CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: C1371
Released: Jan 05, 2001
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788752230
Narrator/s: L.J. Ganser
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On Staten Island, 15-year-old Sarah Macafee and her 10-year-old brother, Michael, are feeling happier. Their home is on the edge of a huge garbage dump, and the terrible smell is almost unbearable. But now the garbage piles are being paved over, and the chance for a better life seems real. One day while walking their pet rat, Sarah and Michael are shocked to find several neighbors have just been savagely attacked. There seem to be millions of huge, vicious rats emerging from the old garbage dump. Suddenly, the local residents are fighting for their lives while Sarah and the authorities try to stop the nasty creatures. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel creates a terrifying tale that even the most reluctant reader will eagerly devour. L.J. Ganser's narration vividly sets the frightening tone. And don't miss these other titles by Zindel: Loch and Reef of Death.

Author(s): Paul Zindel

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Professional reviews

"The packaging of this Recorded Books edition reads "Recommended for listeners ages 12 and up." This note is certainly to be taken seriously, for both the story and the narrator are successful at producing several spine-tingling moments. These aren't ordinary rats that are coming out of the garbage piles on Staten Island--these are enormous mutant rats that want to take revenge upon their human oppressors. Fifteen-year-old Sarah Macafee, her ten-year-old brother Michael, and his pet rat, Surfer, are the only ones who can thwart the plans of the killer rats. L.J. Ganser narrates the most gruesome scenes with such deliberation that the images stay alive in the listener's head long after the story is over. K.M.D. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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