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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Lethcoe Narrator: Roy Dotrice Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff Series Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9780739351109
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Orphaned Benjamin Bartholomew Piff closed his eyes, blew out the candle, and wished with all his might. Soon after, sirens wailed all over the Wishworks Factory–Ben had followed every rule of birthday wishing to a T and had made the most dangerous wish of all…a wish for unlimited wishes
Ben is delighted with his clever wish, until he learns that he has disrupted the fragile balance in the magical realm of wishes and curses. Before long, Ben has been recruited by the Wishworks factory president himself to fight the evil henchmen of the Curseworks Factory–giving new credence to the old adage: “Be careful what you wish for…” Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 2/20/2014

    " Reading to the kids now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sabin | 2/14/2014

    " This book was pretty lame. Honestly, I didn't even bother finishing it because I already knew what would happen at the end. It's a very obvious, regular book. Nothing special at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danielle Wood | 1/13/2014

    " It was a cute book, not my favorite, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mallory | 1/13/2014

    " My grandma Jan bought this book for me and my family and I had never heard of it before. Once I started the book, I finished it a few hours later. VERY good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph Sanchez | 1/10/2014

    " This is a nice story, but it is definitely meant for younger readers. The writing is okay. I did not discover any literary greatness while reading the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Foote | 12/23/2013

    " This was a pretty cute book. Creative, funny, and very entertaining. Only the characters didn't, I don't know, grasp me enough. I like the books where when a character dies or gets hurt you feel like crying. This didn't have that feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 12/5/2013

    " If you love Harry Potter, you'll find this book endearing as well. The story of the orphan boy and how his birthday wish changed the whole world is clever and creative! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/25/2013

    " An interesting story about an orphan living in an unbearable home for boys whose birthday wish for unlimited wishes in granted. This upsets the balance of wishes and a war between the wish factory and curse factory ensues. A fun story to read with your children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 11/23/2013

    " Suffers from a really goofy cover. Already 4 in the series but it didn't capture my imagination enough to want to read more. For younger fantasy fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anony-miss a-non-y-miss | 11/9/2013

    " So sad . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teddy | 11/7/2013

    " Good book. Cute story. Good one to read out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 10/24/2013

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! It's awesome. They don't have it at the MCMS library. :( But IT'S SO GOOD!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/22/2013

    " This one also reminded me of James and the Giant Peach. I picked up quite a few books at the scholastic book outlet a few weeks ago. They all ended up being about orphaned children :). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lokien | 8/29/2013

    " New twist on wish making. you may never look at your birthday candle the same way again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/19/2013

    " Really enjoyed it. Listened to it in the car. Fun story about magical wishes... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 8/19/2010

    " My rating says it all: good for a younger crowd as there is little true character development or storyline. Of course, I am comparing it to my beloved Harry Potter so that dampers it, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 5/23/2010

    " Extremely delightful book. Very enjoyable and amusing. About an orphan boy and an inside look of making birthday wishes....."Be careful what you wish for!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CamIaMacKenzie | 9/6/2009

    " Hope to read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/6/2009

    " This was cute; Boop and I both enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rajinder | 5/18/2009

    " I've read all 3 Biff books, and I enjoyed each of them. They have a fascinating story and are pretty funny, especially the foot-notes. The problems Benjamin faces are cool, and the friends he makes are, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 5/14/2009

    " The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff (Book 1) by Jason Lethcoe (2007) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larissa | 2/12/2009

    " This is a really great book for fantasy readers. I read this at 10 and it was my favorite. Not for young adult but not to immature. Good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 10/6/2007

    " How many other books can you combine in one? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 4/21/2007

    " I heartily recommend this as a read aloud to children ages 8 to 12. Grown ups will enjoy it too. It combines fantasy, misery, suspense and magic -- much like that found in Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the works of Roald Dahl. "

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About the Narrator

Roy Dotrice is a Tony Award–winning actor best known for his Broadway performance in the revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before producing and directing some three hundred stage plays. In 1957, he joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theater, an experience that brought him opportunities in radio, film, television, and numerous Broadway productions.