The doldrums

Nicholas Gannon

Sound recording - 2015

An eccentric like all Helmsleys, eleven-year-old Archer escapes his overprotective mother and recruits two friends, Oliver and Adelaide, to help him plan a rescue of his long-lost grandparents, world-famous explorers who disappeared atop an iceberg in the Antarctic.

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Gannon, Nicholas. Doldrums. 1.
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc [2015]
Item Description
Compact discs.
Physical Description
5 audio discs (6 hours, 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
Main Author
Nicholas Gannon (author)
Other Authors
Bronson Pinchot (narrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Archer B. Helmsley has grown up in a house full of oddities and treasures collected by his grandparents, the famous explorers. He knows every nook and cranny. He knows them all too well. After all, ever since his grandparents went missing on an iceberg, his mother barely lets him leave the house.Archer B. Helmsley longs for adventure. Grand adventures, with parachutes and exotic sunsets and interesting characters. But how can he have an adventure when he can't leave his house?It helps that he has friends like Adélaïde L. Belmont, who must have had many adventures since she ended up with a wooden leg. (Perhaps a crocodile ate it. Perhaps not.) And Oliver Glub. Oliver will worry about all the details (so that Archer doesn't have to).And so Archer, Adélaïde, and Oliver make a plan. A plan to get out of the house, out of their town entirely. It's a good plan. Well, it's not bad, anyway.But nothing goes quite as they expect.