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Cheshire Crossing

By: Andy Weir
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
3.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Andy Weir tackles what transpires after "happily ever after." What happens to Alice when she comes back from Wonderland? Wendy from Neverland? Dorothy from Oz?

The three meet here, at Cheshire Crossing - a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers. 

But the trio - now teenagers, who’ve had their fill of meddling authority figures - aren’t content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they’re dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake - and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch and Hook together in a deadly supervillain love match. 

To stop them, the girls will have to draw on all of their powers...and marshal a team of unlikely allies from across the magical multiverse. 

Written by the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Martian, Andy Weir, Cheshire Crossing is a funny, breakneck, boundlessly inventive journey through classic worlds as you’ve never seen them before. 

Audiobook Cast of Narrators:
Sophie Amoss as Alice
Brittany Pressley as Wendy
Kristen DiMercurio as Dorothy
Rebecca Soler as Miss Poole
Lisa Flanagan as the Wicked Witch
James Monroe Iglehart as Captain Hook
Neil Hellegers as Rutherford and Smee
Sean Patrick Hopkins as Lem and the Jack of Knaves
Peter Coleman as Peter Pan
and Pete Bradbury as the Narrator 

Praise for Cheshire Crossing:

“Deliciously funny . . . a shrewd and spirited adaptation that will leave audiences hoping for another installment . . . Andersen’s delightful cartoon drawing style meshes perfectly with Weir’s prose, allowing the work to broaden its appeal beyond middle graders to young adults and adults.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

©2019 Andy Weir (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Good but very short

Like I said it's a great idea but it's extremely short and frankly not worth a credit

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  • Christine Renee
  • 12-07-19

cleverly interwoven Tales

At first I wasn't sure what I was going to think of it, but as it progressed the cleverness and Ingenuity of the writer began to shine. And the introduction of Miss Poole and her powers was a pleasant surprise.

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  • Xelinor
  • 08-08-19

Unfinished!

This was a great work, but it ended very abruptly and feels very unfinished. Would have liked to see the next part included before release.

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  • mix579
  • 18-07-19

Uh -- target missed

I'm a big Andy Weir fan, Who doesn't love The Martian. I liked Artemis, And James Moriarty and The Egg were excellent short stories. This one? Not so much. The premise of the book is intriguing -- what if three of the most famous literary girl heroes came together and were able to travel between their respective fictitious realms? But this implementation of that idea just doesn't work, at several levels. The key issue with this book is the lack of a defined target audience. Who is it for? There are plenty of cute references and innuendos that most children would be unable to recognize and appreciate. So is it for adults? Well, in that case the language, most visibly in the dialogs, is insultingly childish. On top, many of the questions raised in the book remain unanswered, such as how come Prof Rutherford is involved in all of this? What's the whole point of bringing them together? How did they get the kids to come (there is a bit about that with Dorothy but not the other girls).

Well, my initial enthusiasm went downhill quickly. I wish Weir had taken the whole thing more "serious". Actually, the book cover says Andy Weir & Sarah Andersen, so I wonder how much involvement Weir actually had.

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