Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4056-5987-1 $21.95 Two CDs
Twins Sam and Ella have supersonic hearing that lets them pick up even the tiniest cries, like those of missing dogs. Before they know it, the twins are involved in their second mystery. Narrator Glen McCready has sharp ears as well, He conveys the twins’ every mood—from their surprise at their blossoming superpowers to their tenderness with kidnapped animals. McCready enlivens this short mystery with a brisk reading that harmonizes with the twins’ enthusiasm. He balances the sometimes-far-fetched story details with a realism that comes from crystal-clear characterizations—like that of their threatening guardian, Uncle Mike, whose presence is so scary that listeners will wonder if HE is the dog-snatching villain. S.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2009]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.