The Flying Flamingo Sisters

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (4,513 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times pick for "Best Audiobooks for Road Trips with Kids"

A New York Post featured book selection

Romper's top choice for "Best Audiobooks for the Whole Family"

This hilarious, heartfelt, and soaring adventure will delight fans of The Goonies and Indiana Jones. Performed as a 1930s radio drama, it’s bursting with humor for all ages, orchestral scoring, and some of the most talented voices on Broadway.    

When their ace pilot parents (and adorable puppy) mysteriously disappear over the Pacific, the Flamingo Sisters - Flo, Faye, and Franny - escape the clutches of their evil Uncle Freidrich (who believes girls should never pilot aeroplanes) and join a flying circus. They soon become a smashing sensation, performing aerial acrobatics, wing walking, and other death-defying feats in a dazzling biplane outfitted with three cockpits.     

But when the girls discover a mysterious map - which may lead them to the long-lost Flamingo family fortune - their dastardly uncle follows them on a thrilling chase in the skies. The Flying Flamingo Sisters must use wits, courage and derring - do to solve secret codes, trek through spooky jungles, and save their parents. Not to mention themselves!        

©2019 Carrie Seim (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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About the Creator and Performer

Carrie Seim is an actress, writer, and audiobook narrator. She's an alum of The Groundlings comedy theater and appeared on Inside Amy Schumer as well as in several animated series. She has performed her original work on NPR, E! TV, the Comedy Central Stage, Joe's Pub, UCB, and The Bell House. Carrie has also written for several Nickelodeon and MTV comedy variety specials and is the author of The Flying Flamingo Sisters, landing soon on Audible.

About the Perfomer

Jessica Almasy is a writer, actress, producer, curator, and director, focusing primarily on the activism inherent in the development of new works. A two-time recipient of an Audie Award, as well as a Golden Voice and Golden Earphones, she has proudly recorded hundreds of titles, predominantly by female authors wiring stories about female heroes, with Audible, Recorded Books, Blackstone, and most recently, the Star Wars junior novelization series with Penguin Random House. As a playwright, her published and experimental work has appeared internationally in London, Ireland, Scotland, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Minneapolis, New York City, and Appalachia. In fall of 2017, Almasy co-curated and co-produced AmericanAF, a pop-up political festival centering on the art of black, brown, queer, alternately able-bodied, anarchist, and indigenous artists. As of March 2020, in a similarly urgent fashion, Almasy is now co-curator and co-producer of Out Of An Abundance Of Caution, a weekly LIVE variety show seeking to disrupt the hierarchy of traditional late night television by broadcasting on an entirely free Twitch platform every Sunday at 7:30 P.M., with a new host, an open chat room, and a wildly rotating lineup of contributing artists to provide a space for people to gather and communicate via creative and microeconomic commerce in real time during quarantine. All artists are paid weekly and programming intends to continue until live congregation is safely possible. Jessica has taught performance philosophy and writing all over the world, most recently at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

About the Perfomer

Khristine Hvam is an award-winning audiobook narrator, producer, and director. Some of her works include TV/radio commercials, video games, animated series, and most notably, more than 300 audiobook titles. Khristine has been honored with four Audio Publishers Association Audie Awards. AudioFile magazine has awarded her seven of its Earphones Awards, as well as Best Voices of the Year 2015 and 2017. She currently lives in NJ with her husband and two children.

About the Perfomer

Kevin Pariseau’s audiobook narrations have garnered many notable honors, including his 2012 Audie nomination in Fiction for Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War, his 2014 SOVA nomination for Outstanding Science Fiction Narration for Dan Simmons’ Ilium, and his AudioFile Earphones Award for the 2010 winner in the Best of Science Fiction category, William Gibson’s Burning Chrome. In addition to his work as a narrator, Kevin has worked professionally as an actor for many years, appearing on Broadway and off, in film, and on television. Notable productions include the original Broadway casts of Legally Blonde and Ink, and the national tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning My Fair Lady, which will be presented in the continental US through 2021.

About the Perfomer

Dina Pearlman can be seen in the upcoming HBO film Bad Education with Hugh Jackman. She has appeared in scores of film and TV projects as well as numerous off-Broadway plays. Her stand-up comedy and Moth performances can be seen on TV and online. Dina has narrated over 300 audiobooks and was an Audie nominee.

