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Archer and Zowie

Narrated by: Martin Reeve
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Hans Bluedorn, of The Fallacy Detective, has written again. This time he tackles science fiction, friendship, and outer space - all with a characteristic, comedy-of-the-absurd, humor.

This is a small but feisty book about Archer and Zowie: Two mismatched kids who build a spaceship out of a treehouse and travel alone into deep uncharted space. Then, get chased around a nebula by a giant space monster. 

It is also about the mysterious Teleportee: a device so strange it can crumple up and chew on the whole universe in one googlebillionth of a second.

In this book, Archer and Zowie will battle dark matter, babysitters, teleporting microwave ovens, big penguin aliens, and even the author of this book to come out on the other side...still friends.

This middle grade novel has the character and practicality of Beverly Cleary's Romona Quimby books, with the wild imagination of Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Read by British actor Martin Reeve.

Martin has appeared in many film and TV productions including Downton Abbey.

©2018 Hans Witness Bluedorn (P)2019 Hans Witness Bluedorn

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Engaging fun!

My 9 year old daughter loves this audio book! We also have the kindle version. Very entertaining "thinking" fun book. We have listened and read over and over. The characters have given many giggles & are memorable. We hope the author turns it into a series.

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Well done!

Creative, interesting, and entertaining, yet with a lesson on friendship that we all need to learn again and again, I’d recommend this book! I’m still contemplating what was ‘really’ happening as these two played their game and what the backyard looked like that they were playing in, ha! This book is original and fun and, yet, had us on the edge of our seats to see how it would end. The narrator did an excellent job. Well done!

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Exciting adventure for the whole family!

This book was so much fun to listen to!
It is well written, full of unexpected twists and turns and included loveable characters! My husband and I along with our children ranging in age from 20 to almost 11 laughed throughout the entire book! I have a feeling we’ll be listening to this one again.

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It was AWESOME!


"It was AWESOME. " according to my 9 year old son who listened with my 7 yo daughter while I was helping my older kids with school. I gave them my kindle and sent them to listen - and they listened to the whole thing!! They loved it and are chattering about teleportees, penguin aliens and of course Archer and Zowie. They are both talking at once telling me their favorite parts. Can't wait to listen to it with them this summer.

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Lots of laughs from my kids.

My 7 and 11 year olds thought this was a great story. It held their attention and made them laugh often. It was just right for those ages.

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loved reading this fun, imaginative book!

This is a fantastic and fun book great for creative minds. The characters exemplify two different kinds of people working together to overcome problems. Highly recommend!

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Fantastic story!

It was amazing! We could not stop listening to it. It was well written, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a fun story of friendship. I would definitely recommend it to others.

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Fun intergalactic listen for pre-teens to adults!

Archer and Zowie by Hans Bluedorn is, simply put, a super fun, entertaining story targeted for the pre-teen to early teen ages, though I'd venture to say that everyone in the family will enjoy it. Archer and Zowie go on a crazy fun filled intergalactic adventure from the comfort of the backyard. They meet all sorts of characters along the way including my personal favorite, Patina, who is all about finding food. While making sure their babysitter Marcy is busy and sidetracked back on Earth, the kids take their spaceship, along with their blasters and teleportee along for a wild ride. I really enjoyed the use of Archer and Zowie's imagination to go on their grand adventure and loved the educational aspects that were in the story as well. I didn't feel that the educational aspects were forced or reiterated too much, as another reviewer had mentioned. I'd definitely recommend this and can't wait for my son to listen to this!

Martin Reeve did a fabulous job narrating Archer and Zowie. The different voices that he used for Archer, Zowie and the various creatures that they encounter, as well as fun sound effects, really brought the story to life. Really top notch. Though if you don't enjoy British narrators, you may want to listen to a sample before you purchase. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • JK Shue
  • IA United States
  • 06-20-19

From a 12-year-old's point of view...

Do you enjoy funny and unpredictable books? If so, the book Archer and Zowie is for you! Archer and Zowie are two kids who take off on an imaginary adventure where they accidentally get stranded on a unknown planet. They face many difficulties and dangers -- especially when "the Hans" waits in ambush for them. Will they escape? Will they ever make it home? You'll want to read this exciting book to find out.

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Very enjoyable book

I have an eight year old who enjoyed listening to this. He liked the adventure and the characters. :) (His words.)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-28-19

Fantastic Book!

Archer and Zowie is a great book about the troubles of friendship and how you should always try to forgive people. This book teaches you some of life lessons so if you are looking for a book for kids, definitely include this one. It is set in 3 major settings: home , a magic spaceship treehouse and an alien planet so there is plenty of description to spark your imagination.

Danny - aged 9