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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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Marcus doesn’t even want to go away for the summer. And his Mum’s fond memories of Diamond Beach turn out to be nothing like reality. This could be his worst holiday ever.

But things quickly become more interesting when Marcus discovers the hidden cellar in their smelly old caravan. There, he and his new friends, the Huckstepps, find themselves touring a string of fantasy worlds filled with giant pink cats, stranded holiday makers and walking talking fairground rides, in a place where dreams turn quickly into nightmares.

It’s a wild, exhilarating ride that will lead Marcus straight to oblivion unless he can escape the trap that’s been laid out for him, and all those tempted to venture through the disappearing doors.

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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 JinksCATHERINE JINKS was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1963. She grew up in Papua New Guinea and later spent four years studying medieval history at the University of Sydney. After working for several years in a bank, she married a Canadian journalist and lived for a short time in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is now a full-time writer, residing in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales with her husband Peter and their daughter Hannah.Catherine is a three-time winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and has also won a Victorian Premier's Literature Award, the Ena Noel Award for Children's Literature, and an Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children's Literature.