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The Day of the Jackalope

Weirdbey Island, Book 2
Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
Series: Weirdbey Island, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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A dastardly secret. A creature that cannot be. A great mystery itching to be solved.

Dylan Wylde has barely had time to recover from his harrowing battle with Captain Grimdire when he and his friend's find themselves caught up in a new mysterious adventure on Weirdbey Island.

People are vanishing in the night, and no one wants to talk about it....

Are these sinister occurrences linked to the eerie fortuneteller who’s just arrived in town? The one gathering a horde of strange, creepy-eyed followers?

Dylan and his friends soon find themselves investigating the disappearances while uncovering a cryptic mythical creature who shouldn’t exist.

Now, as a series of dark events spread across the island, they’re forced to face a terrifying new foe who threatens to take over the world.

Jackalopes, rotten mermaids, and rabbits that are not what they seem....

For listeners who love scary magical adventures, Goosebumps, and Stranger Things.

Get The Day of the Jackalope and dive into the adventure today!

©2019 Eldritch Black (P)2019 Eldritch Black

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Great middle grade mystery story

This is a great middle grade kids’ book filled with adventure, hero kids, missing people, Jackalopes and a mystery mind controlling mastermind. It is a stand-alone story with the same main characters we met in Weirdbey Island book 1, The Pirates of Penn Cove. I loved how the story showed the kids fighting for what’s right, facing their fears and realizing that they are stronger than they think. The narrator used unique voices for the many characters and made the story fun to listen to. This book will easily keep kids engaged with its fast pace, suspense, great characters and splash of paranormal.

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Think hardy boys meets sandlot meets supernatural

This is book two in the series can be read stand alone but will be better enjoyed having read the first one. So you have a small group of kids who have formed themselves into a club to hunt down the supernatural myths and legends Of their area. Perhaps though they have bit off more than they can choose in their quest for knowledge that is perhaps best lost. Enjoy this thrilling adventure and like me eagerly await the next of their adventures...fans of scooby doo will enjoy this without a doubt (even though there is no taking dog). I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Fun 2nd book in kids series -- Great narration

This is the second installment in the 'Wierdbey Island' series by Eldritch Black. It's a kids series with paranormal elements. I enjoyed the story in the first book better, but I'm coming to love the main protagonist and his three chums. I'm interested to see where the next adventure will take them. I was previewing this for my 7 year-old nephew. I think the series is a little advanced for him yet, but I'll hold onto it for him and share it when he's a couple of years older.

The narrator, J. Scott Bennett did a wonderful job throughout the book. He was able to use unique voices for the many characters, even a dreaded Jackalope!

Thanks to the author and narrator for a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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Another great story about Weirdbey Island

Love the story and the characters. There are some references to book one, but it is not necessary to listen to the first book to enjoy this one. However, we really enjoyed both books one and two.
The narration is excellent. We enjoy this narrator alot.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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More fun to be had on Weirdbey Island

This was a great follow up to The Pirates of Penn Cove. And once again, I really appreciated that it is a stand alone. It might help to have read The Pirates of Penn Cove, but I think one could start with this book and still follow along and enjoy it just fine.

The Day of the Jackalope seemed a bit more geared towards kids to me than the first one did, but even as a full grown adult I had a lot of fun experiencing it. Some nice themes about being yourself, and more importantly, the power of believing in yourself.

Scott Bennett, as usual, did a fabulous job with all the voices. While I missed the pirate accent from book one, there was a still a lot of great character voices to hear in this one.

I'm looking forward to hearing more from both Eldritch Black and Scott Bennett and the adventures of the Weirdbey Island gang!

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No Rest This Summer

Years before Captain Grimdire arose from the depths to claim his ship and his treasure, a darker evil was already laying the ground work for a complete takeover of Whidbey Island. But Whidbey is merely the starting point. This Dark Evil wants to hold the world in its clutches like …like a bunch of carrots.

I was given a copy of this audio book for my unbiased review. Eldritch Black’s second novel in his Weirdbey Island series is a treat. He sets the stage early as his hero Dylan is fooled by his older brother. However, being fooled once, Dylan learns quickly to question what he thinks is true.

“You need to learn to think for yourself.”
“If you know yourself, they can’t control you.”
“Never rely on hope.”

Once the game is afoot, the action builds and the reader is left to wonder if Dylan, Jacob, Emily and the ever big talking Zack can defeat the Dark Evil.

Younger readers will get carried away in the action. Older readers will recognize a wry sense of humor…and STILL get caught up in the action. In Blacks’s first novel in this series, The Pirates Of Penn Cove, I feel he, like his readers, was just getting to know his gang of four. In this second installment, I sense that he knows his gang better and they are developing into an intelligent group of investigators. I look forward to more adventures should they survive this one. There’s trees missing, after all. This will not do.

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looking forward to more

Enjoy the style of the story... I think it lived up to the first book. There was a moment or two I zoned out but for the most part it held my attention. Dylan and Joseph faced their fears.... I wouldn't mind reading more of this series.... see the kids grow in their new secret society....

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Are Jackalopes real?

This is the second book in the Weirdbey Island series, but can be read as a standalone. The intrepid group of kids from the first book is once again involved in a supernatural event and has to save everyone on Whidbey (Weirdbey) Island from the danger of a mind-controlling visitor to the Island. People are disappearing, but nobody seems to be concerned. Also, a huge tent has appeared in town and residents are flocking to see the mysterious fortune-teller. Everybody who visits the tent leaves extremely happy, shouting that they are going to be rich. But, Dylan and his friends don't think that the happiness or predictions of fortunes are real.

When Dylan encounters what appear to be a Jackalope in the woods, he and his friends decide that they are the only ones who can figure out what is really going on. But will they be able to get to the bottom of the mysterious happenings before all of their family and friends become mind-controlled rabbits?

I am much older than the target age for this series, but I find these books to be hugely entertaining. Eldritch Black has a wonderful writing style and keeps the pace moving rapidly to keep younger readers engaged. He also has his characters facing their fears and realizing that they are stronger than they think, which is a good lesson for all of us. The narrator, J. Scott Bennett, does a great job with his performance and added a lot to my enjoyment of the book. I would recommend this book for readers/listeners of all ages, especially those who are fans of books like those in the "Goosebumps" series.

I was given the opportunity to listen to the audiobook version of this book by the author/publisher/narrator and chose to review it.

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Excellent Story!

This is a fantastically written and narrated tale. I enjoyed every second of it immensely.

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