The Tell-Tale Start by Gordon McAlpine audiobook

The Tell-Tale Start: The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe, Book One

By Gordon McAlpine
Read by Arte Johnson

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The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe Series: Book 1

3.24 Hours Unabridged
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Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years? With a mix of literary humor, mystery, and a little quantum physics, this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

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Summary

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Winner of the 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

Meet Edgar and Allan Poe -- twelve-year-old identical twins, the great-great-great-great-grandnephews of Edgar Allan Poe. They look and act so much alike that they're almost one mischievous, prank-playing boy in two bodies. When their beloved black cat, Roderick Usher, is kidnapped and transported to the Midwest, Edgar and Allan convince their guardians that it's time for a road trip. Along the way, mayhem and mystery ensue, as well as deeper questions: What is the boys' telepathic connection? Is Edgar Allan Poe himself reaching out to them from the Great Beyond? And why has a mad scientist been spying on the Poe family for years?

With a mix of literary humor, mystery, and a little quantum physics, this series opener is a perfect choice for smart, funny tweens who love the Time Warp Trio, Roald Dahl, and Lemony Snicket.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The light horror, snarky laughs, and…prank-loving protagonists should particularly appeal to fans.” Publishers Weekly
“The book is funny, outrageously punny, and intricately plotted in a way that will captivate young readers.” Children’s Literature
“Middle-grade fans…will enjoy this.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Gordon McAlpine

Author Bio: Gordon McAlpine

Gordon McAlpine has been described by Publishers Weekly as “a gifted stylist with clean, clear, and muscular prose.” His books include The Tell-Tale Start, Mystery Box, and The Way of Baseball, among others. He lives with his wife Julie in Southern California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.24
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English