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3.54153846153846 out of 53.54153846153846 out of 53.54153846153846 out of 53.54153846153846 out of 53.54153846153846 out of 5 3.54 (13 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: January 2011 ISBN: 9781470800192
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In his second novel in this popular series, Dale E. Basye takes Milton and Marlo Fauster on a journey that is as full of clever, dark humor and as much laugh-out-loud silliness as the first.

Welcome to Rapacia, where the greedy kids go.

When her brother, Milton, escapes the otherworldly reform school, Heck, in a soul balloon made of old clothes, Marlo is the only Fauster child left to take the blame. Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, sends her straight to Rapacia, the circle of Heck where greedy kids are tormented by glimpses of a just-out-of-reach, glittering shoppers’ paradise called Mallvana. Marlo soon falls under the sway of Rapacia’s vice principal, a grinning metal rabbit, known as the Grabbit, that seems to have plans of its own. Marlo is torn between wanting to find a way out and wanting to do whatever the Grabbit asks her to do.

Meanwhile, back on the surface, Milton has his own problems. He is determined to get in touch with Marlo and help her find a way out of Heck. But it’s hard to concentrate when his body and soul don’t seem to hold together the way they used to. Will Milton ever reach Marlo? And if he does, will they both end up as pawns in the Grabbit’s mysterious game?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Complete with a touching and instructive ending, this book is the second cornucopia of corny humor and creative characters in a series that seems destined to, Dante-style, drag readers through all nine levels of a hilariously imagined Heck.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Basye’s second installment in this planned monumental series is as chock-full of wordplay, clever allusions, and puns as the first, and readers who delight in such extravagant humor will find it a heck of a good story.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Pinchot’s narration is a joy…he fully embodies the characters, bringing just as much animation and idiosyncrasy to minor characters as major ones.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drucilla | 5/23/2011

    " A great continuation of the series. This volume lets the reader see more behind the scenes of the afterlife which adds an intresting element into the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MCPLD Youth Department | 10/18/2010

    " A dark humor about where bad children go when they die. A kid-friendly version of Dante's Inferno. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oregon | 7/23/2010

    " Slow to get started, not quite as entertaining as Heck, but still an enjoyable read for the tween set. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nukeyeti | 6/26/2010

    " Very good but not as good as the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dollfactory | 5/17/2010

    " Y'know, I wasn't as captivated as the first book "Heck". It was like a normal book/passing book. Right now, I'm reading Blimpo. Honestly, you need to read this book only really to understand the 3rd. It had a decent amount of action but wasn't the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karolinde (Kari) | 4/5/2010

    " Nice look at greed and the very interesting ways to die. It's amazing that a ferret seems to be the most heroic figure in the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexis | 2/18/2010

    " This book looks really bad and evil, but the truth is that it is kind of a whole joke. It is making fun of the opposite of heaven ;-) and making different names for things to make it funny. I am always very amused when I read these...this is the 2nd one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 2/4/2010

    " Absolutely overflowing with clever wordplay & sly puns, & thankfully less toilet humor. The idea of one of the circles of "Heck" being a mall is absolutely brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annaruse | 10/5/2009

    " Possibly better than the first--less gross humor. The puns and allusions are still silly and fun. Looking forward to the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Starkville Public Library | 10/5/2009

    " I thought this one was better than the first. Definitely deals with Heck, a form of bureaurocratic purgatory, mild demons, and the paranormal. Silly and fun. I'm interested to see where the author takes the series. On to the next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/25/2009

    " Very good! I liked this a lot more then the first book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harpal | 7/29/2009

    " Oh man oh man, possibly even better than the first one. I can't wait for the third one. The Heck books are way too cool. "

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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 and Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, 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.