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Author: Pseudonymous Bosch Narrator: Peter Kim, various authors, Hachette Assorted Authors, various narrators, Bryan Kennedy, Cassandra Morris, Gabra Zackman, Joshua Swanson, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Secret Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781600248382
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Within this audiobook lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to listen to this audiobook? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you...and this story is particularly scrumptious! In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mom has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, Señor Hugo! The ransom...the legendary tuning fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Señor Hugo's chocolate success? If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember...this book is not good for you. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What child could resist it? A deliciously dark and chocolatey book full of big chunks of crazy humor and a cast of mouth-watering characters…This Book Is Not Good for You is actually very good for you…The teasing, topsy-turvy world created by the scrumptious Mr. Bosch is guaranteed to have you laughing all the way to the next installment.”

    Lancashire Evening Post

  • “According to Hachette Audio, Kennedy and Morris are so believable in their roles as children that several listeners in house wondered about the casting policy for underage narrators!”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Chocolate facts, chocolate secrets! In this third volume penned by the mysterious Pseudonymous Bosch, the author is both the first-person narrator and a character in the book. Like an audio circus ringmaster, Joshua Swanson expertly juggles both parts, introducing other characters, directly asking the listener questions, whispering helpful asides, and encouraging our heroine, Cass (played with verve by Cassandra Morris), to forge on as she battles an evil dessert chef, rescues her kidnapped mother, and dodges some very deadly sweets. This bright mix of warm narration, fine acting, sound effects, and of course, chocolate is the recipe for one of the most innovative and entertaining children’s audio productions of the year.”

    AudioFile

  • “Bosch again intersperses the story with warnings for readers and gives footnote explanations about types of chocolate…Although there is no secret code to unravel, fans of the first two books will find this sequel satisfying.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klaudias6 | 2/14/2014

    " I read ''This Book Is Not Good For You'' written by Pseudonymous Bosch. Once again, the author comes up with a sequel better than the rest of the series! Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo-Yoji face the evil group called the Midnight Sun with a powerful legend of the tuning fork. One that will turn any ordinary-or-not substance into the most addicting and delicious delectable you can imagine! The leader, Mrs. Muavis, and her two assistants create the darkest chocolate of the darkest chocolates invented! A chocolate so strong, it will send you to your ancestors past. For Cass, a mission to find out her personal secret. I loved this book! The author combines your senses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 googoo | 2/13/2014

    " This book was AWESOME!!! MAx-Ernest and Cass come back for their next adventure with Yoyoji. THeir mission: infiltrate the MIdnight Sun and get back Cass's mother who was kidnapped. Also: find the magical Tuning Fork, a fork that you can mix into any food and change the food into a different flavor. Overall a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keagan | 2/12/2014

    " Best book in the series so far, amazing book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 2/4/2014

    " I thought that this book was pretty good. It is about three kids that are off to find one of theirs missing mom. They go up against a group of evil alchemists that will stop at nothing to know the Secret. This book will leave you non the edge of your seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 1/6/2014

    " I adored the concept of the tasting and diffrent stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thezza | 1/1/2014

    " My favorite book in the series so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 7709amanda | 12/26/2013

    " I think the genre of this book is Realistic Fiction. This book was about Cassandra and Max-Ernest who again try to defeat Dr.L and Ms.Mauvais, but end up going deeper into their strange past.I liked this book because it was really interesting and it had an unusual plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 12/25/2013

    " This book is so fun! When I'm reading it, I never get bored, unlike other books. Every scene every chapter is just awesome. Five stars for this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 12/23/2013

    " it is not the best book either but it has some mystirious things!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cami | 12/15/2013

    " i really liked this book the second time around and it made sense to me... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cae | 11/17/2013

    " Y U A CLIFFHANGER "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emyrose8 | 10/23/2013

    " Wow, this book really made me want to eat chocolate! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manon | 10/11/2013

    " Very good, indeed. Can't wait to see what Cass will discover... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 9/22/2013

    " as usual I loved this book. I love mystery's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victorious | 8/18/2013

    " Loved this one, and felt it was much better than the second in the series which was a little... weird. Very funny and well written; even made me LOL a few times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/17/2013

    " This is appears to be one of those rare series that gets better with each book. Very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 3/2/2013

    " This book is one of the BEST of the secret series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/16/2013

    " Another funny original in this series. A book that is all about chocolate...what's not to love? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jailyn709 | 10/7/2012

    " This is such a great book!!! You never know what is going to happen next so it makes you want to just keep reading! But the ending sucks! They don't tell you the answer to the big problem, they leave you hanging but that was the last book in that series!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 8/26/2012

    " This one was funny... i really liked it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 6/28/2012

