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Author: John Hulme, Michael Wexler Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Seems Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545142939
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In the second book in the new hit series, Becker's got to repair a Split Second -- before he runs out of Time forever.

Format: 5 CDs, Unabridged

Becker Drane's still got the coolest job in The World, but being a Fixer while trying to live a normal, 13-year-old life isn't easy. On the way to a family vacation, a bomb explodes in the Department of Time. When Becker is called in to repair the damage, he discovers a path of destruction the likes of which he's never seen. Becker's going to need help to repair the damage The Tide has created.
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  • “This clever fantasy…is creative, funny, and refreshingly unambiguous…Drane is brought engagingly to life by Oliver Wyman. He keeps the story moving at a brisk pace and does a superb job crafting distinctive vocal personalities for the cast of international characters. His energetic portrayals of teenagers reflect all the outrage and vehemence of adolescents whof ully comprehend the dire straits the world is in. This performance is great for family listening—a witty plot with lots of amusing puns is delivered with style and panache.”

    AudioFile

  • “Continues to develop a truly ingenious setting while proving every bit as much of a nail-biter as the first.”

    Booklist

  • “Hilarious wordplay…idiomatic expressions, puns, and figures of speech propel the plot along at a manic pace as Becker falls in love, tries to follow the Rules, and narrowly escapes annihilation. A delightful cast of noble and nefarious characters adds to the fun.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Becker is a likable protagonist who manages to keep his sense of humor in the darkest of times, which keeps the plot line from becoming too intense…Does not disappoint, and [The Split Second] will charm action-adventure, fantasy, and mystery lovers alike.”

    VOYA

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About the Author

Author John Hulme

John Hulme is the coauthor of The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep. He accidentally stumbled upon the existence of The Seems after opening an unlocked Door in Wilmington, North Carolina, during the summer of 1995. From that moment on, he was obsessed with the curious realm he had discovered and sought to pen a book series based on this find. Though the project was held up in administrative Red Tape for nearly eleven years, the Powers That Be finally signed off on its release. Hulme lives with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Jack, in a small New Jersey town with crookety sidewalks and tree-lined streets.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has won five Audie Awards from the Audio Publisher’s Association, fourteen Earphone Awards, and two Listen Up Awards from Publisher’s Weekly. He was named a 2008 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture by AudioFile magazine. He has appeared on stage as well as in film and television, and he is a veteran voice actor who can be heard in numerous cartoons and video games. He is one of the founders of New York City’s Collective Unconscious theater, and his performances include the award-winning “reality play” Charlie Victor Romeo and A. R. McElhinney’s cult classic film A Chronicle of Corpses.