Audiobook Review of Eudora Space Kid: The Great Engine Room Takeover
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by David Horn
Narrated by Trista Shaye
Ages 6-10 | Listening Length: 46 Minutes
Publisher: David Horn | ASIN: B0B2SL2CBV
What to Expect: Space, Adventure, STEM, Diversity, Breaking Rules
Also available in paperback, The Great Engine Room Takeover audiobook introduces readers to STEM through the fun, funny, intelligent, and relatable heroine, Eudora.
Eudora loves living aboard the Astroliner Athena, the flagship of the Planetary Republic’s Astrofleet, which is great because it gives her plenty of opportunities to practice the other things she really loves: science and engineering! She wants nothing more than to become an engineering officer on the Athena when she grows up. Unfortunately, the grown-ups around her are not impressed with the results of her experiments.
When she drops a pumpkin into the engine-works or decides to try out the plasma guns for herself, all they want to talk about is “responsible behavior.” Then, Eudora thinks up the most impressive STEM challenge of all: breaking the intergalactic speed record by adjusting the hyperdrive! As she puts her engineering prowess to the test, however, Eudora learns the hard way that there are still lessons she needs to master—about honesty, responsibility, and caring for others.
The Great Engine Room Takeover emphasizes the glamour of STEM through space adventure and cool inventions and subtly shares important lessons about taking responsibility for one’s actions and the impact they can have on others. The story also models inclusivity and acceptance of other cultures through the characters’ mixed alien families.
In this audiobook rendition, sound effects bring Eudora’s exciting escapades to life with whistles, explosions, and other atmospheric additions. At the same time, Trista Shaye’s tone of voice as the narrator is filled with mischief and comradery that will leave readers feeling like Eudora is a new friend in their lives.
Overall, The Great Engine Room Takeover is fun to listen to and a great way to get young readers interested in STEM and science.
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About the Author
David Horn lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters, and a funny dog named Trixie. He is a huge science fiction fan and loves reading science fiction books from both the old and new greats. His daughters inherited his love of science fiction and they love watching sci-fi shows like Star Trek, Babylon 5, Stargate, and Star Wars together. The Eudora Space Kid early reader chapter book series started as funny stories he told his daughters at dinner to get milk to come out of their noses. He hopes your children love Eudora’s silly antics in space and milk comes out of their noses too!
For more information, visit https://www.eudoraspacekid.com/.
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