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A boy alone on a mysterious misty island. An ancient pirate ship rising from the depths. A wild chase to find a hidden treasure that will change everything.

Dylan Wylde’s frightened, and with good reason. His brother’s a bully, he’s left his friends behind and now he’s been forced to move to Whidbey Island, or Weirdbey Island as the locals call it.

Throw in a shady secret society, a monstrous sea beast, and a desperate chase to discover a buried treasure before a cursed pirate and his ghostly crew finds it first. And he hasn’t even unpacked yet.

©2019 Eldritch Black (P)2019 Eldritch Black

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  • Crysta M
  • 19-07-2019

A thrilling pirate adventure for kids and adults

This was my first time experiencing both Eldritch Black and Scott Bennett and I thoroughly enjoyed them both. Dylan was a wonderful protagonist to follow and experience the story through. I enjoyed the pacing of the story, there was enough detail to feel involved and present without getting bogged down. And the timeline in the story was concise enough I didn't feel like large gaps were skipped for the sake of brevity. Basically the story line is light enough, and age appropriate enough, to appeal to a younger audience but engaging enough that adults will have fun with it too.

While I am interested in a book 2 and future adventures of the gang, I appreciated that book 1 was a self contained adventure.

Scott did a wonderful job with all the different voices, especially given the age ranges with the characters, and of course he had a perfect pirate accent! I would happily listen to books narrated by him again.

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  • Dennis
  • 01-12-2019

The perfect kid audible

We all are kid at heart and we like pirates, pirate ship and booty and the adventures of being a kid. This is that type of book for kids of all ages from small to adults. The narrator does a great job telling the story and characters alive and in some cases you seem to smell and hear the ocean .
The story starts with a kid (Dillion)and family moving to an island well Dillon is bluntly scarey kid with a brothers who does everything to make him uncomfortable. You watch as Dillon tries to start a new life with none of his friends from were yet used to live but as He starts to exploring he starts meeting other kids and the four start many adventures.
So I hope you check this audiobook out

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 10-09-2019

Exciting Family Friendly Adventure

I started listening to this one in the car with my kids ( 10, 12 & 14yrs old). The narration was incredible and so much fun to listen to! Bennett really brought the characters and the story to life. We all loved how quickly the story picks up and grabs your attention. It truly is a story the whole family can get into, although I would say about 3rd grade and up... it might be a bit too intense for the really little kidos. Great fantasy adventure that we highly recommend!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kacey14
  • 02-09-2019

Greaet start to kid's paranormal adventure series

This is the first book in the 'Wierdbey Island' series by Eldritch Black. It's a kids series with paranormal elements. This one involves cursed pirates, a giant octopus and a 12-year-old boy trying to fit into a new community. This is an adventure series about kids overcoming the odds to try to save the town unbeknownst to the ignorant adults.

I've been to the series setting, Whidbey Island, WA, many times. I liked that the author was accurate with the descriptions of the island flora, fauna and geography. I was previewing this for my 7 year-old nephew. I think the series is a little advanced for him yet, but I'll hold onto it for him and share it when he's a couple of years older.

J. Scott Bennett narrated the book with skill. I liked the voices that he was able to conjure up for the main characters. His pirate voice, "Arggghhhhh there Matey!" just made me chuckle.

Thanks to the author and narrator for a free copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 01-09-2019

Great middle grade and up mystery adventure story

This is an entertaining story that reminded me of the Goonies. It has all the elements of a great middle grade mystery adventure story; with a secret legend, pirates, ghosts, hidden clues, treasure maps, bumbling bad guys and hero kids. The narrator of the audiobook really brought the story to life, showing the comradery between the kids and intensifying the action well. It is a well written, engaging story with great characters that kids are bound to enjoy.

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  • Jennifer Lee
  • 29-08-2019

Exciting and Entertaining

The narration is wonderful and fits beautifully with this enthralling adventure story. The tale is well paced. I enjoyed listening with my children, who also loved the book!

This book was given to us for free, at my request, and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 17-08-2019

Stand by me and sandlot with ghosts and giant octopus

Anywhere there are children and anywhere there are long summers there will be great tales of adventure bravery and danger and friendships forged to last a lifetime. Here in Penn Cove its no different. A boy and his family move to a new town. His brother bullies him and he has no friends here. An adventure begins with a glimpse Of something in the fog and with a midnight yard sale. Research begins friends are found and danger abounds. Can they find a way to banish the dread pirate and his crew? Can they survive the bumbling goonie like mortal villains? Listen to this wonderfully narrated tale and find out. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • AvidReaderForLife
  • 15-08-2019

Good Story


Not typically a book I would read... but after reading The Book of Kindly Deaths I wanted to give it a try. I enjoyed going through the story with Dylan, Zachary, Emily, and Jacob. I got drawn into their story. Definitely will look into part 2.

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  • Hudson the Basset
  • 03-08-2019

Beware Of The Pirates of Penn Cove

This is a very good and exciting YA adventure novel. This story has everything a young or just young at heart reader could want. There is an interesting group of kids, dastardly villains, ghostly pirates with a spooky ship, and an octopus. What more could one want or need in a story. Oh, did I mention buried treasure and cryptic clues? It is all there in this rollicking tale.
The narrator was excellent.
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  • Josh R
  • 26-07-2019

Enjoyable Family Friendly Pirate Adventure

This book is geared towards kids, but I found the story enjoyable as an adult. At 5 hours, the story goes quick and was engaging enough for me to finish the book in one sitting. The author does a great job with the pacing, and the way the author implemented the ghost pirates was original. The narration in this book was fantastic. The narrator does an especially great job with the pirates, giving them all different accents and voices. Overall, this book is a great way to spend 5 hours on a family friendly pirate adventure.

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  • Helen
  • 20-07-2019

not just for kids

A lost pirate’s treasure. A mysterious secret society. A summer adventure like no other.
spooky magical adventures, Goosebumps, and Stranger Things. great story not just for kids
good team writer Eldritch Black and Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett

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