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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 46 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Audible.com Release Date: September 17, 2004
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0006IU5V0
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No Time Like Show Time: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure Audible – Unabridged
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As in previous volumes, the plot is engaging and the writing witty. Favourite characters from the first two books, (like aviatrix Linka Perflinger and beauty-product megalomaniac Tucka Mertslin), make a welcome return - and we meet a whole cast of colourful newcomers: Fluster Varmint the theatre manager, Nurella Pinch a mysterious aging film star, and a very peculiar ventriloquist. Hermux's pet ladybug, Terfle, also takes a starring role in the plot - and the touching relationship between mouse and bug is as charming as always.
This is perhaps my favourite book of the three - but it also has to be said that some of the plotlines might perhaps be rather 'grown-up' for the very youngest: murder, love triangles, an unwed pregnancy, an abandoned single parent ... all softened under mouse-fur and whiskers, but there none-the-less. Such themes are commonplace in contemporary teen fiction, but surprising in anthropomorphic bedtime stories for the under nines - and at times seemed a little surreal. In all probability it'll go over the heads of most youngsters, and it didn't bother me - but some parents might want to read the story through first.
Fluster Varmint's chain of bad events begins when his wife dies shortly after birth of their daughter Beulith. A lot of the story revolves around Beulith and the theater because they are the most important things in Varmint's life. The theater is the only place that Beulith Varmint knows because she grew up around the stage of Varmint Variety Theater.
The other books in this series are Time Stop for No Mouse and The Sands of Time. In the series they all start the same way. Hermux never goes out to find the adventures the adventures always find him in one way or other, leading him into a world he would have never known existed. The first book really starts to explain Hermux life of solving mysteries. I like his writing because the chapters are short so it's easier to read for long periods of time. It's very hard to stop reading this book because it's full of excitement. I liked this book because there is never dull part of the book and the plot never stops. This book is full of suspense and always keeps you guessing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like new condition. Haven't read it today because I'm still on the second book for this series. But the series is getting better and better. Exactly what I was expecting... Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Dominique Brown
A tightly edited, carefully written children's book even adults will love. Hermux is a quirky little mouse who finds himself in the unlikely role of set designer and private... Read morePublished on October 7, 2007 by Lisa Anthony
I love this series so much--the characters are interesting, nuanced, and so well developed. In each book, there is witty social commentary combined with an engrossing mystery. Read morePublished on March 14, 2007 by SaltBagel
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