Richard Roberts
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Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts is drawn to dark, strange fairy tales, which of course is why he got famous for his perky middle school supervillain stories instead.

That presents the two halves of his work, the fun and crazy, and the dark and weird. In both cases, he does his best to entertain, to look at old ideas to see how strange they are if you think them through, and to make a story where his characters earn their happy endings.

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    • Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up the Moon

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents, Book 2
    • By: Richard Roberts
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 629

    Supervillains do not merely play hooky. Coming back to school after a month spent fighting - and defeating - adult superheroes is a bit of a comedown for the Inscrutable Machine....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Step backwards for the story

    • By bogardfury on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 4
    • By: Richard Roberts
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    It's summertime for supervillains! Or maybe not, because for Penelope Akk, there is still one foe she has yet to defeat: her own reputation as Bad Penny....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CLIFFHANGER!!

    • By Jewelziet on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents You Believe Her

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 5
    • By: Richard Roberts
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Middle school supervillain Penny Akk has defeated every challenge thrown against her. She has bested heroes, villains, weirdos who can't make up their minds, robots, aliens, friends, rivals, enemies, natural disasters, secret admirers, and her own shyness. Now she has one opponent left... 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By phillip on 02-16-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series #1
    • By: Richard Roberts
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

    Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She's got superhero parents. She's got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun for the whole family

    • By David on 06-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents I've Got Henchmen

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 3
    • By: Richard Roberts
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557

    What would middle school be like if half your classmates had super powers? It's time for Penny Akk to find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the second

    • By Maxxxxxy on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • I Did NOT Give That Spider Superhuman Intelligence!

    • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 0
    • By: Richard Roberts
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    Being a superhero should be fun. After all, a world of super powers is a world where Amazonian juggernauts made of candy battle guys in spandex that drive talking cars....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as, "I'm a super villain"

    • By Michael on 01-31-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Quite Contrary

    • By: Richard Roberts
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    The secret of having an adventure is getting lost. Who ever visited an enchanted kingdom or fell into a fairy tale without wandering into the woods first? Listen to find out more....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very dark fairy tale.

    • By Krista Jasper on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $27.99

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