Killgloom Park

Read by Maria Therese

(4.6 stars; 11 reviews)

Join Angelo Daily and his chums during a fun filled summer at Killgloom Park, a Coney Island, New York amusement park in the 1930's. A runaway tiger! Tracking down a wanted thief! Climbing down a ferris wheel in the middle of the night! These are just a few of the exciting things that happen during this adventurous summer!

The author grew up in the world of amusement parks, providing first hand material for two of his boys books – “On the Sands of Coney” and its sequel, this title - “Killgloom Park”. (“On the Sands of Coney” is still under copyright, and cannot be recorded, but it is not necessary to be familiar with it to enjoy this book!) The author was a Catholic Jesuit Priest, and in 1926 he was appointed a Scout Chaplain for the Greater New York City Scout Camps. He spent many years involved with the Boy Scouts, and wrote a long list of stories and books, mainly fiction, for and about scouts. (Summary by Maria Therese) (4 hr 40 min)


01 - The Sandwich Sign 17:50 Read by Maria Therese
02 - A Monkey Shiner 21:17 Read by Maria Therese
03 - The Reception Committee 14:31 Read by Maria Therese
04 - A Morning Circus 20:17 Read by Maria Therese
05 - Miss Caesar 16:39 Read by Maria Therese
06 - The World's Sickest People 16:56 Read by Maria Therese
07 - Furry Devil 20:28 Read by Maria Therese
08 - The Battle of Free For All 13:43 Read by Maria Therese
09 - Little Robber 15:12 Read by Maria Therese
10 - Scout Trouble 12:48 Read by Maria Therese
11 - Low Bridge 20:04 Read by Maria Therese
12 - Valecita's Pussies 15:42 Read by Maria Therese
13 - His Luckiest Bump 19:18 Read by Maria Therese
14 - Ghost Money 14:48 Read by Maria Therese
15 - Stalled on High 18:09 Read by Maria Therese
16 - Wounded Ankle 13:45 Read by Maria Therese
17 - Mardi Gras 8:48 Read by Maria Therese


Fun Story

(5 stars)

Ever wonder what it would be like to live at an amusement park? Well the boys in this story do! They interact with the animals, go backstage & behind the scenes of rides, stay up late every night and have circus performers as friends. The reader is clear & pleasent. Perfect audio for summer car trips. This book was originally written for children, but some antiquated language might need looking up for a 21st Century grade-school listener. As is often delightful for small boys, most of their antics are somewhat unsafe and a bit mischievous but adults are always sought out when the boys get over their heads. Un P.C. Terms like "freaks" and "midget" are used.

Fun children’s book

(4.5 stars)

Book about a boy whose father owns an amusement park. Story follows him and his friends on different adventures at the park. New acts, escaped menagerie animals, busy days and the park boys club.

Awesome Book

(5 stars)

Beautiful Book For Anyone With Morals That Anyone Can Go Stronger With Each Time You Read It Thanks Author Thanks For Sharing