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Publisher's Summary

A whole-family listen for fans of Hotel Transylvania and The Addams Family.

When Tom is invited to the reading of a will of a great-uncle he’s never heard of, there’s no way to know what to expect. But on the long list of possible things to inherit, a travelling carnival ghost train is the very last on the list.

To get his full $10 million inheritance, all Tom has to do is run the antique ride until his 18th birthday. Easy. Except for a strange caped-creep he’s never met, who’s trying to con him out of the money...and the actual ghosts and ghouls who call the ride home.

Over the decades, vampire Vlarad, zombie Wombie, Hop-Tep the mummy, werewolf Welf, and ghost girl Mimi have created their own unique family, and they welcome Tom into their circle as a first-time "ghostsitter".

Keeping the spirits secret from the outside world is not easy, but with wit and ingenuity, Tom proves, time and again, that he is exactly the right person for the job.

©2015 Tommy Krappweis (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

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About the Creator

Best-selling Bavarian author Tommy Krappweis rose to fame as a comedian on the German version of Saturday Night Live and has since received many awards for writing, producing, and directing numerous books, tv shows and audio plays. The movie Mara and the Firebringer, based on his books, was hailed as the best German fantasy film since The Neverending Story. He is also known as the creator of Bernhard Bread; the loaf-shaped, grumpy puppet is one of Germany’s most famous children’s television characters.

About the Performer

James Fouhey has narrated more than 200 audiobooks across a wide variety of genres, including American Prison by Shane Bauer, the upcoming Love Creekwood, a Simonverse novella by Becky Albertalli, and the beloved best selling children’s series Pete the Cat by James Dean. He is also the voice of Geoff Thomasen in the award winning sci-fi audio drama, MarsFall, and played the role of Adam in The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen, a Bright Sessions novel based on the hit podcast. On stage, James has credits both regionally and Off-Broadway, most notably originating the role of Cedric in Off-Broadway's Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic (New World Stages). You can find more about him at jamesfouhey.com and DSRApodcast.com.

About the Performer

Jay is an actor/director who’s been fortunate enough to appear on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre and TV, and has been doing voiceovers for over ten years. He has voiced for feature films and has been heard on Nickelodeon, WB, Cartoon Network, Fox TV, the SciFi Channel, EWam, and the new CW4Kids. Best known for his work on Saturday morning cartoons like Yu-Gi-Oh! (lead), Viva Pinata (lead), Sonic X, and Pokemon, he has also worked on many other animations and can currently be heard in Gogoriki, Pat and Stan, and Chaotic. His other voiceover work includes several audiobooks, documentaries, promos, and commercials and he continues to be grateful not to have to have a "real job".

About the Performer

Marc Vietor is a writer, director and voice actor, almost never in that order. He’s narrated over 200 audiobooks, six of which were nominated for Audie awards, one of which won one. Also he is the recipient of five Earphone Excellence Awards from AudioFile Magazine, the most recent of which was 2018’s "Second Hand Curses". He is an artistic associate of The Red Bull Theater, where he has acted and directed and where he staged the award-winning production of The School For Scandal (Best Revival, Off-Broadway Alliance 2017). As an occasional actor he’s worked at The Mint Theater, HERE, Rattlestick, The Old Globe Theater, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), The Arena, The Westport Country Playhouse, Ravinia Music Festival, The O’Neill Center, The Kennedy Center, South Coast Repertory, Prince Music Theatre, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Theatre For A New Audience, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Sundance Theatre Lab, Playwrights’ Horizons, The Roundabout, NYSF. He went to Yale and Juilliard.

About the Performer

Stephen Bel Davies has recorded over 200 audiobooks for various publishers including Audible Studios, Tantor Media, Blackstone and Macmillan. He has narrated works by several NY Times bestselling authors such as Jeffrey Toobin, RL Stein, Jennifer Roberson, Piers Anthony, Walter Kern, JA Redmerski and AG Riddle. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division Group 36.

