I loved her work with the Hunger Games and was looking for something light and new to enjoy this summer. This series has really delivered for both me (The old timer) and my young son (10 yrs old). It doesn't take too much time to get to the hook and then we couldn't get enough. Great series.
I got this book because I was curious what Suzanne Collins' other books were like. This is a cute story, full of adventure from start to finish. Something a kid from age 8 to 13 would probably enjoy.
Exciting. Enchanting. Adventurous.
Really got into the story. Made it entertaining for young listeners
If we count the whole series as one, it is definitely in the top 5!
He did a brilliant job on all of them--I couldn't stop listening, and neither could the kids!
I devoured the whole series, and was sad to finally reach the end.
This is a great book for adults and for children--a great book to share and discuss!
Keep on listening!
Gregor and his mature perspective for an eleven year old.
Easy to listen to.
We found this series at the library and listened to the five book series at least three times over the past two years. Could easily listen to it again and decided we needed to own it!
Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.
I first looked for this book because of Suzanne Collins. I thought I would listen to something similar to the Hunger games, since most reviews point toward that direction. However, it is a completely different story, with a quest which includes people from different species and beliefs even, and I would listen to it again, but this is NOT similar to The Hunger Games.
I love teen literature, and I feel most passionately about it, so I can say I liked this book very much. The story is envolving, engaging, but I didn't feel like when I read the Hunger Games. That sort of emotion you won't find with Gregor.
You will find, though, sense of family, belonging, care, tenderness, struggle and lots of adventures lived by Gregor, an 11-year- old boy who misses his father, who has disappeared for more that two years, and also, by mistake "falls" into the underland with his two-year-old sister, gets to know amazing creatures and have unimaginable experiences.
Boots, The little embassador, who loved with no distiction and such sweetness, that is it impossible not to love her.
Surprizingly, he struck me most when performing Boots. If you can perform like a child so well, you can do anything.
An amazing adventure through the underland.
Read this book with an open heart and mind.
This is a compelling story and Gregor is a very likable main character. I read the books one after another and then got the audio book in hopes that my kids would listen on long car rides. They both like it, which is pretty amazing at 4 and 8. Because Gregor's little sister Boots is two, her periodic remarks are easy for kids to relate to, and add humor.
This whole story is very memorable. The setting makes it interesting and the issues are timeless.
The narration was good. I often find it difficult initially to get used to the narration, because it's not what I am expecting, but it is actually perfect in that it does not get in the way of the story, it just delivers it. He does just enough changing of his voice for each character that it helps with the tracking.
This is a book the whole family can enjoy. My husband is enjoying it as much as I did. I highly recommend it for family trips.
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This is for 4th graders through 8th graders. I believe that age group will really like the book, but it is not that good for adults. I believe it could have been, The writing is good, but there are large holes. I will say I liked the whole take a bath so they rats don't smell you. That is true for different cultures. My wife went to college with some Nigerians. They said that all Americans have a smell, because we eat so much meat. About half way through the story gets more interesting when they are joined by Rip Red, I liked his character. There were also some surprises I did not see coming.
I did feel she should have gotten someone like Facklam to help her write the story. This mostly takes place underground and the only animals she mentions, are people, rats, roaches, fish and spiders. Of all the animals and insects that live underground , this was all she could fit into the story.
A little girl gets sucked down a grate in a laundry room in New York City and so did a full grown man. The explanation for that did not take place until the end of the story and then it was not very good. I would like to know why a group traveling through dangerous territory did not post guards when they slept, where did the roast beef come from, where did he get cab fare and how come the kid who should be in her terrible two's is so good? I know this is meant for a young audience, but does that mean it has to be sloppy. Don't our kids deserve better.
Creative, engaging, and great storyline!
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel because of the journeys through different places, encounters with new and unusual things, and risking your life for someone else's cause
Have you ever wondered what lived under your city? Gregor finds out through a journey to the underland.
As an adult I really enjoyed this adventure. It moved quickly and I didn't want to stop listening.
The characters are very charming. Images of Gregor, the "hard done by" but brave young boy, and Boots in her backpack with her diaper needing changing were really endearing.
Paul Boehmer was excellent as narrator. I loved his portrayal of the patriarch Vikus, the cunning laconic Ripred and the unforgettable cockroaches. I wanted to run around quoting "Be She the Princess, Be She".
A cautionary note though, it is possible that a child may have a bad experience listening to a story of giant bats, spiders and cockroaches. Giant evil spiders may not be everyones remedy to good dreams.