Pulling Princes

pulling princes audio book

First book in the internationally successful ‘Calypso Chronicles’ series.

When Calypso returns from Los Angeles to her English boarding school for the summer term, she is determined to fit in with the popular crowd. Her plan is to pretend her mother’s gay assistant back home is her boyfriend. And to her surprise, the trick works, at least at first.

She makes a whole batch of new friends, and even finds herself winning the unwritten contest to woo the prince at the boys’ school next door. But one girl, Honey, undermines all her efforts. When Calypso and Prince Freddy end up in the tabloids and everything seems set to go down the drain, it’s Calypso’s parents and sense of humour that save her from utter humiliation.

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  • Narrated by  Tyne O’Connell
  • Length:4 hrs and 49 mins

Stealing Princes

 

stealing princes audio bookSecond book in the internationally successful ‘Calypso Chronicles’ series.

This is the second book in the internationally successful Calypso Chronicles series. Calypso begins the term facing a dilemma: who does she fancy? Freddie (the prince) or Billy (the fit older boy who rescued her from a dog attack) – or both!

While text-flirting with them over the summer break was fun, she knows she has to choose and decides to make the big decision before the La Fiesta Ball. It’s the first ball her parents have allowed her to attend, and the pressure is on to find the perfect partner. Billy may be older and have the hero-persona working for him, but Freddie is the one who sets her pulse racing.

Unfortunately, Freddie reveals he won’t be attending due to a much grander fabulous ball at the palace with all the other European royals – a more or less Annual-Euro-Royal-Bash. What can Calypso do? And this is on top of all the other things she has to contend with: school, friends, and sharing a room with the vile Honey O’Hare…

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  • Narrated by Nicky Talacko
  • Length:8 hrs and 13 mins

Duelling Princes

duelling princes audio bookThird book in the internationally successful ‘Calypso Chronicles’ series.

Calypso Kelly might have pulled Prince Freddie, heir to the British throne and fittest boy in the world, but life becomes a lot more complicated when her mad mother pitches up in England to ‘spend more quality time with her boodjie woodjie’.

Apart from Calypso’s determination to make the national sabre team, sorting out her mad ‘rentals’, dealing with her eccentric friends and their security men, and making time for her prince, she’s got the queen of the psycho toffs, the not so Honorable Honey O’Hare breathing down her neck.

Picking up where Stealing Princes left off, this is a funny, fast-paced third book chronicling the life and times of Calypso Kelly’s ‘dramaramas’ in a posh English boarding school will not disappoint.
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  • Narrated by Nicky Talacko
  • Length:7 hrs and 20 mins

Dumping Princes

dumping princes audio book

Fourth book in the internationally successful ‘Calypso Chronicles’ series.

No one dumps a girl from St Augustine’s! Dating Prince Freddie is bliss as far as Calypso Kelly is concerned. So when her friends at the posh St Augustine’s School for girls decide to chuck their boyfriends and concentrate on their studies, Calypso is horrified! But not nearly as horrified as when Freddie dumps her, setting into motion a chain of events that leads to a school-wide plan for a royal Counter Dump.

With her first international fencing competition coming up in Italy, and a captivating new boy showering her with attention, can Calypso pull it together and win her prince back? And even if she does, will she have the heart to dump him? All may be fair in love and war unless, of course, you’re in love with a prince.
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  • Narrated by Nicky Talacko
  • Length:6 hrs and 36 mins

TYNE O’CONNELL AUDIO BOOK REVIEWS

PULLING PRINCES. Tyne O’Connell. 2004. Read by the author. 5 cds. 5.75 hrs. Bolinda Audio

It’s Mean Girls, British style, in this novel of teenage life at St. Augustine’s Catholic boarding school for girls near London, narrated with verve and relish by its author.

Calypso, 14 and from Los Angeles, is considered a freakish misfit by the wealthy, often titled English girls and harassed unmercifully.

Her only friend is Star, the daughter of aging rock stars, who doesn’t seem to mind being an outsider. Sucking cigarettes and vodka on the sly, using bad language, throwing themselves at boys, and competing strenuously with one another socially seem to take precedence over academics at St. Augustine’s.

A good time is had by all, once Calypso and Star, after many adventures, are welcomed into the inner circle.

The author freely admits that she is drawing on her personal experiences at a parochial boarding school, which she says she loved.

A glossary of British terms is included, and bouncy rock music begins and ends each disc. Pat Dole, Richmond, VA