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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Oliver, H. C. Chester Narrator: Greg Steinbruner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Curiosity House Series Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9780062365699
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A sensational new middle grade series that combines the unparalleled storytelling gifts of New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver with the rich knowledge of the reclusive and mysterious relics collector H. C. Chester.

Despite being blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have never felt anything but normal in Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders: Philippa is a powerful mentalist, Sam is the world’s strongest boy, and Thomas can squeeze himself into a space no bigger than a bread box. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower with deadly accuracy, joins the group, it sets off a dramatic chain of events that will threaten the only place they’ve ever felt at home.

When the museum’s most prized possession, an Amazonian shrunken head, is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.

This outstanding new mystery series will capture the imagination and hook readers from the first page.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stupendous and stupefying! A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a shrunken head. If you aren’t curious about Curiosity House, somebody must have pickled your brain and put it in a jar. Read this book immediately.”

    Pseudonymous Bosch, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Oliver and Chester have crafted a wildly imaginative, over-the-top tale in this series starter…The continuous action, compelling mystery…make this book impossible to put down. Perfect for kids who feel they’re different or those simply after a freakishly good time.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A quick-paced plot is bolstered by the bonds of friendship these unusual yet endearing children form as they try to solve a mystery greater—and more personal—than they ever expected.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “From the opening sentence, Oliver grabs readers’ attention, enveloping them with strong storytelling and rich language. The first book in a new series, the various oddities, intrigues, and its quirky cast of characters are sure to captivate and become a new favorite for mystery lovers.”

    School Library Journal

  • A 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee
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About the Author
Author Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with Delirium, the first book in her New York Times bestselling trilogy, which continued with Pandemonium. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was described as “a gorgeous story—timeless and magical” by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Greg Steinbruner is an actor, audiobook narrator, playwright, and public-speaking consultant. He studied at NYU’s Tisch School and writes, directs, and produces his own plays in New York City. He has lent his vocal talents to such books as The Magic Thief, Larklight, Starcross, and the Origami Yoda series.