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by | Read by John Beach

Children Ages 8+ • 4.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1999

[Editor’s Note: The following is a combined review with BLUE AVENGER CRACKS THE CODE.]--On his sixteenth birthday David Schumacher decides to change his name to Blue Avenger, secret champion of the underdog. Blue is not just a superhero; he's a thinker. He contemplates: Does he have free will, or is everything predestined. Is life just a lottery? He's one smart kid. But don't be fooled; there's a lot of humor in one of the most original stories to come along. BLUE AVENGER CRACKS THE CODE is even better than the first book. Things don't go so swimmingly for Blue this time around . He loses his job, his car, and his girlfriend. Not everything can be fixed with a blue towel tied around his head. Narrator John Beach is a perfect choice for these readings. His comic timing is spot on. He captures the snide teasing of the hero's younger brother, as well as the shy hesitation of a teen's first attempts at romance. Attacking the story with great gusto, he soon has you rooting for Blue to make things work out. D.G. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 01]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2000

CS ISBN $22.00 • Three cassettes

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