The Battle of the Mad Scientists

  • by Bill Harley
  • Narrated by Bill Harley
  • 1 hrs and 5 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

A Grammy-nominated recording artist, Bill Harley - songwriter, storyteller, author, playwright - is known as one of the finest family performers in the United States. His unique combination of song and story, silly and serious, has entertained families for 20 years, and led him to be called "the Mark Twain of contemporary children's music" by Entertainment Weekly.

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What the Critics Say

"Harley's audiences are families, but it's hard to tell who enjoys him more - parents or children. His material works at both levels?" (Los Angeles Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Laugh Out Loud...

Bill Harley's stuff is awesome. It has quickly become my kids' favorite thing for a road trip. (Ages 13, 11 and 9)
Great stories that recount Bill's exploits as a youth, which both young and old can relate to.

My kids fade away and lose interest in the standard "Books On Tape" - that run for five hours. Harley's stuff is broken up into little 15 minute stories, songs, etc., that leave you waiting for the next one.

Now, before every road trip, my kids ask if I've gotten any new Bill Harley for the ride.
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- Robert

I laughed so hard I cried!

Bill Harley has an amazing knack for capturing the flavor of childhood and family interactions. I have a few of his albums-- some, like this one, are mostly stories ("Dinosaurs Never Say Please" and "Grownups are Strange" are two others). Others are mostly songs ("There's a Pea on My Plate" and "Big Big World"). Some of the songs are priceless (There's a Pea on My Plate), but overall I like the story albums better. My 8-year-old daughter adores them-- I am occasionally chagrined at some of the lines she picks up to use against me, but they are all G-rated and hilarious enough to make up for it. "The Race Down Mammoth Hill" on this album had me in tears from laughing so hard. Highly reccommended!
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- Kristi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2001
  • Publisher: Round River Productions