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I downloaded this book on the premise alone, which is delightfully creative: a detective story set in the middle of a futuristic Zimbabwe. The book is flawed in some rather odd ways, however. The titular detectives turn out to be the most undeveloped characters in the book, and feel strangely irrelevant to the plot as a whole. It's the kidnapped children who drive the plot forward, and they shine, alongside the places they visit. A good book overall, but it rides more on its unique world than its quality. Recommended for those who really want something different.
Voice performance is top notch. Gruff generals, bumbling fools, and scared children are all voiced expertly by Guidall.
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My sixth-grader was assigned this book at school. I ended up listening to the audiobook. Surprisingly original and entertaining. Good clean fun for the whole family.