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Publisher's Summary

The Cheesemans are a family on the run. Mr. Cheeseman and his late wife invented a device so powerful and amazing that all sorts of evildoers want to get their greedy hands on it. Mr. Cheeseman and his three children must keep their identities secret and stay one step ahead of the villains as they run from town to town, escape dangerous situations, even change their names. Luckily, though they may not have the names they were born with, they do have their smarts — and quite a bit of good luck. They’ll soon encounter a bunch of unusual but helpful characters, some of whom are really far more than they appear to be.

The first of these characters is Dr. Cuthbert Soup. He not only runs the National Center for Unsolicited Advice, he also serves as narrator for this madcap adventure story, offering a word or two of wisdom from time to time. Sometimes, Dr. Soup even has four words — like now: "Listen to this book."

©2010 Dr. Cuthbert Soup (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Worst narrator I have ever heard

I strongly urge you to listen to a sample before purchasing. The story is fine. Lots of funny parts. But this narrator is the absolute worst. He sounds like a computer-generated voice, robotic and halting, with weird up and down changes in tone. He manages to vary his voice for the different characters, which is good, but the rest was horrible. And the story ends on a cliffhanger, with no resolution, so be prepared to buy the next book if you want to find out how it ends. And probably the third book too. But I will never know, because I cannot listen to this voice ever again. And I can’t read the actual books, because I will hear it in this voice in my head. :(

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Excellent Family Book

We listened to this on a family road trip. It was entertaining for adults and kids alike.

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fun story for kids and adults alike

well-performed, fun voices, and plenty of hilariousness. My 5year old enjoyed it here & there but an older child would better appreciate the subtle humor.

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fun family tale

a tale of misadventure and silliness in the vein of a series of unfortunate events.

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Love Steve

Funny, brave characters. Love the narrator's take on Steve. Enjoyed listening to the plot unfold.