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Author: Jake Burt Narrator: Olivia Mackenzie-Smith, Tara Sands, Danny Campbell, Arthur Morey Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525494737

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Nicki Demere is an orphan and a pickpocket. She also happens to be the U.S. Marshals’ best bet to keep a family alive. . . .

The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and son on the run from the nation’s most notorious criminals. After all, the bad guys are searching for a family with one kid, not two, and adding a streetwise girl who knows a little something about hiding things may be just what the marshals need.

Nicki swears she can keep the Trevor family safe, but to do so she’ll have to dodge hitmen, cyberbullies, and the specter of standardized testing, all while maintaining her marshal-mandated B-minus average. As she barely balances the responsibilities of her new identity, Nicki learns that the biggest threats to her family’s security might not lurk on the road from New York to North Carolina, but rather in her own past.

Jake Burt's debut middle-grade novel Greetings from Witness Protection! is as funny as it is poignant.

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  • “Narrator Tara Sands brings this debut middle grade novel to life with heart and humor. A supporting cast adds icing to the cake. Sands is the voice of thirteen-year-old Nicki…[and] gives Nicki, a.k.a. Charlotte, a realistic teenage voice, one moment flippant and overconfident and the next overwhelmed by the pressure to fit into a new life and keep her new family safe. Arthur Morey and Danny Campbell add a little spice as the villain and his lawyer, who plot to locate the family, while Olivia Mackenzie-Smith provides a tone of normalcy to the adventure.”

    - AudioFile
  • “A delightful, sometimes touching balance of action, humor, and heart.”

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • “The biggest complaint that readers may have about Burt’s debut novel is that it ends…Nicki/Charlotte is caustically charming…and despite her propensity to pick people’s pockets when she’s nervous, her eagerness to love (and be loved) and her unabashed bluntness make her endearing from page one.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)


  • A Listening Library Pick of Notable Children's Recordings
  • A Kids Indie Next List selection

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About the Author

Jake Burt teaches the fifth grade in Connecticut. Greetings from Witness Protection! is his fiction debut.

About the Narrators

Karissa Vacker is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and actress. After graduating with a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she performed in regional theaters across the country before moving to Los Angeles. She has guest starred in network television shows and films and continues to work on screen and stage. Her audiobook credits include romance, young adult fiction, and mystery thrillers.

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is former cohost of Fridays on the Cartoon Network. In addition to performing in plays and musicals, her voice can be heard on numerous commercials, audiobooks, cartoons, and video games.

Danny Campbell is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actor who has appeared in CBS’ The Guardian, the films A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel and Greater Than Gravity, and in over twenty-five commercials. He is a company member of the Independent Shakespeare Company in Los Angeles and is an adjunct faculty member at Santa Monica College.

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for two Audie Awards. He has acted in a number of productions, both off Broadway in New York and off Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.