Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver audiobook

Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head

By Lauren Oliver and H. C. Chester
Read by Greg Steinbruner

HarperCollins 9780062270818

The Curiosity House Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504646642

  • ISBN: 9781504646635

Runtime: 7.92 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee

The book is about, among other things: the strongest boy in the world, a talking cockatoo, a faulty mind reader, a beautiful bearded lady and a nervous magician, an old museum, and a shrunken head.

Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events.

When the museum’s Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.

This sensational new series—a 2016 Edgar nominee for Best Juvenile book—combines the unparalleled storytelling gifts of Lauren Oliver with the rich knowledge of the notorious relics collector H. C. Chester.

What you will find in this book:

  • A rather attractive bearded lady
  • Several scandalous murders
  • A deliciously disgusting Amazonian shrunken head
  • Four extraordinary children with equally extraordinary abilities
  • A quite loquacious talking bird

What you will NOT find in this book:

  • An accountant named Seymour
  • A never-ending line at the post office
  • Brussel sprouts (shudder)
  • A lecture on finishing all your homework on time
  • A sweet, gooey story for nice little girls and boys

Learn more about the series online at www.thecuriosityhouse.com

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stupendous and stupefying! A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a shrunken head. If you aren’t curious about Curiosity House, somebody must have pickled your brain and put it in a jar. Read this book immediately.” Pseudonymous Bosch, New York Times bestselling author
“Oliver and Chester have crafted a wildly imaginative, over-the-top tale in this series starter…The continuous action, compelling mystery…make this book impossible to put down. Perfect for kids who feel they’re different or those simply after a freakishly good time.” Booklist (starred review)
“A quick-paced plot is bolstered by the bonds of friendship these unusual yet endearing children form as they try to solve a mystery greater—and more personal—than they ever expected.” Publishers Weekly
“From the opening sentence, Oliver grabs readers’ attention, enveloping them with strong storytelling and rich language. The first book in a new series, the various oddities, intrigues, and its quirky cast of characters are sure to captivate and become a new favorite for mystery lovers.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Lauren Oliver

Author Bio: Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with Delirium, the first book in her New York Times bestselling trilogy, which continued with Pandemonium. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was described as “a gorgeous story—timeless and magical” by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Author Bio: H. C. Chester

Author Bio: H. C.  Chester

H. C. Chester is a collector of unusual relics who came into possession of the artifacts of the museum’s estate and discovered the story of the four children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.92
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English