Cairo Jim at the Crossroads of OrpheusBook - 2006
Cairo Jim is one of the most endearing and enduring characters in children's fiction.
In the dusty ruins of the ancient House of the Perfumer at Pompeii, astonishing discoveries are taking place! Long forgotten perfumes are being re-invented and given new life. But when one of these whiffs of wonderment - believed to have legendary hypnotic powers - goes missing, it is up to that well-known archaeologist and little-known poet, Cairo Jim, and his friends to try and stop a rush of evil so gargantuan that the world could be plunged into a chasm of eternal terror!
Praise for previous Bolinda Audio releases in the Cairo Jim series: "Grab your pith helmet and join Cairo Jim on a pair of rollicking adventures sure to tickle the funny bone of young and old alike." - AudioFile Magazine "
... superbly produced audiobook adventure story imaginatively written and dramatically narrated by Geoffrey McSkimming ... Cairo Jim and Doris In Search Of Martenarten will prove a welcome and very popular addition to school and community library collections for young listeners." - Midwest Book Review (US).
"Geoffrey McSkimming reads his own work. We can feel the heat of the Athens in his reading, smell the city. He draws his characters finely, using his voice to sharpen each in our minds." - Reading Time