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Beetle Boy

Narrated by: M. G. Leonard
Series: Battle of the Beetles, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Publisher's Summary

Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue. But can the two solve the mystery of his dad's disappearance, especially when links emerge to cruel Lucretia Cutter and her penchant for beetle jewellery?

A coffee-mug mountain, home to a million insects, could provide the answer - if Darkus and Baxter are brave enough to find it.

©2016 Maya Gabrielle (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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"Reminiscent of Roald Dahl." ( Bookseller)

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Beetliscious!

I loved this book. The character voices were great. I would recommend this book to kids aged 9 and above. I'm 11 and thought it was awesome!

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Excellent

A great story, and adventure for all ages to enjoy. also helps kids get into insects

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  • Andree Sanborn
  • 29-10-2016

Classroom read-aloud

The class (seven 10 and 11 year old boys) loved the book and are waiting for book 2 and a movie. This movie, they say, would be awesome and funny. They are now studying Coleoptera with high levels of engagement.

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  • BBHR87
  • 25-11-2018

Beetle boy

M.G Leonard really brings her characters to life in this audiobook. Gripping stuff from start to finish.

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  • jo macrae
  • 23-08-2019

Beetle boy wins my vote<br />

Great book good adventure good book for long car journey's

I really recommend this book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-2019

Three boys aged 8-11 were captivated from start to finish!!

We loved the parts with the Beatles and how they mixed the human genes and how clever Baxter was. How the horrible lady transforms through the story.
Really exciting and it kept you in suspense, you could not predict what was going to happen as you listened to the story.
The authors ready is excellent and as you can see from the review our three boys aged 8-9-11 were captivated.

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  • Marnie
  • 13-06-2019

Great.

loved this book. I will now buy it in paperback to read to my class next term.

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  • Helen Wheatley
  • 10-03-2019

Brilliant!

This was brilliant - now I want a pet tiger beetle! I will call him emerald. Arthur (aged 8)

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  • Cat
  • 29-11-2018

Beetle Boy

I loved it it was great 👍 it was good because I listened to it when I couldn't sleep and it was good to make me tired.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-09-2018

Wow what a story

When you read the bulb you would not expect to get such an amazing story. Now a recommend read for my class.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-2018

absolutely fantastic book and narration

this book is amazing it's very much like a roald dahl book which is great and the narration really brings it to life

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  • BudoJo
  • 29-12-2017

Brilliant story

From start to finish this is a great story. A mystery that starts of at a ripping pace and never let's up. Wonderfully drawn characters both good and bad in nature. The the idea underpinning it all is brilliantly original and will enthuse children and grown-ups alike. The author's reading finishes it all off beautifully - great voices.

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  • Eddie
  • 29-06-2017

Beetle brilliant insect friends adventure.

Finished this audio book in three days,

Completely submeged in the furniture forest on a mission to find Dad with some new friends and some very special beetles.

M.G.Leonard is a talented narrator and writer how does she do all of those voices? Pickering and Humphrey were my personal favourites.

Cant wait to listen to the next installment.