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Author: Dale E. Basye Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Circles of Heck Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781481587662
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With more clever, dark humor and zany silliness, Dale E. Basye sends Milton and Marlo Fauster back for thirds in another laugh-out-loud installment of the popular Circles of Heck series.

Welcome to Blimpo, where the, um, plump kids go.

After his second escape from Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, Milton Fauster makes his way to Blimpo—the circle of the otherworldly reform school, Heck, where he’s sure his friend Virgil is sentenced. What Milton finds in Blimpo horrifies him. The overweight dead kids spend most of their time running on giant hamster wheels called DREADmills that detect and exploit their deepest fears. The rest they spend eating Hambone Hank’s barbecue—mystery meat that is delicious but suspiciously (to Milton, anyway) haunting. Every classroom has a huge television screen showing happy, thin people who taunt Blimpo residents with a perfection they will never attain.

Meanwhile, at her new job in the devil’s Infernship program, Milton’s sister, Marlo, knows all about trying to achieve perfection—and failing miserably. Can Milton get himself and Virgil out of Blimpo in time to rescue Marlo, too? Or is Fauster the next delicacy on Bea “Elsa” Bubb’s menu?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Parents and readers…are in for a treat with Dale E. Basye’s very funny debut novel.”

    Wall Street Journal on Heck

  • The author’s umpteen clever allusions…make this book truly sparkle.”

    Publishers Weekly on Heck (starred review) 

  • “A relentlessly inventive barrage of puns, gross humor, and literary, movie, and cultural references.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 8/16/2013

    " I cannot begin to describe how much I <3 this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 2/21/2013

    " Milton returns for Virgil, and the two wreak havok with the evil powers exploiting the plump kids of Blimpo. Meantime Marlo learns more about the same plot during her infernship under Madame Pompadour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 9/27/2012

    " Another smashing book, Blimpo features even more insane plot twists, from suspicious soul foods, Vice Principals that tempt it's students and Marlo now learning how to work inside the Big Guy Downstairs' inner circle. A must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 5/26/2012

    " These books are filled with the most outstanding puns I have ever read. So outstanding, in fact, that I'm not completely sure how many kids in the age range the book is targeted at would actually get it. But for an adult reader, there is much chuckling to be had. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolynn | 2/22/2012

    " Obtained from editor to review for curledup.com.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 V. | 4/10/2011

    " Too convoluted "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 3/30/2011

    " Another good book in the series. Milton spends most of the book in disguise and Marlo is trying to survive her internship. There are plots afoot and they must try to save themselves and all of Heck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 2/28/2011

    " These books are filled with the most outstanding puns I have ever read. So outstanding, in fact, that I'm not completely sure how many kids in the age range the book is targeted at would actually get it. But for an adult reader, there is much chuckling to be had. "

About the Author

Dale E. Basye has written stories, essays, and reviews for many publications and organizations. He was a film critic, winning several national journalism awards, and the publisher of an arts and entertainment newspaper called Tonic. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, has won Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards, AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audible’s Book of the Year Award, and Audie Awards for severak audiobooks, including Matterhorn, Wise Blood, Occupied City, and The Learners. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale, he is an Emmy- and People’s Choice-nominated veteran of movies, television, and Broadway and West End shows. His performance of Malvolio in Twelfth Night was named the highlight of the entire two-year Kennedy Center Shakespeare Festival by the Washington Post. He attended the acting programs at Shakespeare & Company and Circle-in-the-Square, logged in well over 200 episodes of television, starred or costarred in a bouquet of films, plays, musicals, and Shakespeare on Broadway and in London, and developed a passion for Greek revival architecture.