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Publisher's Summary

In this clever, funny, off-the-wall story, Uncle Borgel seems like an Old World refugee when he shows up at the Spellbounds' and moves into their back room with 32 small black suitcases. However, his true identity as an experienced time-and-space tourist is soon revealed when he takes young Melvin on an intergalactic road trip.

©1990 Daniel M. Pinkwater (P)1993, 2017 Dove Audio/Phoenix Books

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"Fat men from space, Uncle Borgel, The Magic Moscow restaurant and a host of colorful episodes will delight listeners." ( AudioFile)

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This is NOT a full book

Abridged is intended to mean that the story has been shortened but is still complete. This is only a part of the book.
I love Daniel Pinkwater and was looking forward to listening to his particular brand of whimsy, and then it stopped. Pinkwater is amazing but this is cheating.

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Excerpt only

I'm conflicted. I love Daniel Pinkwater's books, but I'm giving one star for the fact that this is an excerpt and not even an abridged version. Amazon doesn't exactly go out of their way to tell you this. Double disappointment: not only did I get gleeped on this one, but it means that a full version narrated by Mr. Pinkwater himself is not available on Audible. Bummer.

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It's not the full book

I don't know who thought it was a good idea to make an hour of the book available for purchase, I don't even see the full version being offered. It's unfortunate that it's not full length, this was my very favorite book growing up and I wanted to share it with my boy.

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Not Abridged

This fabulous story is not well served by this excerpt. I would happily purchase a recording of the full book. This is just a tease that will leave you wondering what happens next. You will be left off planet yearning for the rest of the story. 😢😢😢😢

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EXERPT!! But a great start of a book.

Great book expertly read. it was as good as remembered from my childhood. but why isn't the rest of the book included?

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  • 05-15-20

excerpt

seems to be an hour long excerpt not the whole book - perhaps i missed this detail on the store page but took me by surprise