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A good friend of adventuring archaeologist Cairo Jim, Jocelyn Osgood embarks on a quest of her own in Jocelyn Osgood and the Xylophones Above Zarundi, performed here by its very author, Geoffrey McSkimming. The Valkyrian Airways flight attendant touches down in the tiny and remote African kingdom of Zarundi, where she is joined by friend Joan Twilight, the two soon finding themselves caught up in a mysterious affair involving the heist of a royal tiara.

Sure to have listeners on the edge of their seats, sprightly Aussie McSkimming himself exudes the same air of curiosity and excitement that compels his characters. His voice brims with a sense of fun-loving urgency and intrigue, reflecting the boundless adventure and exoticism of his almost mythical landscapes.

Publisher's Summary

Brilliantly narrated by the author.

Young listeners will be captivated by this entertaining mix of history, mystery and unique characters.

While on a stopover in the mysterious African country of Zarundi, Jocelyn Osgood - that well-known Valkyrian Airways Flight Attendant and "good friend" of Cairo Jim - becomes unwittingly embroiled in the theft of a priceless royal tiara. She and her friend, Joan Twilight, find themselves thrown into a world of subtle chaos which carries them across an intriguing and colorful landscape as they try desperately to locate the stolen regalia and two renegade Tropical Xylophonists.

©1995 Geoffrey McSkimming; (P)2006 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

Critic Reviews

Praise for Geoffrey McSkimming: "Geoffrey McSkimming reads his own work. We can feel the heat of the Athens in his reading, smell the city. He draws his characters finely, using his voice to sharpen each in our minds." (Reading Time)

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  • Tanya
  • 05-29-17

Lovely fun filled story as always.

Sweet, interesting and just a bit weird and wacky! perfect to help me zone out of my high pressure life. lovely escape to somewhere exotic , meet interesting people and find out some interesting facts. what a beautiful, childlike imagination!