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Audiobooks by Kenneth Oppel

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  1. The Burpee Bears The Burpee Bears
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  2. How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters
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  3. The Christmas Carrolls The Christmas Carrolls
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  4. The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs
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  5. The Miracle on Ebenezer Street The Miracle on Ebenezer Street
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  6. Father Christmas's Fake Beard Father Christmas's Fake Beard
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  7. The Midnight Guardians The Midnight Guardians
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  8. The Boy Who Made the World Disappear The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
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  9. The Fowl Twins The Fowl Twins
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  10. When The World Was Ours When The World Was Ours
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Every Hidden Thing

Every Hidden Thing

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Jake Mate, Whitney Dykhouse Release Date: 01/10/2016

Somewhere in the badlands, buried in millennia of rock and sand, lie the bones of a massive dinosaur-a Rex. Discovering it would be the greatest fossil find of the nineteenth century. Samuel Bolt needs to be the one to do it. Rachel Cartland wants the exact same thing, for herself. The Bolts. The Cartlands. Rival families of fossil hunters, alike in their hatred of one another and their dream of finding the Rex. As both set off into a treacherous landscape searching for the glory of the first American dinosaurs, their paths cross. Amid danger and mystery, the competition between their fathers intensifies. But Rachel and Samuel also find themselves pushed closer together. What if they joined forces? Could they find a new life together among the ruins of a lost world? Or will old enmities keep them from both the Rex and each other?

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The Nest

The Nest

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Gibson Frazier Release Date: 01/10/2015

Steve just wants to save his baby brother-but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, The Boundless).For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it's just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp's nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to "fix" the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered. All he has to do is say "Yes." But "yes" is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back? Celebrated author Kenneth Oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family.

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The Boundless

The Boundless

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Nick Podehl Release Date: 01/04/2014

Little does he know his adventure starts the moment he boards the Boundless. There is a murder, and now Will protects a key that can unlock the train¹s hidden treasures. Villains are fast on his heels and strange creatures are lurking outside the windows, as the Boundless hurtles across the country. Together with Maren, a gifted escape artist, and Mr. Dorian, a circus ringmaster with amazing abilities, Will must save the Boundless before someone else winds up dead. His adventure may have begun without him knowing . . . but how it ends is up to Will.

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Guys Read: The Klack Bros. Museum: A Short Story from Guys Read: Other Worlds

Guys Read: The Klack Bros. Museum: A Short Story from Guys Read: Other Worlds

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Release Date: 01/09/2013

A train gets waylaid in the middle of nowhere, and Luke and his dad find themselves with four hours to kill before it's fixed. Just enough time for a trip to the mysterious, decrepit old museum on the edge of town. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka. Kenneth Oppel (The Klack Bros. Museum) got his first encouragement as a writer when a story he wrote at age fourteen made its way to Roald Dahl, who in turn sent it to his own agent, who took Ken on as a client. Since then, Ken has written many award-winning and bestselling books. He lives with his family in Toronto.

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Guys Read: Other Worlds

Guys Read: Other Worlds

A challenging labor for a teenage demigod A world in which shoes shall no longer be trod upon A scouting trip that turns deadly Welcome to Other Worlds, the fourth volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading. Prepare yourself for ten trips into the unknown, as ten of your favorite writers spin tales of fantasy and science fiction the likes of which you have never imagined. Compiled by National Ambassador for Children's Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Other Worlds is the most exciting collection of stories on this, or any other, planet. Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children's Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family.

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Such Wicked Intent

Such Wicked Intent

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Luke Daniels Release Date: 01/08/2012

Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again - just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother's betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor's twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, they venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.

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This Dark Endeavor

This Dark Endeavor

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Luke Daniels Release Date: 01/08/2011

In this prequel to Mary Shelley's gothic classic, Frankenstein, sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein begins a dark journey that will change his life forever. Victor's twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor can cure him. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Victor enlists his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and his best friend, Henry, on a treacherous search for the ingredients to create the forbidden Elixir of Life. Impossible odds, dangerous alchemy, and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest at every turn. Victor knows he must not fail. But his success depends on how far he is willing to push the boundaries of nature, science, and love - and how much he is willing to sacrifice.

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Half Brother

Half Brother

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Daniel Ditomasso Release Date: 01/09/2010

For thirteen years, Ben Tomlin was an only child. But all that changes when his mother brings home Zan - an eight-day-old chimpanzee. Ben's father, a renowned behavioral scientist, has uprooted the family to pursue his latest research project: a high-profile experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills. Ben's parents tell him to treat Zan like a little brother. Ben reluctantly agrees. At least now he's not the only one his father's going to scrutinize. It isn't long before Ben is Zan's favorite, and Ben starts to see Zan as more than just an experiment. His father disagrees. Soon Ben is forced to make a critical choice between what he is told to believe and what he knows to be true - between obeying his father or protecting his brother from an unimaginable fate. Half Brother isn't just a story about a boy and a chimp. It's about the way families are made, the way humanity is judged, the way easy choices become hard ones, and how you can't always do right by the people and animals you love. In the hands of master storyteller Kenneth Oppel, it's a novel you won't soon forget.

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The King's Taster

The King's Taster

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: Fred Berman Release Date: 01/06/2009

Max is the cook's dog. And because he is also the king's taster, Max gets to feast on French Fries! Rose Pudding! Cheese Pie! Pizza! No wonder Max loves his job. Who wouldn't want to dine on these delicious dishes? The new king, that's who. And if the new king has his way, it won't just be their job that the cook and Max lose!

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Firewing

Firewing

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: John McDonough Release Date: 01/10/2007

Griffin is just a newborn bat when he falls through an underground fissure into the most dangerous of all places, the Underworld-the land of the dead. Though his father, the heroic Shade, will try to rescue him, Griffin bravely sets off on his own adventure to find the Tree that will take him home. Will he make it? This companion to Silverwing and Sunwing is mesmerizing, full of extraordinary details and vibrant imagery.

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Starclimber

Starclimber

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: David Kelly Release Date: 01/09/2004

Matt Cruse, hero of the wildly popular Airborn and Skybreaker, is back and this time he's aiming for the stars. But before Matt can join the first mission to space he must survive rigorous training-training made more dangerous by terrorists who are bent on sabotaging the mission before it can begin. Aboard the audaciously conceived Starclimber Matt finds himself part of a remarkable crew that includes his girlfriend, the charming-but-maddening Kate de Vries-as well as ship's creator Dr. Turgenev, the irascible Chef Vlad, world-famous photographer Evelyn Karr, and Haiku, a farting monkey. Adventure, danger, and suspense abound as the intrepid voyagers discover unexpected wonders and life-threatening surprises in the world beyond the sky. Deftly balancing humor, romance, and stunning action sequences, Kenneth Oppel has once again created a masterful adventure that will sweep listeners away from earthly cares and set their spirits soaring.

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Sunwing

Sunwing

Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: John McDonough Release Date: 01/04/2004

Shade, a young silverwing bat, is searching the countryside for his father when he discovers a huge glass building. When he flies inside, he finds a forest haven where, safe from predatory owls, hundreds of bats are finally living in the sunlight. But when he tries to find an exit, Shade quickly realizes that instead of a paradise, the building is really a prison. From there, bats are taken to laboratories, where they are fitted with bombs and used in human warfare. Even as Shade manages to escape, he knows that the fate of his entire species is in great peril. It's up to him to foil the dark force that plots against the silverwings. Sunwing is the exciting continuation of Silverwing, which was lauded by Smithsonian magazine as a tour-de-force of fantasy. With John McDonough's dramatic narration, Shade and his world soar with colorful life.

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