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Kidnap on the California Comet

Adventures on Trains #2

M. G. Leonard, Sam Sedgman, Elisa Paganelli (Illustrator), Jot Davies (Read by)

CD-Audio

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/26/2021)
Hardcover (2/23/2021)

Description

In this second audiobook of the middle-grade Adventures on Trains series, amateur sleuth Hal Beck travels to the U.S. with his uncle to ride a famous train—the California Comet—and stumbles on a new mystery to solve, in M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman's Kidnap on the California Comet...

After his adventure on the Highland Falcon, amateur sleuth Hal Beck is excited to embark on another journey with his journalist uncle. This time, they're set to ride the historic California Comet from Chicago to San Francisco.

Hal mostly keeps to himself on the trip, feeling homesick and out of place in America. But he soon finds himself drawn into another mystery when the young daughter of a billionaire tech entrepreneur goes missing!

Along with new friends—spunky 13-year-old Mason and his younger sister, Hadley—Hal races against the clock to find the missing girl before the California Comet reaches its final destination.

A Macmillan Audio production from Feiwel & Friends

Macmillan Young Listeners, 9781250779540

Publication Date: February 23, 2021



About the Author

M. G. Leonard is the award winning, bestselling author of the Beetle Boy books, recently optioned for TV. She has a first-class honours degree in English literature and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. She works as a freelance Digital Media Producer for clients such as the National Theatre, and Harry Potter West End, and previously worked as a Senior Digital Producer at the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe. She lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons, all of whom are crazy about trains.

Sam Sedgman is a playwright, an award winning digital producer, and coauthor of the Adventures on Trains series with M. G. Leonard. Sedgeman has a first class honors degree from the University of Warwick in English and Creative Writing, and holds a Master’s in Text and Performance from RADA and King’s College London. He works as a digital project manager for the National Theatre, where he also hosts and co-produces their podcast. He has previously worked as a freelance digital producer for arts and literature organizations across the country, and founded a company creating bespoke murder mystery treasure hunts for adventurous Londoners. His plays have been performed in three countries, and his work has been shortlisted for The Courtyard Theatre Award. He has written articles on culture, technology and free speech for The Guardian, Complex UK and The Space. He grew up with a railway line at the bottom of his garden and has been fascinated by trains ever since.

Jot Davies is a television and voice actor who recorded dozens of audiobooks, including Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma and multiple works by Charles Cumming and Paul Strathern. In reviewing his narration of A Foreign Country, AudioFile magazine praises, “Davies’s narration ushers you in” and his “pacing fits the narrative,” calling his voice “a steady presence through the disparate events from the beginning to the satisfying conclusion.”  Outside of narration, his acting credits include television shows Casualty, New Tricks and Hotel Babylon and the video game Haze.