Deadweather and Sunrise (MP3 CD)
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April 2012 Indie Next List
“When his emotionally distant father, bratty sister, and bullying brother are swept away in a hot air balloon accident, Egg -- real name Egbert -- is barely able to register the loss. The father of the girl he's falling for is trying to kill him, there may be magical treasure buried on his family's land, and he keeps getting captured by pirates! This first book in a new series is filled with humor, adventure, and more bloodthirsty pirates than you can shake a peg leg at!”
— Jamie Schildknecht, The Rediscovered Bookshop, Boise, ID
A stunning middle-grade debut full of heart, humor, and nonstop action.
It's tough to be 13, especially when somebody's trying to kill you. Not that Egg's life was ever easy, growing up on sweaty, pirate-infested Deadweather Island with no company except an incompetent tutor and a pair of unusually violent siblings who hate his guts.
But when Egg's father hustles their family off on a mysterious errand to fabulously wealthy Sunrise Island, then disappears with the siblings in a freak accident, Egg finds himself a long-term guest at the mansion of the glamorous Pembroke family and their beautiful, sharp-tongued daughter Millicent.
Finally, life seems perfect. Until someone tries to throw him off a cliff. Suddenly, Egg's running for his life in a bewildering world of cutthroat pirates, villainous businessmen, and strange Native legends. The only people who can help him sort out the mystery of why he's been marked for death are Millicent and a one-handed, possibly deranged cabin boy.
Come along for the ride. You'll be glad you did.
About the Author
Geoff Rodkey is the Emmy-nominated writer of such hit films as Daddy Day Care, RV, and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas.Heis alsothe author of the Chronicles of Egg series. He grew up in Freeport, Illinois, and began his writing career on his high school newspaper. His early writing credits include the educational video game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and the non-educational MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head. Geoff currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons.
Fred Berman has won numerous "AudioFile "Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration. A theater, film, and television actor, his credits include Broadway s "The Lion King", "Law & Order", and "Directing Eddie", among others. He was featured in "Entertainment Weekly "for his work on the Walking Dead audiobook series.