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Animorphs: The Departure

We’ve got another new intro! You’ll have to ask Coleman about the specifics of it, its from some old radio broadcast or movie or something… I want to say its from an old production of War of the Worlds. I vaguely recall him telling me something about it, but that was like days ago, how am I supposed to remember everything he says? He says a lot of stuff, you know. Anywho, we’ve got a good book for ya’all today, it’s one where Cassie morphs into a butterfly! (At least, that’s what the cover tells me will happen at some point…) This book is largely beloved by the fanbase, I don’t think I have heard any negative’s about it. However, that will all change when we sit down and go through the entirety of the book, pointing out everything ridiculous (and awesome) along the way. Enjoy folks!

This speak: another spoiler-ific book cover, Cassie drops out of the war again, a fresh look at the classic “hero and villain must work together” cliche, conveniently placed leopard attacks, random tangents about long-forgotten movies, a much-needed Yeerk biology lesson covering reproduction, a lot of talk about two girls hanging out in the woods, the Yeerk’s possible fake-Andalite propaganda, conveniently placed caterpillars, someone finally calls Cassie a fool, and the worst deal any Animorph ever made!  All that and more in our review of Animorphs #19, The Departure.

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Introduction (00:50) • Hosts Mitchell and Coleman waste everyone’s time before jumping into a book review.

Summary and Plot (04:20) • The guys walk us through book 19, the one where Cassie’s a caterpillar.

Book Review (58:31) • Final Verdict:

Mitchell:  3/5

Coleman:  5/5

Final Thoughts/ Wrap up (01:08:40) • The guys discuss what’s in store for next week.


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