About the Perfomer

Bill Andrew Quinn—a veteran of several different radio formats and host of the syndicated radio show The Bill Quinn Radio Hour X2!—is a nationally recognized commercial and promo voice actor and a veteran of audiobooks. Since 1991, Bill has narrated for some of the biggest audiobook publishers in America, including Audible, Tantor, High Bridge, Gildan, Dreamscape, Christian Audio, Scholastic, and many others in topics ranging from history, rock 'n' roll, politics, and religion. When not behind a microphone in Manhattan or his home studio in New Jersey, he’s probably watching one of his favorite sports teams including the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues or looking for the next great craft beer.

About the Perfomer

Gabriel Vaughan is an Audie Award-winning narrator and classically trained actor with more than 100 audiobooks recorded. He grew up without television as a kid around New England and listened to a lot of "books on tape," so narrating audiobooks is like coming full circle. He is a founding member of the Tennessee Shakespeare Company and co-owner of Little Town Studios together with his wife and fellow narrator, Piper Goodeve. He has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and studied acting in London at the British American Drama Academy.

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A rollicking good time!

I downloaded this on a lark for my nieces to listen to while they were visiting and ended up really enjoying it myself right along with them. The story is exciting and tightly paced as the three young protagonists find themselves leapfrogging across the depression era United States in a three person biplane. The narrative has something for everyone: action, adventure, exotic historical settings, aerobatic derring-do, cute puppies, cool planes, mysterious puzzles, dastardly villains, perilous situations, buried treasure and strong and smart girls front and center for the whole story. We all found the format, which felt like a call back to a War of the Worlds-style radio drama, to be highly entertaining. The voice actors were all excellent and the kids really got a kick out the sound effects which amped up the drama and enjoyment considerably. My nieces (aged 8, 10 and 12) loved the story of girls taking their destiny into their own hands...such fun. At two hours it was the perfect length for a long car ride without requiring a huge time commitment. Was something new and completely different and I would recommend for all kids but was a particular home run with my tween nieces (they are listening to it again in the family room). Awesome job.

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MY DAUGHTER IS OBSESSED WITH THE FLYING FLAMINGO SISTERS!!!!!

FOUR. That's the number of times my 6-year-old has listened to The Flying Flamingo Sisters. So far. SHE LOOOOOOOOVES IT!!!!! IT'S SO FREAKING BRILLIANT!!!!!!! She asks me every day when the next installment is coming out and where we can watch the movie. No pressure, but you have a MEGA FAN in my house! Folks, I dare you to find a better, more fun, more exciting adventure for your little ones than this! Thank you so much for making this!!!!!

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For young and old, aviators and non-aviators

Where to begin! As a private pilot, I thoroughly enjoyed The Flying Flamingo Sisters and found it very relatable to young and old, aviators and non-aviators. Classic storytelling sprinkled with bits of aviation jargon, adventure and comedy. In an age when female aviators are becoming more prominent in the aviation industry, this book is sure to capture those who gaze with their eyes skyward and inspire future generations to take wing

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Great for a road trip!

Very adventurous, a little bit scary and overall a really fun story to listen to. Our whole family loved it.

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Adorable

An adorable little adventure! The writing was witty, and it was extremely well produced. The story hosted a charming cast, and all the performances were beautiful. I loved every minute.

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Great fun adventure

What a fun story! The writing is exceptional and I especially enjoyed the use of alliteration throughout the story. The repeated use of phrases like “exceptionally strong arms” and aviation terms like “severe clear.” I also liked the explanations of terms that youngsters might not know, done in the novel form of a “bulletin.” Good book for adults and youngsters alike! The voices were wonderful and enhanced the story so well. Holy guacamole, that was good!

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Great family fun!

This is SUCH a fun romp, with great acting, terrific writing, and a cliffhanger ending that leaves me ready for the next one! If I had a fireplace, I'd be sitting in front of it with my nieces and nephews, like an old-timey radio hour. What a delight!

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Witty, Intelligent, and Energetic!!!

The characters come to life and are easily imagined. The author did an incredible job of keeping the action fun and smart. Never a dull moment!!! Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a fun listen!

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My kids loved it!

This was an excellent audiobook for our drive to school. Action, suspense, and lovable characters, this book had elements that both my 9 year old girl and 5 year old boy loved.

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Extrodernary!

Riveting story line as twists and turns kept my attention to the end. Informative airplane and Flying Circus history. Excellent voices for characters. Descriptive language was engaging. A win, win for Carrie Seim. Phil Busch

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