Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-7435-74693 $17.99 Two CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Andrew McCarthy's staccato reading suits the nonstop action of A GIANT PROBLEM. Starting where A NIXIE'S SONG ended, the story has Nick and Laurie facing a calamitous invasion of giants. When the giants burn down their housing development, Nick and Laurie turn to the mermaids for advice. The rippling, echoing voices of the cruel mermaids add an exotic element to the audio performance. McCarthy distinguishes each character so that dialogue is clear. He performs action sequences with equal aplomb. Sometimes he seems to read rapidly, almost stumbling in his haste. However, his pace matches the fast pace of the story. Those who follow the Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles will want to add this to their audio playlist. C.A. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2009]
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