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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: Dale E. Basye Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Circles of Heck Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781455199860
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When Milton and Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow-bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home-ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn eighteen, whichever comes first?

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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

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

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Dale E. Basye has written a romp of a story.”

    Tweendom

  • “Puns and allusions abound.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Omar | 6/16/2011

    " Laugh out loud funny! Characters are well written, you relate to them and cheer for them. Highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aikipen | 6/12/2011

    " I like to read some the books my kids are reading. This one was cute. We've bought the second book Rapacia, it is enough to make me want to read Dante. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 6/11/2011

    " To be fair, I didn't finish this book. I slogged my way through 150 pages but found it dull and disgusting. I would recommend this book to boys who like gross books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 6/8/2011

    " I liked the concept and I like how they fit in Egyptian stuff in there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 6/5/2011

    " This book is very interesting but definitely NOT my favorite... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 5/1/2011

    " Kinda cute. Not so great writing. Good for kids. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kat | 3/17/2011

    " This started out great. A bratty older sister and her well-behaved younger brother die in a marshmallow bear explosion at the mall and get sent to heck. A great premise, interesting characters, but it lost its way by the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kait | 3/8/2011

    " Brilliantly hilarious. Left me wanting more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/25/2011

    " About kids being bad and stole things and felt bad about them self "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nici | 2/19/2011

    " I was very surprised that I liked this book! It had witty humor but was not challenging writing. I did enjoy it though, and plan on reading the others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 2/16/2011

    " Not as good as I anticipated "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Morbus | 1/31/2011

    " Perverted and disgusting in bad/try-too-hard ways. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/27/2011

    " Pretty cute young adult fiction with the same sort of sarcasm and tongue-in-cheek approach as Lemony Snicket, if he were mimicking Dante. "

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About the Author
Author Dale E. Basye

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, an Audie Award–winning narrator, received his education at Yale University, which filled out what he had already received at his mother’s knee in the all-important areas of Shakespeare, Greek art and architecture, and the Italian Renaissance. He restores Greek Revival buildings and appears in television, film, and on stage whenever the pilasters and entablatures overwhelm him.