The Doldrums

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

The Doldrums Publisher's Summary

Archer B. Helmsley longs for adventure. But how can he have an adventure when he can't even leave his house?

Archer B. Helmsley has grown up in a house full of oddities and treasures collected by his grandparents, the famous explorers. Archer longs for grand adventures, but ever since his grandparents went missing on an iceberg, his mother barely lets him leave the house.

So, along with his best friends, Adélaïde L. Belmont and Oliver Grub, Archer forms a plan to get out of the house and set off on a grand adventure with crocodiles and parachutes and danger. It's a good plan. Well, it's not bad, anyway. But nothing goes quite as they expected....

©2015 Nicholas Gannon (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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  • Book 1

    • The Doldrums

    • The Doldrums, Book 1
    • By: Nicholas Gannon
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Archer B. Helmsley has grown up in a house full of oddities and treasures collected by his grandparents, the famous explorers. Archer longs for grand adventures, but ever since his grandparents went missing on an iceberg, his mother barely lets him leave the house.

    Regular price: $10.96

    • The Doldrums

    • By: Nicholas Gannon
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Archer B. Helmsley has grown up in a house full of oddities and treasures collected by his grandparents, the famous explorers. He knows every nook and cranny. He knows them all too well. After all, ever since his grandparents went missing on an iceberg, his mother barely lets him leave the house.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bronson Pinchot's Voices and Accents: Marvelous!

    • By MIssMartha on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 2

    • The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse

    • The Doldrums, Book 2
    • By: Nicholas Gannon
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Archer B. Hemsley and friends are back and yearning for adventure in this second beautifully told story from Nicholas Gannon. After two years, Archer B. Helmsley's famous explorer grandparents are finally coming home. They had been missing - abandoned on an iceberg - and Archer and his best friends, Adélaïde L. Belmont and Oliver Grub, led an adventurous mission to rescue them. Archer is overjoyed by his grandparents' return. However, he seems to be the only one.

    Regular price: $7.45

    • The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse

    • By: Nicholas Gannon
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Archer Helmsley's grandparents - famous explorers who went missing on an iceberg two years ago - are finally coming home. Archer is overjoyed, but he may be the only one. Rumors are flying that Archer's grandparents were never really abandoned on the iceberg, that they're making it all up. Archer knows that the rumors are false. With his best friends, Oliver and Adélaïde, and their new neighbor, Kana, Archer sets out during a snowstorm to rescue his grandparents' reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A repetitive listener

    • By JJ McFreely on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $21.67