The Kingdom Keepers, Ridley Pearson
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The Kingdom Keepers
Disney after Dark

Narrator: Gary Littman

Unabridged: 6 hr 16 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download (DRM Protected)

Published: 08/29/2005


Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI - which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging - Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming? Finn’s confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney’s beloved realm, and maybe more. This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.


AudiobooksNow review by Lisa the Librarian on 2007-07-14 14:38:41

Perhaps Ridley Pearson wrote this with knowledge; Perhaps Ridley Pearson wrote this with love. But Ridley Pearson didn't seem to write it with skill. There is so much pointless running around. So much knowledge that just appears in the characters' heads without the reader learning where it came from. Gaps remain big enough to drive a truck through. Sure, a sequel could be driven through those holes, but it leaves an unsatisfying book. The structural purpose of the other children remains vague; it seems as if Pearson could have written the book with only the protagonist and perhaps one other sidekick. Gary Littman does a good job of making almost every character, especially the five child all very irritating in their tone of voice and manner. I didn't really like a one of them. No, there are much better things to read/listen to than this sad little piece of fantasy fiction.