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Download Frankenstein Takes the Cake Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Rex Narrator: L. J. Ganser Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Adam Rex, author of critically acclaimed Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, brings back Frankenstein - and the monster is getting married! But Frankenstein and his undead bride will have many things to deal with before this monster bash. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 2/20/2014

    " Adam Rex is one of my favorite poets for kids. I loved his plays on Poe! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill Flanagan | 2/16/2014

    " Not nearly as funny to me as the first one, but it still cracked me up. Adam Rex is just plain silly! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/30/2014

    " More monsterly musings. The Headless Horseman wasn't as funny as the Phantom, but the Dracula/Peanuts parody was great. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/25/2014

    " Almost as much fun as the first one. I laughed out loud when I read it, and I have to give 4 stars for that. It's especially good for reading out loud, the rhymes make more sense and it sounds funnier. It was very clever, but the first one in the series stuck with me more. My kids are still singing "It's a small world" with Adam Rex's lyrics. (My poor kids, we're probably twisting their minds unmercifully...) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathrina | 1/25/2014

    " My 11-year-old brought this home from the library, drawn to it as it is written by his current FAVORITE AUTHOR EVER, Adam Rex. The plan was that he would read it aloud to me and his 8-year-old brother. The result was not expected: 11-year-old loved the humor, got most of the jokes, appreciated the satire, but frequently bound himself up in grammatical misreadings and inattention to requisite punctuation. We learned that reading poetry aloud, even guffaw-causing casual rhyme, is not the same thing as reading prose aloud. I found myself frequently reading over his shoulder to clarify missed meanings caused by run-on sentences and overlooked wordplay. Meanwhile, my 8-year-old was zoned out and bored, the humor so out of bounds from his own experience, and locked out by rather sophisticated grammar gymnastics. Spoofs of Edgar Allen Poe are a hard pass for 8-year-olds reading Silverstein. Really, I think I enjoyed this one more than they -- I felt almost guilty snickering at such things as the Melting Witch Diet -- what, what's so funny? Once I explained the advertising writing style, the mail-order con, the literary allusion to witches and Oz, well, admittedly, it just wasn't funny anymore. E-mails from Martians extolling performance-enhancing drugs? Not part of a kid's world. So beware, this is sophisticated humor for experienced readers, camouflaged in a goofy picture book format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/7/2014

    " A hilarious book of poetry that makes great use of snarky humor and word-play. An English teacher's dream. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miekka | 12/30/2013

    " This book was way over the heads of my 4 year old and 6 year old. They were bored before the first poem was done. I would say this book would be better for adults who would actually get all the sarcasm and word play. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 12/28/2013

    " He is such a strange and clever man. This is not your usual book of poetry; try it on younger boys especially. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 12/14/2013

    " Awesome book of poetry! The poems are hilarious. I actually liked this one even better than the first book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 11/23/2013

    " I was very disappointed. The first book was hilarious, but the second one has VERY tough rhymes (some don't read as rhyming at all) and has too many references to things kids won't know. Sad! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Anderson | 9/16/2013

    " Not as good as Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich but still pretty damn funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/20/2012

    " Love it! LOVE IT. Especially the wedding planning humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/9/2012

    " I have the hugest crush on this guy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 5/17/2012

    " Who couldn't use a little more Adam Rex in their lives? A quick and clever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/2/2012

    " Lots of silly poems, my favorite is E.T.-Mail "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 3/28/2012

    " rather cute and funny poetry book with monsters thrown in for kicks...gotta love that raven at the end though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/24/2012

    " Silly, delightful, and a touch macabre with fresh and fabulous art. LOVE Adam Rex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 3/10/2012

    " A super fun book that my sister gave me to celebrate the Year of Cake (yearofpie.blogspot.com). I loved the different kinds of artwork, and of course I loved the humorously gothic theme! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B.J. | 7/16/2011

    " Simply adore anything by Adam Rex. This is an example of a children's book that works just as well for adults. Not sure if just any author could pull this off. Completely silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KareBare | 6/16/2011

    " SOOOOOO CUTE! Read it <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Conkristador | 4/23/2011

    " Great collection of poetry and mixture of image formats. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin | 11/4/2010

    " Awesome book of poetry! The poems are hilarious. I actually liked this one even better than the first book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/30/2010

    " I have the hugest crush on this guy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 6/9/2010

    " Lots of silly poems, my favorite is E.T.-Mail "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B.J. | 4/17/2010

    " Simply adore anything by Adam Rex. This is an example of a children's book that works just as well for adults. Not sure if just any author could pull this off. Completely silly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 2/27/2010

    " Who couldn't use a little more Adam Rex in their lives? A quick and clever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 2/5/2010

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 9/21/2009

    " Not nearly as funny to me as the first one, but it still cracked me up. Adam Rex is just plain silly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/17/2009

    " Silly, delightful, and a touch macabre with fresh and fabulous art. LOVE Adam Rex. "

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About the Author
Author Adam Rex

Adam Rex is the author of many books, including the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, the middle-grade novel The True Meaning of Smekday, and the teen novel Fat Vampire. Garlic and crosses are useless against him. Sunlight has been shown to be at least moderately effective. A silver bullet does the trick. Pretty much any bullet, really. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife.

About the Narrator

L. J. Ganser is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and the 2005 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration for his work in The Island at the Center of the World. He has appeared onstage in New York and in regional productions, has several episodes of Law & Order in his list of credits, and has recorded over two hundred audiobooks. Before becoming an actor, he was a ship’s cook in Maine, a roofer, a painter, and a swim team coach.