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Publisher's Summary

If you could go back in time to witness any concert from all of history, what would it be? Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock? Mozart in the Salzburg court? The Beatles’ rooftop farewell? 

Jukebox Joyride follows 12-year-old twins Jules and George on a wild adventure through time. Their Uncle Bob, a renowned ethnomusicologist (he studies music!), has discovered the secret to time travel and is having a ball joyriding through history checking out the best concerts ever...but something’s gone wrong! A sinister force has been unleashed, someone is chasing after Uncle Bob, and the fate of all music hangs in the balance! 

Now, it’s up to Jules and George to find their uncle before their new rival does! It’s a musical adventure that brings the twins from the birth of jazz in New Orleans to a performance by an 11- year-old Mozart in Vienna, all while trying to make it back to the present day to pass their history test! 

Featuring original songs and historical settings, this Audible Original is sure to captivate the entire household. Jukebox Joyride is a swashbuckling adventure that will get kids excited about history and making their own music.

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Publisher's Summary

If you could go back in time to witness any concert from all of history, what would it be? Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock? Mozart in the Salzburg court? The Beatles’ rooftop farewell? 

Jukebox Joyride follows 12-year-old twins Jules and George on a wild adventure through time. Their Uncle Bob, a renowned ethnomusicologist (he studies music!), has discovered the secret to time travel and is having a ball joyriding through history checking out the best concerts ever...but something’s gone wrong! A sinister force has been unleashed, someone is chasing after Uncle Bob, and the fate of all music hangs in the balance! 

Now, it’s up to Jules and George to find their uncle before their new rival does! It’s a musical adventure that brings the twins from the birth of jazz in New Orleans to a performance by an 11- year-old Mozart in Vienna, all while trying to make it back to the present day to pass their history test! 

Featuring original songs and historical settings, this Audible Original is sure to captivate the entire household. Jukebox Joyride is a swashbuckling adventure that will get kids excited about history and making their own music.

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
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About the Creators

Three-time Grammy nominees, The Pop Ups, are on a mission: to bring “humor, awesomeness, educational utility, and wild creativity to children’s media.” Since launching in 2010, The Pop Ups have produced content for Sesame Workshop, Amazon Music, ABC Mouse, Sirius XM, and Nick Jr. They wrote and recorded the theme song for NPR’s beloved podcast for kids, "Wow in the World", and are currently developing a TV show with Amazon Studios. They have toured with Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! and headlined the kids’s music stages at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and SXSW.

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Fantastic for the whole family!

Musical historical fiction for kids?! Yes, please! We got this audiobook because our whole family loves the Pop Ups albums, and it did not disappoint. Upon finishing it our kids promptly requested to listen to it again... and again. The story and the performances are fun, interesting, and entertaining, and I love the historical fiction elements. We started it on a long drive, and when we arrived where we were going, we all sat in the car for 15 minutes because we wanted to know what was going to happen next. :) I highly recommend this audiobook for ages 3 - 99!

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pure genius!!!

My son and daughter loved it. They actually only wanna listen to this everytime we get in the car. I don't mind either cause I enjoy it too. It's a wonderful journey thru musical history. The characters are fun and the story had my smiling and almost crying with joy. It had me on the edge of my seat all the way till the end.. I look forward to more from these guys.

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Being old doesn't mean you won't like this book!

I loved this book. The extras in the performance made me think of old time radio but so much better. The story is pretty predictable but skillfully done. If you like time travel adventures, you will love this book.

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Fun Ride

As a grandma, I found this to be a fun ride for kids maybe 8 to 13 (and I even enjoyed it). The voices and sound effects are well done, and it's lightly and enjoyably educational about American music from different eras. No inordinately risky behavior or dumb choices by the kids, which is too often present in some YA titles.

Recommended.

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Finished in one day

The music in this is so good! My 8 and 5 year old loved this story and didn’t want it to end.

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Adventures in time and music!

George and his twin sister Jules are "practically twelve," really into music. They're active in Stage Band at school, and have their own after-school garage band.

And they really miss their Uncle Bob.

Uncle Bob is an ethnomusicologist, or was, beofre he abruptly disappeared during the filming of a reality show, Pawn Wars, where he'd just won a strange old music box. And in this case, "disappeared" means just that, with cameras rolling, in a great flash of light, with no damage to anything that had been around him.

Then one day the owner of their favorite music shop tells them he has a package for them, from their Uncle Bob. It turns out to be the music box.

They fiddle with it, get it playing a tune, and suddenly they're in New Orleans for the birth of jazz. They meet someone who met Uncle Bob, and had told him to look out for the twins, but that was a while ago, and Bob has moved on.

Soon the twins are bopping back and forth between their present, where they still have to prepare for the next history test, and various important musical moments in history, where Bob has been recently, but they can't seem to catch up with him. And both in the past and the present, they're finding increasingly alarming evidence that something went horribly wrong in the past. Bob is trying to fix it, and he needs the twins' help. Messing around with your own past is not something you should do yourself!

This is a rollicking, fun adventure. There are plot holes you could drive a Mack truck through, and I didn't care. The ride is too much fun!

Recommended. Enjoy.

I received this audiobook via Audible's Audible Originals program, and am reviewing it voluntarily.

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So much fun - for adults too!

We finished the entire audiobook in a day. Super entertaining for kids for also for the grown ups! Added to the must-hear list.

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Very enjoyable

Creative story, enjoyable music, fun narration. I will recommend this audiobook to my musical niece. Wonderful job! :)

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OUTSTANDING!

This was one of the 2 monthly free listening choices from Audible or I never would have chosen it. I'm thrilled it was offered as it was ridiculously fun to listen to. It was creative, musically informative, ingenious, and all around great. It said to be for youth but even in my 7th decade it was a blast!! Worth the credit or cost if you didn't get it free. I'll be looking for others from these authors.

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Scooby-Doo on steroids

Very well written, extremely well performed a lot of fun. great for a long trip in the car with the kids.

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Amazing

The best story ever I love time travelling and mystery it was great so amazing!!!!!

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oh yeah baby

i am also a percussionist like Jules I drum ALL the time I loved the end I loved the 10 ier I also love the bit when Sara Callahan comes into the room and sees the record I love the music there I love all of the music all of it I give this my love thank you let's hear it for radio darling! this is the 7th time I have listened to it :D XD :) (: :-) (-: :/ :× :€ :£ :& :^ :! :?

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I loved it!!!

I thought it was the best book ever!!! I loved it so so so much!

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  • 11-19-20

Great ,fun story

Loved all the character voices, Maybe aimed at young people but oldies like me can also enjoy it