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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Jinks Narrator: Chelsea Bruland Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780307968074
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Eleven year old Marcus loves video games and hates the beach. So he is not happy when his mum Holly drags him to Diamond Beach, the place she loved as a child. Once there, Holly meets Coco, her friend from her childhood. She is there with her electronics-obsessed husband, Sterling Huckstepp, and their kids, cool teenage Newt, pizza-loving Edison and the family robot, Prot. Opening a door into the basement of Holly's caravan, Edison discovers the most amazing amusement park. Whoever opens a door in the basement finds themselves in their very own dream vacation. But when the dream becomes impossible to escape from, it all begins to feel more like a nightmare: Marcus, Holly, and the Huckstepps find themselves trapped in a matrix of terrifyingly perfect dreamscapes peopled with strange characters that will allow them to do anything they want, except leave...A whirlwind adventure at a breakneck speed. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fast-paced adventure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Completely absorbing and totally fun.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A breathless escapade, featuring several horror-show tropes leavened with hints of satire.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felix | 11/1/2013

    " Its got a long buildup but it's really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Buttons5500 | 8/31/2013

    " I am just stared this book I am on the 2 chapter And is sounds good so I hope I enjoy it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/14/2013

    " This book was fantastic. Fast-paced, extremely inventive, tons of twists, and great internal consistency. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 3/12/2013

    " Great Story, but sometimes I feel it was meant for younger people, like 12 year olds. But I liked it! :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 11/28/2012

    " I always enjoy Catherine Jinks on audio, but would never read one of her books since I don't enjoy them enough to not have the awesome Australian narrator. This one was pretty hectic and action-packed, so it made for particularly entertaining listening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nova | 9/16/2012

    " 'Back to the Future' meets 'Alice in Wonderland' with some Greek mythology thrown in makes for a totally unpredictable fun read that would appeal to children aged 9 to 15. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/18/2012

    " Inventive, difficult to anticipate, just the right amount of creepy and with really fantastic characters. I'll read more of Jinks! "

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About the Author
Author Catherine Jinks

Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of more than thirty books for all ages. She has garnered many awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award, the Victorian Premier’s Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction, the Australian Ibby Award, and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction.

About the Narrator

Chelsea Bruland is a voice actress and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator.