“I really enjoyed the other audiobooks that I have listened to by M. T. Anderson and this sounded like a hoot. So when it became available from my library, I checked it out. I really enjoyed this over-the-top tale of mad scientists and whales.
Anderson does a great job of spoofing many things including kids' book series, old science fiction movies and even the way many adults view children. The tale is utterly ridiculous, but that is what makes it so much fun. Marc Cashman makes the book even better with his reading. The audio effects were hilarious.
There are so many layers in this audiobook that I think it would be a good listen for a family vacation trip. It is not long (about three hours) and there is something for everyone. I wish my library had the next book in the series on audio.”