    " It was a great book, it is amasoning how much chocolate can do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 6/13/2012

    " Funny in parts, and love anything about chocolate. Liked the cliffhanger at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bear | 1/30/2012

    " I found The Secret!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fin | 1/13/2012

    " A delicious book in this amazing series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reereerocks | 11/11/2011

    " I just finished this book today>> Read the series b4 this one!!!!! Or. it wo'nt make sense.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleeya | 8/26/2011

    " Great, the whole series is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bluemoon | 7/8/2011

    " good book. really love this series and the addition of another mystery, with Cass, just fueled more of my interest. can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauriero | 5/12/2011

    " We started with the third book in the series by mistake. But, it didn't really matter because all we wanted to do was go pick up the other two. Which we did. Now we know the whole history. Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo_Yoji return to foil the evil plans of "The Midnight Sun" once again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 5/12/2011

    " So far so good :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marley | 4/26/2011

    " I liked this book, but I really didn't live to read it, I didn't obsess over it like I do with some books. But it's a good read and I recommend this series to anyone who likes a mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaliah | 4/22/2011

    " I LOVE CHOCOLATE SOOOOOO MUCH SO THIS WAS MY FAVORITE FROM THE SERIES! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 4/16/2011

    " My nephew and I started this series last year and I just found the new ones. It's a really fun, quick adventure/mystery read for kids that hints upon social themes. Plus it was fun for me to read and then mail off to him! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 3/28/2011

    " Eclectic, fun humor-adventure for kids. My 9 year-old daughter loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 3/25/2011

    " Starting the next one as soon as I can get it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tali10 | 3/12/2011

    " If I could rate this a 6 I would. The book ends leaving you anxiously awaiting the next book. I can't wait to get my hands on "This Isn't What It Looks Like!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 3/11/2011

    " Best book in the series so far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/15/2011

    " Another great one in the Secret Series! By the way, I listened to this entire book on my iPod. "

About the Author

Pseudonymous Bosch is the anonymous pseudonymous author of the Secret Series. Not much is known about him other than that he has a passionate love of chocolate and cheese and an equally passionate hatred of mayonnaise. Rumors of Boschian sightings are just as frequent and about as reliable as reports of alien abductions. If you ever meet anyone claiming to be Pseudonymous himself he is almost certainly an impostor. The real Pseudonymous is said currently to be hiding in a cave in a remote jungle (although there are contrary reports that he is somewhere in Greenland).

About the Narrators

Bryan Kennedy was born and raised on Long Island and has been working as an actor and comedian in New York for the past several years. He has done numerous theater productions, voiceovers, commercials, and audiobooks.

Cassandra Morris has received critical acclaim for her voice-over work from Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine, earning a dozen Earphones Awards and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her voice has also been heard on television in commercial campaigns and numerous Nickelodeon and Disney products. She is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh, Carrie in Barbie: A Fairy Secret, Nathan in Pokémon, and Lola in Angelo Rules.

Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.

Joshua Swanson is an actor and voiceover talent. He’s worked in major motion pictures and television and as a voice talent has worked in all facets of the business. An award-winning audiobook narrator with over sixty titles to his name, Swanson has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.

Suzanne Toren, award-winning narrator, has over thirty years of experience in narration. She was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She has won the American Foundation for the Blind’s Scourby Award for Narrator of the Year, AudioFile magazine named her the 2009 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture, and she is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards. She performs on and off Broadway and in regional theaters and has appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.

Clayborne Carson, PhD, was a participant and observer of African American political movements during his undergraduate years at UCLA. Since receiving his doctorate in 1975, he has taught at Stanford University, where he is now professor of history and director of the King Papers Project. He has also been a visiting professor at American University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Emory University and a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. His scholarly publications have focused on African American protest movements and the political thought of the period after World War II. His writings have appeared in leading historical journals and numerous encyclopedias, as well as in popular periodicals. His first book, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians. Dr. Carson has lectured at many colleges and universities in the United States and abroad on a wide range of topics, including King, Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, Black-Jewish relations, and the need for a multi-cultural curriculum.

Clayborne Carson, PhD, was a participant and observer of African American political movements during his undergraduate years at UCLA. Since receiving his doctorate in 1975, he has taught at Stanford University, where he is now professor of history and director of the King Papers Project. He has also been a visiting professor at American University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Emory University and a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. His scholarly publications have focused on African American protest movements and the political thought of the period after World War II. His writings have appeared in leading historical journals and numerous encyclopedias, as well as in popular periodicals. His first book, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians. Dr. Carson has lectured at many colleges and universities in the United States and abroad on a wide range of topics, including King, Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, Black-Jewish relations, and the need for a multi-cultural curriculum.

Michael Crouch is an actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.