The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox
The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox is the second book in the Librarians series of books based on the TV Show and it is every bit as fun as the first one.
A book of nursery rhymes published by Elizabeth Goose in the early 18th century was actually a powerful spellbook. The Librarian of that time managed to secure all copies but one, which was left in the care of the Goose family and later divided into parts among different branches of the family. Now, odd occurrences are happening around the world; a tree-trimmer blown high into the air lands miraculously without a scratch, a Pennsylvania woman is attacked by large eyeless rodents, and a college professor in England wakes up inside a giant pumpkin. These incidents catch the attention of the Librarians, who soon discover that solving the mystery of the missing Mother Goose book is not child’s play, but a matter of life and death.
Greg Cox once again captures the fun, light-hearted spirit of the show. With the erratic Flynn once again unavailable, it is up to the rest of the Librarians to track down the missing book. Ezekiel, Stone and Cassandra scatter to each of the locations of the latest incidents to solve the mystery and track down the missing book of nursery rhymes. Meanwhile, Colonel Baird is left back at the Library to help Jenkins stop the pandemonium that has broken out there.
Splitting off the main characters allows them to have their own mini-adventures and highlight their individual strengths before coming back together as a team to avert catastrophe. Cox injects fun all along the way while also dropping clues to solve the mystery at the heart of the story. This is a great light-hearted adventure that will keep you smiling from beginning to end.
The narration is handled once again by Therese Plummer who does an outstanding job. She juggles a number of voices and accents yet keeps them distinct and memorable. She complements the tone of the story and is true to the flavor of the characters from the tv series. That these books are based on characters from the show makes them particularly suitable for audiobook and are a pleasure to listen to. The writing of Cox and reading by Plummer make this a great series to follow. Great for fans of the show and audiobooks in general. Highly recommended.
I was fortunate to receive a copy of the audio from the publisher.
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