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At the Sound of the Beep

3.09  ·  Rating details ·  22 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Mathew and Mathilda Green run away to San Francisco and take refuge in Golden Gate Park. But no one is safe in this haven for the homeless, because someone is murdering the people who call it home. And unknowingly, Mathew and Mathilda are being drawn into the world of the killer.
Paperback, 154 pages
Published May 1st 1991 by Puffin Books (first published April 19th 1990)
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Nessa
Oct 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
I can't believe I read this book! (First of all, the two main characters, Mathew and Matilda, are total Gary/Mary Sues! There is nothing wrong with the two of them.) Their parents are getting a divorce, so in order to stop the divorce the twins run away to their uncle (who dislikes their parents). I was able to forgive their running away but then, while they're camping out in Golden Gate Park...they buy toys to entertain themselves while they wait for their uncle! These toys have no point to the ...more
Xavier Sim
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Have you ever wondered what will happen if a murder is in your hometown.
The story is about to twins, and their parents are splitting up, and as they finally come out of desperation, and started to make new friends in Golden Gate Park. The twins founded a place they could call home, but they can’t stay there forever, especially when now people are getting murdered.

One thing I liked about this book is that even when their parents are splitting up the two twins still want to be with each other, t
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Emyrose8
Dec 04, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was a lot different than I was anticipating. While I was reading it, I definitely didn't picture the twins as 13 year olds (more like 5th graders). There wasn't a whole lot of focus on the mystery aspect (who's murdering the homeless people). The focus was on how the twins survive on their own in the park while waiting for their uncle to get home. Like others have said, the ending is a little disappointing. After a final, suspenseful scene (that is also a bit confusing), the next chapt ...more
Amanda Lyons
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
Nikki liked it ok but I have to say the parents probably shouldn't have had kids because they're terrible parents. The kids aren't always too bright and the villain has almost no basis for her crimes. Mostly an oddball YA book with none of the charm.
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