Sunday, January 31, 2016

Walking and Listening to "The League of Unexceptional Children"

Daneshvari, Gitty. The League of Unexceptional Children. 4 hours. Hachette Audio, 2015, $21.98, ISBN 978147896020.

Poor Shelly and Jonathan, they are totally forgettable. They blend in, are unrecognizable and go unnoticed amongst their classmates even though they have been going to school together since kindergarten. Little do they know their ability to be forgotten would someday work to their advantage. You see there is an extremely top secret group of spies comprised only of children who are unexceptional. Shelly and Jonathan are recruited to join this group when the Vice President of the United States is kidnapped along with a code to access the governments mainframe computer. With no training and no real back-up, Shelly and Jonathan must figure out who kidnapped the Vice President before he is forced to reveal the second code to access the governments mainframe. Time, as they say, is of the essence. 

Amanda Philipson does a great job of making Shelly and Jonathan unforgettable. They are fun to listen to, especially Shelly. She is so enthusiastic that I find it hard to believe that anyone would ever forget her. 

Side Note: I loved how all the chapters started with a quote from different unexceptional children in the league. The quotes were so funny.

I love how all the beach accesses look different. This one is covered with the branches of  hau trees.

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