Audiobook review of Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon

Posted March 11, 2017 by Stormi in Audiobook Reviews, Book Reviews / 3 Comments

Audiobook review of Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon

I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Please Don't Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon by Richard Roberts
Length: 13 hours and 30 minutes
Genres: Middle Grade
Published by Curiosity Quills Press Pages: 340
Format: Audiobook
Source: Tantor Audio

Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
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Supervillains do not merely play hooky.
True, coming back to school after a month spent fighting - and defeating - adult superheroes is a bit of a comedown for the Inscrutable Machine. When offered the chance to skip school in the most dramatic way possible, Penelope Akk can't resist. With the help of a giant spider and mysterious red goo, she builds a spaceship and flies to Jupiter.
Mutant goats. Secret human colonies. A war between three alien races with humanity as the prize. Robot overlords and evil plots. Penny and her friends find all this and more on Jupiter's moons, but what they don't find are any heroes to save the day.
Fortunately, they have an angry eleven year old and a whole lot of mad science...

Also by this author: Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain (Please Don't Tell My Parents, #1), Quite Contrary


Here is what I thought

Penny aka Bad Penny part of the Inscrutable Machine is getting a bit bored with school after helping save the world in the last book.

Spider needs Penny and her friends help and before Penny knows it her mad scientist skills has built a spaceship and they are on their way to Jupiter where they land on one of its moons. They find out that there is a colony of people there and in trying to be a hero she still winds up a bit of a villain when her mad scientist skills create something that doesn’t end up helping but creating mayhem instead.

Penny is starting to realize that she might not be able to control her mind when it goes into mad scientist mode and it scares her a bit. It’s a good thing she has a couple of great friends Clare and Ray to help her figure things out. She has the heart of a hero and the mind of a villain and she tries to find a balance between them both without her parents finding out she is part of the Inscrutable Machine.

It was a fun listen though maybe not as great as the first one but still enjoyable. I am curious to find out what is going to happen next for the three superhero/villains in Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’ve Got Henchmen! 🙂

Recommend if you like

Middle Grade, superhero/villain type books.

Author Bio

I’ve been writing for a long, long time. A long, long, long time. Do you remember when dirt was invented? I was using it to scratch out stories. Getting published was harder, but now I’m hooked up with Curiosity Quills and I have real books in paper, and you should buy some!

As a writer my fascination has always been children’s literature, especially children’s lit that is also adult lit. For some reason, this means that instead I write gothic light romance for fun, and very dark and tragic young adult books for passion. I love seeing the world through the eyes of strange people, and I believe that happy endings must be earned the hard way. There’s a reason my friends started calling me Frankensteinbeck.

I could talk about how great my writing is until I turn blue, but I should let an expert do that for me. Check out the Kirkus Review for Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Teeth!

The Narrator

I really have enjoyed Emily Woo Zeller’s narrations of this series. She really has the evil cackle of Bad Penny down pretty good and it cracks me up when she does it. 🙂

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3 responses to “Audiobook review of Please Don’t Tell My Parents I Blew Up The Moon

  1. Ooo… another promising looking book – though clearly even I have sufficient sense to reckon the best move would be to get the first book in the series for my granddaughter:). Thank you for sharing and hope you’re having a great week-end.

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