Great Christmas
  Kidnapping Caper, The

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by Jean Van Leeuwen

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.”

Author Jean Van Leeuwen
Narrator Daniel Bostick
Length 2 hrs and 52 mins
© Copyright 1975 Jean Van Leeuwen
℗ Audio Copyright 2007 Full Cast Audio


“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

Listen to samples from this audiobook:
  1. The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper (3:33) Jean Van Leeuwen 3:33
  2. Marvin and crew decide to find Santa Claus. (2:17) 2:18

Meet the Cast:
Daniel Bostick Marvin (Narrator)
Bruce Coville Replacement Santa
JP Crangle Fats the Fuse
Tim Fox Raymond the Rat
Judith Harris Mrs. Feldman
Brett Hobin Cool Santa
Todd Hobin Mayor
Kate Huddleston Mrs. O’Grady
Tim Liebe Photographer
Richard McKee Macy’s President
Bill Molesky Bad Santa
Robert Steingraber Mr. Dunderhoff
Jonathan D. Weiss Store Announcer
Directed by: Bruce Coville
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