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Kathy

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  • The Mysterious Benedict Society

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Trenton Lee Stewart
    • Narrated By Del Roy
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (236)

    ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES? Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.) Only four children - Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance - succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete.

    Carl says: "Great Fun"
    "Kept Us All Guessing"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. The characters each have strengths that compliment each other. This makes the Mysterious Benedict Society stronger than its parts.


    What other book might you compare The Mysterious Benedict Society to and why?

    Roald Dahl books come to mind because the children take the lead in the adventure. In some ways it is like the first Harry Potter, but without the magic and fantasy. The kids are fighting a mysterious evil. They go to a school for the exceptional students. Three of the main characters are orphans, as was Harry Potter. They have a kindly adult watching out for their welfare.


    Which character – as performed by Del Roy – was your favorite?

    Reynie was my favorite, as he is most like me in his problem solving strategies.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. It nearly killed me when each chapter ended and I needed to put it away for the day.


    Any additional comments?

    It is so good that I have purchased the next two in the series to read in hardcover. I may have to buy them from Audible as well. I really enjoy the performance of Del Roy. It is like having a favorite adult read an almost hypnotic, mesmerizing story to you.

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