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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dale Peck Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN:
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The three Oakenfeld children, Susan, Charles, and Murray, are perplexed. Their parents aren't letting them turn on the television. Something strange is going on in the city, that's for sure. And now Mom and Dad are sending them off to Canada to stay with their Uncle Farley - who they've never even met!

New York-based author and teacher Dale Peck was inspired to write this amazing story after the events of September 11, 2001. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mareena | 2/6/2014

    " An enjoyable book, a little drawn out, but still an amazingly told fairytale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 1/28/2014

    " This book has a really interesting premise and idea driving the story. I liked seeing how the mystery unfolded at the beginning, but got a little tired of it mid-way through (which is common for me). It was still pretty good and worth a read if you like fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hihihhi hello | 1/6/2014

    " More like 3.5 stars btw "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trapper | 12/31/2013

    " This book made me fall of the couch with laughter. It had some interesting words in it, but i got those figured out. This book is AWESOME!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aimee | 12/15/2013

    " Another one I liked though not my favorite of his. Entertaining enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timnah | 12/15/2013

    " The beginning is a bit precious, but the mermaids are satisfyingly dangerous, and the last third of the book is a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie Mabrey | 12/14/2013

    " Good read out loud "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackie | 12/8/2013

    " (with Theo) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Jakway | 10/22/2013

    " We listened to this and we all enjoyed it (5,7 & 9 year old & me 39 year old mom). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 10/6/2013

    " Sent to stay with their uncle in a ship-like home called Drift House, twelve-year-old Susan and her two younger stepbrothers embark on an unexpected adventure involving duplicitous mermaids, pirates, and an attempt to stop time forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie Lalonde | 9/21/2013

    " I thought this book was really good. It was different from other fantasy and yet similar enough that it wasn't completely alien. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 8/27/2013

    " Just read this with my boys and we're now on the second book. Worth reading; well written and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nubcheerio | 7/21/2013

    " It's interesting so far... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caytlyn | 6/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book.I like fantasy so it was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 3/3/2013

    " A thoroughly enchanting adventure full of captivating and quirky characters who become involved in a fantastic and mysterious set of circumstances. A delightful read for children of all ages from 8 to 80. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 1/2/2013

    " I love juvenile fiction. Keeps me interested. Maybe that says something about my attention span...... anyway, this one was great! They should make a movie!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hailey | 1/1/2013

    " I am currently in the middle of this book and so far its a little slow! Not one of my favorite books so far. I probably would not have started this book but I already started so... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eli Constant | 12/30/2012

    " Such an imaginative children's book. Thoroughly enjoyed the characters and misguided adventures of Drift House. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joel S. Andrada Jr. | 10/28/2012

    " nice and unique "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tia Todd StJohn | 10/11/2012

    " Let's just say...I can tell when an author is trying too hard. It was pretty good, though, and I intend on reading the second one...I don't want to, but I feel compulsive to, you know? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janeen-san | 9/7/2012

    " Interesting concept, but a bit too young for me. Didn't finish. However, I liked the part about the magic dumbwaiter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ela Miranda | 7/19/2012

    " I really liked this book. it is really funny! I really like all of the "afected" words :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 5/9/2011

    " I thought this book was really good. It was different from other fantasy and yet similar enough that it wasn't completely alien. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/23/2010

    " Just so you know, I was reading the unrevised copy of this book. This is one of the few copies, and I'm so glad my mom grabbed it for me. I wouls reccomend this book at any time of day, and you really should read it. It's funny, and some of the text has double entendre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aßßzßook | 9/17/2010

    " This was such a fun book! I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caytlyn | 6/28/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book.I like fantasy so it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/30/2009

    " Sent to stay with their uncle in a ship-like home called Drift House, twelve-year-old Susan and her two younger stepbrothers embark on an unexpected adventure involving duplicitous mermaids, pirates, and an attempt to stop time forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 7/6/2009

    " This book is aimed at a younger audience, so I could never really get into it and I thought that the characters were boring. I did, however, like the talking parrot and the talking whale. This would probably be considered as a great book by someone a bit younger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/22/2009

    " Just read this with my boys and we're now on the second book. Worth reading; well written and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 5/5/2009

    " I love juvenile fiction. Keeps me interested. Maybe that says something about my attention span...... anyway, this one was great! They should make a movie!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tia Todd | 4/13/2009

    " Let's just say...I can tell when an author is trying too hard. It was pretty good, though, and I intend on reading the second one...I don't want to, but I feel compulsive to, you know? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/20/2009

    " So far, this book is really channeling the tv show "Lost"--but for kids. It's definitely curiousity-piquing and involves time travel. It reminds me of a mixture of the Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and A Wrinkle in Time. "

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About the Author
Author Dale Peck

Dale Peck is an acclaimed author of many books for adults as well as a reviewer and critic. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks and earned eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards.