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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Sean Schemmel

Children Ages 10+ • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Seventh-grade private eye Matt Stevens navigates Franklin Middle School with a weary cynicism worthy of Philip Marlowe. As Matt ferrets out a water pistol sniper, narrator Sean Schemmel nails his narration. Teenage criminal kingpin Vinny boasts a raspy menace. Hall monitor Katie, drunk on power, dominates her scenes with brute force. Throughout, Schemmel presents Matt as a clever character seeking justice in a world gone wild. Listeners will shiver when Schemmel reproduces the giggles and screams of the victims. Mild cursing adds a startling, if realistic, effect. THE BIG SPLASH triumphs as an edgy detective story reminiscent of film noir. C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-545-09101-5 $29.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Scholastic Audiobooks • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-545-09107-7 $49.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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