How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks audiobook

How to Catch a Bogle

By Catherine Jinks
Read by Mandy Williams

Listening Library (Audio) 9780544087088
7.20 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780804167796

If ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame. Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames. Or so it seems—until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .

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Summary

Summary

Nominated for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Children's Title (Ages 8–12)

If ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame.

Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She's proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a living. Birdie lures the bogles out of their lairs with her sweet songs, and Alfred kills them before they kill her. On the mean streets of Victorian England, hunting bogles is actually less dangerous work than mudlarking for scraps along the vile river Thames. Or so it seems—until the orphans of London start to disappear . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“For all its grime, Jinks’ world is rich…There is ugliness here, but there’s power, too; it’s a taste of life without an adult to look after you, and perhaps for adults, it’s a chance to urge their children down a quiet alley, where the air palls, the shadows twitch, and an odd black smoke has only just this moment begun to bubble up from a dark hole—but in a good way.” New York Times Book Review
“This is top-notch storytelling from Jinks, full of wit, a colorful cast of rogues, and delectable slang.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Catching monsters is serious business, and Alfred is the best bogler there is. With his apprentice, Birdie, there’s no bogle they can’t vanquish. Mandy Williams confers a gruff, businesslike tone on Alfred while Birdie’s delightful singing voice will capture listeners as strongly as it does the bogles she’s attempting to lure…Williams’ performance sparkles as she deftly portrays the myriad characters, and their various London accents, with enthusiasm.” AudioFile
“[A] pitch-perfect narrative…This intense historical thriller is rewarding.” Booklist (starred review)
“Jinks opens her projected trilogy in high style, offering a period melodrama replete with colorful characters, narrow squeaks, and explosions of ectoplasmic goo.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This book treats readers to a lively, engaging story with an endearing protagonist at its center.” School Library Journal
“This quasi-Victorian, somewhat Gothic fantasy is a satisfying confection.” Horn Book

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Author

Author Bio: Catherine Jinks

Author Bio: Catherine Jinks

Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of more than thirty books for all ages. She has garnered many awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award, the Victorian Premier’s Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction, the Australian Ibby Award, and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.20
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English