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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 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:
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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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  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

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

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

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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.