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Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers

Series: Riley Mack, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (5,764 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this middle grade Audible Original that's full of both humor and heart, a madcap gang of bold kid crusaders set off on an unforgettable adventure to thwart wrongdoers in their neighborhood.

What do you get when you add up one middle school bully, two bank robbers, 57 puppy-mill dogs, 4,000 missing dollars, and five daring troublemakers led by the incomparable Riley Mack? One crazy caper! In this merry, mischievous romp, master storyteller Chris Grabenstein, the award-winning author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, teams with a full-cast of audio talent to introduce Riley Mack, a one-of-a-kind 12-year-old hometown hero.

This audio adventure features Neil Hellegers as The Narrator, Bryan Kennedy as Riley Mack, Edoardo Ballerini as Ben Markowitz, Lauren Fortgang as Briana Bloomfield, Josh Hurley as Mongo Montgomery, and Khaliah Adams as Jamal Wilson, Suzanne Toren as Grandma, Nick Sullivan as Sheriff Brown, Eric Yves Garcia as Gavin, Colonel Mack and the FBI Agent, Kevin Pariseau as Chuck "Call Me Chip" Weitzel, Eliza Foss as Rada Rollison, Jennifer Van Dyck as Mrs. Montgomery, Ann Osmand as Moonbeam and Dawn Barclay, Allyson Johnson as Diane, Brian Sutherland as Otto, Kevin T. Collins as Fred and Nick, Chris Ciulla as Mr. Karpinski and Roger Rollison, Allison Hiroto as Jenny, Charlie Thurston as Andrew, L.J. Ganser as Special Agent Chavez, and Besty Hogg as Emma.

And if you listen closely, you'll catch a very special appearance from author Chris Grabenstein as the Casino Card Dealer and his wife, J.J. Meyers, who lends her voice to Madeira Mack.

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

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About the Creator

Chris Grabenstein is the New York Times best-selling author of several successful series for children and young adults including the Lemoncello series, the Wonderland series, and the Haunted Mystery series. He is also the author of a number of standalone novels, such as Shine! and The Island of Dr. Libris, and a number of titles he co-authored with James Patterson, including House of Robots, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, and Word of Mouse. When he’s not writing fast-paced and fun page-turners, Grabenstein is a playwright, screenwriter, and comedian. Shortly after college, he moved to New York City with six suitcases, a typewriter, and very little money, putting himself to work writing scripts and performing with some of the city’s top improv troupes. Over the course of his career, Grabenstein also wrote for television, including for Jim Henson’s beloved Muppets, penning skits for the Dial-a-Muppet hotline and Little Muppet Monsters. He currently lives in New York City with his wife J.J., their cat Phoebe Squeak, and lots and lots of ideas.

About the Performer

A native New Yorker, Bryan has over 25 years of experience in the voice-over world including audiobooks, commercials, and animation. Bryan enjoys bringing multiple characters to life with their own voices, no matter what the age, gender, or accent. He has narrated many young adult and children's books with many memorable characters, including James Patterson's Middle School series, Patterson and Chris Grabenstein's Treasure Hunters series, and Grabenstein's Welcome to Wonderland series. Bryan has narrated several books that have won the AudioFile Earphones Award, including This Book Is Not Good For You, This Isn't What It Looks Like, and Testimony. Bryan is also a writer and producer working on his first feature film, I Am Maurice.

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About the Performer

Neil Hellegers is an actor, Audie-nominated narrator, and educator who lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son, and mutt. On camera, Neil has appeared in film and on television, as seen on Blindspot, House of Cards, Madam Secretary, and others. His voice work can be heard in numerous commercials, video games (including Red Dead Redemption 2), and numerous audiobooks, including Dawn of the Exile by Mitchell Hogan and A Tangled Road to Justice by Olan Thorensen for Audible Studios. On stage, he has performed Shakespeare with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Aquila Theatre Company, and others, both nationally and internationally. He also directs experimental Shakespeare-based devisings for the HEAR Now Festival.

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Wonderful adventure!

Listened to this on a road trip with granddaughter. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator did an excellent job. We didn’t want the story to end.

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I Was Entertained

I chose this title as part of the Audible Original program. I debated getting it as I’m not a child. Okay, some who know me might argue that so, I’m way above the age of being considered a child. I was kept entertained the entire time. I can’t wait to share this with my grandchildren. I know they are going to love it! The actors did a great job bringing this book to life. This would be a wonderful title for a road trip.

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Fun for all ages

This story was well-written and and extremely well performed it reminded me of a Hardy boys or Nancy Drew mystery.

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Another Winner by Grabenstein

Another amazing book by amazing author Chris Grabenstein! I love how much mystery there is in the story and also how smart, loyal and brave these kids are.

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So much fun!!!

Fun and light...perfect road trip listen with kids. The characters were well-developed and the story was engaging.

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very cute book.

kids will love how riley has a plan for everything. performance was great. book was worth the read.

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great story!

A great story, very engaging. lots of twists and turns, tons of fun! I want more Riley Mack!

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Troublemakers!

I thought it was a pretty cool book! Loved all the different cast voices. Way better than listening to one person try to do a whole bunch. Well done.

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Exceptional! "Do you know what that word means?"

Quick, witty, fun family read. Unique and endearing characters, hilarious situations, and a happy ending. What's not to like? I would highly recommend it. Music and narration cast make this a winning story.

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My favorite Audible Original!

Most Audible Originals so far have been disappointing but this one is superb. Of course the original aspect refers only to narration because the book has been available for seven years.

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Great

Bit hard to get into at first, but thoroughly enjoyed it in the end! Ended up enjoying the sound effects and multiple readers.

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This book is so good I could listions to it over and over again

This book was so good and it had such a thrilling mystery . The performance was so good. I love this book.I would recommend it for 6 to 13 year old. I would recommend for people to read or listen to Chris Grabenstein books because they are alway so good. I love this book and I could listen to it over and over again.