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The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper

by Jean Van Leeuwen

This title is now available on MP3-CD from Brilliance Audio for only $14.99. (Please go to Brilliance or to order - we no longer sell directly.)

When Merciless Marvin the Magnificent finds his way into Macy’s department store, he thinks he’s discovered the best deal a mouse could wish for. Soon Marvin and his pals Raymond the Rat and Fats the Fuse are cozily settled into a dollhouse in the toy department; before long they’ve even made friends with the store’s beloved Santa.

Then, to their dismay, Santa goes missing.

The world outside the store is dark, cold, and dangerous. But that won’t stop three brave mice. Marvin and his gang will risk whatever they must to crack the crime, rescue Santa, and save Christmas!

Full Cast’s first Marvin recording, The Great Cheese Conspiracy, won a Publisher’s Weekly “Listen Up” Award and the 2005 Golden Headset Award for Children’s Audio. Now our artistic director, Daniel Bostick, reprises his hilarious rendition of Marvin—and caps off the recording with a special bonus: the beloved poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” as recited by Marvin himself!

School Library Journal said of this 2008 Audie Award Finalist "The full cast narration is brilliant."

The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper
Audie Award Finalist

Product Details:
Availability:  In Stock – Ready for Shipping
Editions:   sku     isbn-13     isbn-10     count  
  CD Economy     n/a     978-1-5012-3596-2     n/a     Three CDs  
Approximate Running Time:  3 hours

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Listen to samples from this audiobook:
Sample 1The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper by Jean Van Leeuwen, read by Daniel Bostick and the Full Cast Family (3:33, about 4.1)
Sample 2Marvin and crew decide to find Santa Claus. (2:17, about 2.6)

"AudioFile Magazine named Daniel Bostick one of 2008's best voices in Family Listening for his narration as Merciless Marvin the Magnificent."
    — AudioFile
"The full-cast narration is brilliant, making each character unique and full of life, from the scheming Marvin to the intellectual Raymond and the soulful Fats. A delightful addition to audiobook collections."
    — School Library Journal July, 2008

Meet the Cast:

Daniel BostickMarvin (Narrator)
Bruce CovilleReplacement Santa
JP CrangleFats the Fuse
Tim FoxRaymond the Rat
Judith HarrisMrs. Feldman
Brett HobinCool Santa
Todd HobinMayor
Kate HuddlestonMrs. O’Grady
Tim LiebePhotographer
Richard McKeeMacy’s President
Bill MoleskyBad Santa
Robert SteingraberMr. Dunderhoff
Jonathan D. WeissStore Announcer
Directed by:Bruce Coville
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