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School Ship Tobermory

Narrated by: Crawford Logan
Series: School Ship Tobermory, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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The author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency draws from his own sailing experience to deliver this rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. 

The first volume in a middle-grade adventure-mystery series perfect for boys and girls! Ben and Fee MacTavish are twins who’ve been homeschooled on a submarine. Now they’re heading to the School Ship Tobermory. This is no ordinary school - it’s a sailing ship where kids from around the world train to be sailors and learn about all things nautical. 

Come aboard as the kids set sail for their first adventure.

Ben and Fee make friends as they adjust to life aboard the Tobermory. When a film crew arrives on a nearby ship, the Albatross, Ben is one of the lucky kids chosen as a movie extra. But after a day’s filming, his suspicions are aroused. 

Are the director and crew really shooting a film? Or are they protecting a secret on the lower decks of the Albatross? Ben, Fee, and their friends set out to investigate. Are they prepared for what they might find?

©2016 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2016 Listening Library

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Not my favorite AMcS

Would you listen to School Ship Tobermory again? Why?

Probably won't listen to this one again, and I'm a big fan of most of Mr. Smith's books. This is a book for young adults, and maybe for the young teen it would be a good story, but for an adult who enjoys YA literature (as I do), it's just too contrived. It feels like a fairy tale trying to be an adventure story and it misses on both counts. It's an okay listen, but not a compelling one or one that lingers in one's thoughts.

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