About the Performer

Jessie Cannizzaro is a New York-based actor, comedian, and voice over artist. She originated the role of Sally in the long-running hit off-Broadway comedy Puffs at New World Stages, which was filmed and screened for fans in movie theaters nationwide thanks to Fathom Events and is available for streaming on Amazon, iTunes, and BroadwayHD. Other New York credits include Romeo and Juliet (Lincoln Center Education), The Mysteries (The Flea), The Haunting of Ichabod Crane (Park Avenue Armory), The Events (New York Theatre Workshop), and the title role in Hamlet (American Theatre of Actors). She was last seen in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's The Gods of Comedy at McCarter Theatre Center and The Old Globe. As a voice over artist, Jessie can be heard everywhere from national commercials to Nickelodeon cartoons. She also did narration for Selah and The Spades, an official Sundance Film Festival selection that recently premiered on Amazon. Jessie was a member of The Flea’s resident acting company "The Bats" and an apprentice at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She trained at NYC’s Upright Citizens Brigade and London’s British American Drama Academy. Jessie graduated from Swarthmore College with high honors in Theater and Political Science, where she performed on the improv and sketch comedy teams. She writes and performs comedy with Infinite Sketch at The Peoples Improv Theater.

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Great Wombie’s Rabbit! Fun kids book.

You can stay in your PJs, grab the Boo Berries, and listen to this story like you did as a 10 year old watching a string of Scooby Doo episodes. This is definitely geared toward the elementary age group rather than teens. Sweet and sugary rather than Goosebumps scary. There are a lot of sound effects and audio gags to match the hammy humor. Starting off each section is a laugh-in style music track that had me envisioning go-go dancers in cages ... only with kids... like maybe Yo Gaba Gaba. The ensemble cast were phenomenal as they embraced the exaggerated storytelling style that children’s books demand. The great audio gimmicks and huge cast, however, could not carry the story. The story reads like a play, all dialogue to get you from one scene to the next. But with plays, the visuals let you fill in the dialogue with images of the characters and settings. Without those visuals, the lack of written detail about characters/setting made the story as ephemeral as Mimi the ghost. Even my 10 year old lost interest about three hours in and asked me to just tell him how it ended. I got him back into it when Wombie attacked. Much like those Saturday morning Scooby Doo episodes, this story is fine but ultimately forgettable. Worth it for the younger kids, especially for free as part of the monthly Audible listen. Safe from politics, religion, and profanity (worst word was “heck”). Not safe from monsters, wizards, and demons.

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Where are the other books??

I absolutely loved the characters, the narration and the story line. Please oh please give us the rest in English!

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Loved It

The story was fun and interesting, I wish the whole Ghostsitter series was in English!!!!!

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A lot of fun

A fun, light, engaging story. Well performed. My only complaint was invoking Rufus T. Firefly without a Groucho impersonation. I hope the other stories are adapted into English as well.

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Radio Show Style & Family Friendly

This was a lot of fun. It's a full cast in the old radio show style with all the sound effects. It has four chapters that are about an hour in length and are like individual episodes of the story with theme song at the end of each. I listened with my boys (10 & 14 years old) and they really loved it and are hoping they do another one. It's a ghostly monster adventure story and I would say it's geared towards older elementary 2-3rd grade to middle school. The it was pretty clean with minor language that did include words on the same level as "crap" and "dang it". This has a bit of a sweet Scooby Doo or Hotel Transylvania vibe rather than Goosebumps or scarier. Definitely recommend it especially considering it's one of the members free picks for the month of June.

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Poorly Written with Awful Dialogue

I am pretty sure this book was written for children as it’s audience, but it’s still no excuse for the terrible dialogue and obvious anti-religious agendas of the author. The 2 minute song at the end of each chapter is pretty bad as well. I got most of the way through but finally had to give up with an hour left. It was just too painful on my ears.

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I'm 59 and I really enjoyed it

this story kept my attention all the way through. At this time in history ,this was a great escape.

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Perfect.

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disturbing prejudice in a cute children's story

I was raised to believe in treating other peoples religious beliefs with respect ,even if they differ from. my own.I find a children's book that has heavenly angels creating demons that they use to slaughter innocent people even children an inexcusable demonstration of prejudice in a children's book.It'sunclear if the author is anti-semitic,antichristian, antimuslim, or an atheist,since Elijah is a prophet in 5 different religions, but equally disturbing no matter what the cause.Parents need to be careful to listen to Audible originals before their children do.

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Adorable

I loved the performance and audio effects. super cute story. I would definitely recommend this book as a fun casual listen to mix things up in your daily prefered books. since i usually listen to real trauma stories it was a heartwarming change

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