Reviews for Boom!
AudioFile Reviews 2010 October
Jimbo's sister, Becky, tells him she's overheard that he's in trouble at school. Just to be sure, because Becky likes to torture him, he and best pal Charlie put a listening device in the teacher's room. What they hear starts an adventure that takes them light-years away from school, Becky, parents, and even Earth itself. Julian Rhind-Tutt's youthful, energetic voice takes listeners on a wild and woolly adventure. As the boys experience intergalactic travel and ultimately save Earth from annihilation, Rhind-Tutt portrays everyone from snarky teachers to alien-spider-robot-things and a big sister who brains aliens. Mark Haddon (THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME) wrote BOOM! (published as GRIDZBI SPUDVETCH) in 1992. This reissue has been classily updated, and with Rhind-Tutt narrating, it's a good fit for today's listeners. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine