Library Ed. Bolinda Audio 2009
CD ISBN 9781742145426 $43.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Nix's four tales mix the everyday and the offbeat. In each story, a clever youngster faces an unusual challenge, whether confronting a fearsome pirate-rat, an alien, or a misunderstood sea serpent. These stories were made to be read aloud, and they've found their perfect narrator in Stig Wemyss. His enthusiasm is contagious, and his twangy Australian accent adds even more fun. Wemyss doesn't miss an opportunity to enliven dialogue or highlight wordplay: “There's a bloody beastly beast on the battlements!" Transforming his voice from that of a guttural pirate-rat into that of a petulant child, an absent-minded parent, or a perplexed sea serpent, he's both playful and insightful. His narration transforms these fun stories into thoroughly delightful performances. J.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2011 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2010]
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