 7:55 Read by Kimberly Krause
Goody Two-Sticks 8:08 Read by Lynne T
The Mystery Again 9:42 Read by Lynne T
The Triumvirate 9:32 Read by Lynne T
At Triton Lake 7:41 Read by Lynne T
On the Ice 7:23 Read by Lynne T
The Harpist Once More 11:57 Read by Lynne T
The Secret 10:09 Read by Kimberly Krause
'Who is the Tattle-Tale?' 9:56 Read by Kimberly Krause
Getting On 8:27 Read by Lynne T


Decent story, difficult reader

(4 stars)

I was excited to see another easy listen with a mystery! I liked the school-girl story of loyalty and mystery, but one of the readers is extremely difficult to understand. I almost gave up again but there are better readers mixed in.