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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,394 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline West Narrator: Lexy Fridell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Books of Elsewhere Release Date:
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Old Ms. McMartin is definitely dead. Now her crumbling Victorian mansion lies vacant. When eleven-year-old Olive and her dippy mathematician parents move in, she knows there’s something odd about the place—not least the walls covered in strange antique paintings. But when Olive finds a pair of old spectacles in a dusty drawer, she discovers the most peculiar thing yet: she can travel inside these paintings to a world that’s strangely quiet…and eerily like her own. Yet Elsewhere harbors dark secrets—and Morton, an undersized boy with an outsize temper.

As she and Morton form an uneasy alliance, Olive finds herself ensnared in a plan darker and more dangerous than she could have imagined, confronting a power that wants to be rid of her by any means necessary. It’s up to Olive to save the house from the dark shadows, before the lights go out for good.

Jacqueline West weaves a tale at turns haunting, moving, and darkly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mara | 2/18/2014

    " This book makes me want to read under the covers with a flashlight! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steph | 2/17/2014

    " Loved it, probably because my third graders just got SO into it with me. Maybe it's not that good of a book; hard to tell when a bunch of 8-year-olds are screaming, "PLEASE! One more chapter!!!" :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/16/2014

    " This was just about perfect. Strange things happen in the old victorian house, as Olive Dunwoody discovers she can enter paintings in the house. Fun read, and I'm looking up the others in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 2/11/2014

    " This was hard for me to get into at first. However, I was hooked for the last half of the book. I will read the second one at some point. The book trailer on Jacqueline West's website is great, and I will use that to introduce it to my students. "

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About the Narrator

Lexy Fridell is a theater actress who has played as a variety of inanimate objects and animals, ranging from a sassy blue Chair in Pee-wee Herman on Broadway to a snuggly yellow bear in Avenue Q, to a Dog in Sylvia to Dory the short-term-memory-loss-suffering fish in Finding Nemo, the Musical. Beyond acting, she is an accomplished pupeteer and the narrator of numerous audio books.