• Worlds Beneath and Above the Stars

  • The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey
  • By: Wallace E. Briggs
  • Narrated by: Paul Enwright King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Worlds Beneath and Above the Stars

By: Wallace E. Briggs
Narrated by: Paul Enwright King
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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to know a secret?

Beneath the very ground on which you walk and beyond the stars above your head are more worlds than you could ever dream of. There are monsters. Be afraid. Magic wielded by witches and sorcerers. Epic adventures in worlds far across the ocean. And fearsome weapons which threaten to destroy everything.

Jimmy Crikey is a brave soul who faces some pretty scary challenges. Solving mysteries and averting mayhem, his incredible courage allows him to free up his abilities to shine and rise above every challenge in his path on his way to discovering why he looks so very strange.

With a bright red mop of unruly hair, big blue eyes, a small snub nose, pointed ears, and enormous feet, poor Jimmy is ridiculed by the neighborhood children and runs away in search of a world where he fits in. Following a midnight flight through the forest, he stumbles into a lost, underground world called Roombelow, and magic, adventure, danger, and excitement await.

From the little lady who lives at the bottom of a well, a starship that wants to take him home, trolls, little people, traders, and diamonite stealers to water sprites, witches, helpful dolphins, and interplanetary warfare, Jimmy learns the biggest lessons of his life.

©2021 Wallace E. Briggs (P)2022 Wallace E. Briggs

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Magical stories that inspire!

This audiobook provides young listeners with a fantastical voyage of a sweet boy who decides to leave home in search of new friends and social acceptance all whilst learning emotional intelligence over action-filled adventures in a magical realm trodden with elves, witches, anthropomorphic animals, galactic beings, mystical creatures in wondrous landscapes, and the like. I highly recommend this book for YA adults and those who can share with them this adventure.

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Epic adventures!

I grab this audiobook for my son. This is the adventures of an outcast, Jimmy Crikey, who runs away to try to find a place that will accept him for who he is. This book takes you through his journey while he meets many interesting characters. He enjoyed listening very much.

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Adventures of a timeless story!

Worlds Beneath and Above the Stars a "latest discovery" feels a bit strange. Paul Enwright delivers this extraordinary adventure with a soothing voice and passion with the words on page. A story delivered as it should be. I highly recommend this.

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Easy to listen!

My friend listened to this book twice and request me to listen. I listened and fell in love with Jimmy. The story culminates with beseeching higher powers to intervene, reminiscent of the ancient gods and forces of nature which underpin human belief.

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SCINTILLATING STORY!

I listened to and loved this audiobook. Briggs touches on teenage emotion and bravery, promoting a positive view of and to the young, thus presenting the idea of a conscientious and responsible youth to those starting out on this seemingly perilous journey, echoed cleverly by the adventure that plays out center stage.

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Enjoyable, entertaining and engrossing.

A great introduction to the fantasy genre, ‘Worlds Beneath and Above the Stars’ is magnificent in its ideas and imaginative in its execution, building an exciting multi-dimensional story of magic and mayhem. I love this book.

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Good one for my cousin.

My cousin always listens to fantasy stories, especially adventure books. I grab this for him and he enjoyed listening to the courageous story of Jimmy Crikey.

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Fascinating!

Author Briggs provides a great balance of magic, fantasy, science, and friendship, making this a thrilling read that you won’t want to put down. I look forward to seeing what’s in store for Jimmy and his friends on their next adventure.

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I can't stop listening!

This one is really an amazing adventure story of Jimmy Crikey. Briggs provides a beautifully detailed world that you can clearly imagine the scenes in my mind. This is the perfect book for young listeners to immerse themselves in and let their imagination run wild.

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Super!

I love Jimmy Crikey's adventure. During his explorations, he solves problems, including the theft of glowing stones; thwarts attacks; and reunites diminutive well-dweller, Gemma, with her family. On a trip back to the surface, Aunt Ethel divulges that Jimmy is actually an alien from Attalia. I want more from Briggs.

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  • Scott Owens
  • 08-04-22

This book is fantastic!

I enjoyed listening to this story and my son wants to listen to it again. An inspirational adventure story. Thanks a lot.

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  • Jameson Holder
  • 07-30-22

An absorbing classic tale!

It is an absolute joy to add this to my library as a book to listen to again. Thoroughly enjoyed this story. I had no idea it was so funny.

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  • Eric Cazares
  • 07-30-22

An exaggerated authenticity!

This is entertaining, unusual, and controversial; the language and narration are novel with a current of humor. The adventures of Jimmy Crikey, entertaining as they are.... eventually become a little tedious and I flagged toward the end.... but finished.

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  • Evan Mendoza
  • 07-30-22

Exceptional book!

I like this story of Jimmy Crikey very much. It is full of adventure. The performance is great and really brings all the characters alive with their distinctive Southern voices. The story, however, and I feel churlish in admitting this, had me a little bored at times.

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  • Natasha Malkoha
  • 07-30-22

Gripping story!

I listened to many adventure story but this one is exceptional with its inspiration, and bravery feelings. Thanks to the author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-22

Epic adventures in worlds!

Jimmy Crikeys incredible courage allows him to free up his abilities to shine and rise above every challenge in his path. A very good listen for my family.

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  • Gary Turco
  • 07-29-22

Nice one!

My son and I listened to this audiobook. This story is very encouraging! Ultimately, it conveys a message of self-love and acceptance which is significantly important at this age group level.

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  • Lloyd Haughton
  • 07-29-22

Well-narrated.

This audiobook is really amazing with its brave story. There are obvious moral lessons in swift consequences for actions and Jimmy’s growing confidence as he finds acceptance, delivered with a light touch that’s appropriate for young listeners.

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  • Lucy Matos
  • 07-28-22

Happy with this book.

Jimmy travels to worlds that are treats of a fertile imagination. He thrives on a sense of adventure and finds the value of human connections. As I followed Jimmy’s journey through the world, I was enamored by his experiences. I recommend it to all.

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  • Norma Stowers
  • 07-28-22

Overcome many obstacles.

Jimmy Crikey's story is that with perseverance all problems can be overcome and that being different does not define the person you are. The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey is splendidly written with generous doses of action, humor, and love.