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The Squickerwonkers Audiobook

The Squickerwonkers

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Selma of the Rin-Run Royals, a clever little girl who is spoiled to the core. One day Selma stumbles upon a band of colorful marionettes, and gets more than she bargained for. The remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow are about to teach Selma that she'll not always get her way. Evangeline Lilly is best known for her work as an actress, but her foremost passion has always been writing. This book is her first published work. Brilliantly narrated by Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who, The Hobbit), this eccentric and visually stunning cautionary tale will appeal to adults and children alike.

©2013 Evangeline Lilly (P)2014 Quiet Cocoon Productions

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    Lenny 18/11/2014
    Lenny 18/11/2014
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    "It is just wonderfully entertaining."
    What made the experience of listening to The Squickerwonkers the most enjoyable?

    The poetic story, the presentation voice, and the music.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Selma of course, girls cannot be spoiled nor can their quests.


    What about Sylvester McCoy’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed the timing to the music.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    A new bar has been set.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. Duff 22/04/2015
    M. Duff 22/04/2015

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    "Brilliant!"

    A bit adult for my four year old but she loves the music. I really enjoyed listening too! Good stuff

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Porter South Wales 04/12/2014
    Steve Porter South Wales 04/12/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Weird, short and noisy...."
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It's so short everyone should give it a go,


    What could Evangeline Lilly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Tried a bit less to be cleverly weird and tried a bit more to bring out a character to like.


    What didn’t you like about Sylvester McCoy’s performance?

    Noise. Couldn't quite hear what was being said sometimes over sound effects and through accents.


    What character would you cut from The Squickerwonkers?

    The quickerwonkers.


    Any additional comments?

    Try it - it will only take a few minutes - and it might press your buttons.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kayla 30/11/2014
    Kayla 30/11/2014
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    "Impeccable!"
    If you could sum up The Squickerwonkers in three words, what would they be?

    Greatest children's book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    That I could read this to my daughter and I could also sit down and read it by myself if I wanted. It is great for all ages!


    Have you listened to any of Sylvester McCoy’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I have not but this one has held a high standard! Sylvester did an amazing job!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    Evangeline Lilly did a wonderful job! Well worth the wait and cannot wait to read more about The Squickerwonkers!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bro 19/11/2014
    Bro 19/11/2014
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    "Cliffhanger"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yeah, b/c it's totally sweet


    What did you like best about this story?

    introduces the human condition to kids


    What about Sylvester McCoy’s performance did you like?

    accents were awesome


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the ending left me wanting more


    Any additional comments?

    looking forward to the sequels

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. P. D. Selman Kent, U.K. 25/04/2015
    Mr. P. D. Selman Kent, U.K. 25/04/2015 Member Since 2014

    Something about yourself!

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    "Very enjoyable... what you can hear of it"
    Where does The Squickerwonkers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle.


    What about Sylvester McCoy’s performance did you like?

    McCoy's performance is charming, exuberant and delightfully over the top. I'm sure children of all ages will love it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's very short, so, yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Evangeline Lilly has written a sweet, little fairy story here which McCoy performs theatrically (and I mean that in a good way). It's a shame, then, that it has to compete to be heard in places with the multitude of background noises and music that have been layered on top of it. Turning the background noise down in the mix would improve this piece significantly.

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    DANIEL 19/11/2014
    DANIEL 19/11/2014
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    "AWESOME"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    FREE FOR ANYONE


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I'M GONNA USE IT IN THE CLASSROOM #ESL


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    SHE IS MY FAVORITE ACTRESS


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    NOTHING


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Mrs. Evangeline Lilly is AWESOME

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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