Disappearing Act

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by Sid Fleischman

What do you do when your mother disappears and a strange man starts stalking you? If you’re Kevin and Holly Kidd, you try to lose yourself in the wacky world of Venice Beach, California, where boardwalk entertainers do everything from juggling watermelons to telling fortunes to try to make a living.

Soon Kevin and Holly find themselves making a new home among these larger-than-life characters. But just when Holly seems set to achieve her dream of starring in an opera, the Toad reappears, more menacing than ever. How can Kevin save the show—and his sister?

Join the Full Cast Family for a delightful romp as they bring Sid Fleischman’s funny, fast paced, suspenseful novel of two young people on the run to new life on audio.

Author Sid Fleischman
Narrator Sid Fleischman
Length 02 hrs and 00 mins
© Copyright 2013 Sid Fleischman
℗ Audio Copyright 2013 Full Cast Audio


“Galen Druke narrates as the 12-year-old Kevin and is joined by a cast of 12 other actors who give personality to the other quirky characters. This is a thoroughly satisfying production.” — KLIATT Sep 2004

“Sid Fleischman’s signature twists and turns bring unlikely characters into the action. This full-cast production heightens the freshness and urgency of the children’s quest to carve out a life and to resolve the mystery.” — AudioFile Sep 2004

“Galen Druke and the Full Cast Audio staff do an excellent job of imbuing the wacky characters with life. Fans of Sid Fleischman as well as those new to his work will enjoy this novel’s humor and great dialogue.” — School Library Journal

Listen to samples from this audiobook:
  1. Kevin becomes cultured... the hard way. (2:49) Sid Fleischman 3:00

Meet The Cast:
Daniel Bostick T. Tex Rimbo
The Toad
Sofia Coon Daisy
Bruce Coville the desk clerk
Galen Druke Kevin
Ann Marie Grathwol Holly
Joni Gray girl who got her fortune told
Christine Lightcap Miss Fiesta Foote
Lucille Markson Ex-Countess Liz Anne Wilbur Jones
Evelyn Mendez Officer Gonzales
Craig Middleton Bumpy Rhodes
Alice Morigi Princess Zulisa
Ignacio Serrichio the other Gomez
Juno Wright woman who lost her child
Daisy’s mother
Directed by: Bruce Coville
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