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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (235 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: M. T. Anderson Narrator: Marc Cashman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pals in Peril Series Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9780307284327
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In need of a vacation after their last laser-beam-filled adventure, Lily, Jasper, and Katie have flown off for a restful stay at a distant mountain lodge, which just so happens to be hosting a gathering for characters from other middle-grade series novels. Two, the marvelous Manley Boys, look suspiciously like a pair of crime-solving brothers named Frank and Joe Hardy. Two others are a pair of boy-crazy twin sisters who attend a high school in some sweet valley somewhere. And then there are the Hooper Quints, who, along with a wealthy heiress’ priceless diamond necklace, have suddenly gone missing.

Does it surprise you that the supposedly “on vacation” Katie, Jasper, and Lily are the only ones around who have the chops to solve this challenging mystery?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Never has the Hardy Boys-Nancy Drew axis been knocked further or more delightfully askew.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Underneath all the craziness, there is a subtle and surprisingly poignant message about growth, change, and friendship.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Plenty of side-splitting humor will keep fans wanting more.”

    VOYA

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 2/18/2014

    " Some funny moments, but not nearly as many as the first book. It was a bit of a letdown. I only found the bad guys funny, and we didn't meet them for a LONG time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan R. | 2/16/2014

    " As unrelentingly clever and inventive as the first book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Suzan | 2/16/2014

    " If I were younger, the age the book is meant for, I might have enjoyed it. Who knows? Not a book that crosses age groups. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 2/2/2014

    " I liked this more that the first one. I still think that the target audience is unclear...it is about 13 year-old mystery solvers, but the language and references are more appreciated by adults (more specifically literature junkies). Still great! Weird, quirky, (sometimes totally nuts) and basically everything I have come to love about M.T. Anderson's writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Johnson | 1/28/2014

    " This is the only M.T. Anderson book I have read so far, and I find his sense of humor quirky, slightly self-deprecating, and hilarious. This tale of three crime-solving friends working with a host of incompetent fellow hotel patrons to solve a ridiculous crime is highly humorous. M.T. Anderson definitely doesn't take himself to seriously, but this largely tongue-in-cheek novel is riddled with gorgeous passages of deep prose. This is a great novel for young adults, particularly boys in their early teens who may not be completely sold on reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/28/2014

    " As you might surmise, this is pretty silly. But recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaethe | 1/17/2014

    " I didn't love it as much as Whales on Stilts: M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales, which had the benefit of feeling fresh and surprising. But still, a fun read. Rather poignant, too, peopled with the characters of both popular and forgotten (imaginary) series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 12/27/2013

    " More tongue-in-cheek adventures with a side of over-the-top bizarreness for Jasper, Lily, & Katie. Hilarious! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/25/2013

    " My enjoyment of this book would have been better if I had read it myself rather than listen to the audiobook. The character voices were fine but the timing...was off. It drove me a little crazy. But I really liked the ending and the asides. I wish I had started with book 1. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 orangerful | 12/23/2013

    " This series is so ridiculous and I love it (which is odd because I haven't been able to get into any of Anderson's YA books as much). This one is my favorite of the two because it pokes fun at all the classic kids series, like Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Goosebumps, and more. Very silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid | 11/29/2013

    " I'm reading this out loud with my son and it's so funny I'm having to stop to get a breath and stop crying. My son and husband are loving this one, too. It's a GREAT read-aloud book. We'll have to try another one of these soon, like Whales on Stilts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 11/1/2013

    " I read this book, and then listened to the audio version. I think the books in this series are meant to be listened to, as the humor came through much better when I listened to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria Whipple | 7/6/2013

    " Lilly and her friends Jasper Dash and Katie are back solving another mystery, this time while they were supposed to be on vacation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 10/16/2012

    " Not quite as funny as the first one, but still hilarious. We'll be listening to the third one on our next long drive. The characters and situations are really zany... enough that I questions the author's sanity just a bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 9/5/2012

    " 3.5 stars. Not quite a brilliant as it's predecessor (Whales on Stilts), but still made me laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 7/6/2012

    " Whales on Stilts was epic. This was just fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly S. | 3/26/2012

    " 3 friends, one mystery, a kidnapping, a twist of events, a stolen necklace, quints, missing stuffed animal heads, a room in a room,a solved mystery, guns, a cave, a ventriloquist, a screamer, and determination. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill | 10/9/2011

    " Over the top is often good; too much over the top for me on this one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 babyhippoface | 10/7/2011

    " I think I am in love with Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut, by gum. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K | 9/3/2011

    " This was a little too brim-ful of wacky for me. Sorry Mr. Anderson. I love your other work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackamo | 7/28/2011

    " It wasn't as good as Whales on Stilts, but it was still funny and enjoyable. If you liked the 1st one, I'd definitely still read this 2nd "Thrilling Tale." I'm still insisting that the audio version is the way to go with these books. The narrator is fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cubbie | 7/20/2011

    " this book is a serious threat to lemony snicket as my favorite humorous ya writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid | 4/25/2011

    " I'm reading this out loud with my son and it's so funny I'm having to stop to get a breath and stop crying. My son and husband are loving this one, too. It's a GREAT read-aloud book. We'll have to try another one of these soon, like Whales on Stilts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trysten | 1/18/2011

    " This books interesting the writer like in whales on stilts, he tends to stick to katie the main character, you get to see her thoughts a little. He also sticks to first person throughout the book. Katie the crime fighting girl who wants to be normal and that's why she's at moose tongue lodge "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 12/20/2010

    " Lilly and her friends Jasper Dash and Katie are back solving another mystery, this time while they were supposed to be on vacation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 11/11/2010

    " More tongue-in-cheek adventures with a side of over-the-top bizarreness for Jasper, Lily, & Katie. Hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dru | 3/30/2010

    " I really enjoy MT Anderson's satirical mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 10/26/2009

    " 3 friends, one mystery, a kidnapping, a twist of events, a stolen necklace, quints, missing stuffed animal heads, a room in a room,a solved mystery, guns, a cave, a ventriloquist, a screamer, and determination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 sam | 8/29/2009

    " This series is so ridiculous and I love it (which is odd because I haven't been able to get into any of Anderson's YA books as much). This one is my favorite of the two because it pokes fun at all the classic kids series, like Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Goosebumps, and more. Very silly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 7/7/2009

    " Not as good as Whales On Stilts. "

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About the Author

M. T. Anderson is the author of Feed, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, winner of the National Book Award and a New York Times bestseller, and its sequel, The Kingdom on the Waves, which was also a New York Times bestseller. Both volumes were also named Michael L. Printz Honor Books. M. T. Anderson lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Marc Cashman is a three-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audiobook narration. His voice has also been heard locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on radio, television, film, documentaries, radio plays, and video games.