Australian actress Melissa Chambers pulls listeners in to 12-year-old Allie's life and world with her energetic performance in Catherine Jinks' Case Four of Allie's Ghost Hunters. Allie hopes to find ghosts when she and her family visit the Jenolan Caves on a ghost tour. What she finds instead is her deadbeat dad, trying to make amends but causing more trouble than it's worth. Will Allie find the ghosts she's after and navigate this frustrating family debacle? Listeners will want to find out as they follow this quirky pre-teen through the Caves.
"Australian actress Melissa Chambers transports listeners 'down under' in Case Four of Allie's Ghost Hunters. Twelve-year-old Allie is hoping to see ghosts during her family's weekend trip to the Jenolan Caves Ghost Tour. Unfortunately, the promising holiday is disrupted by the arrival of Allie's long-absent father, who is eager to be more involved in her life. While secondary characters are not so distinctive or vibrant, Chambers's portrayal of Allie as excited and hopeful is spot-on. She delivers this lighthearted, fast-paced story without neglecting Allie's growing frustration with her quarrelsome parents....For listeners who enjoy puzzling out a mildly scary ghost story." (AudioFile)