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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane: Underland Chronicles, Book 2 | [Suzanne Collins]

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane: Underland Chronicles, Book 2

Gregor is summoned back to the Underland by the terms of a second prophecy. Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring a World War to the Underland. Gregor eventually comes face to face with the Rat King, and to his surprise, he finds he is unable to kill this creature. His heart tells him he's making the right decision.
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Publisher's Summary

Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times best-selling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor. Suzanne Collins is also the author of the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

Gregor is summoned back to the Underland by the terms of a second prophecy. Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring a World War to the Underland. Gregor eventually comes face to face with the Rat King, and to his surprise, he finds he is unable to kill this creature. His heart tells him he's making the right decision. Will it be a decision he lives to regret?

©2004 Suzanne Collins; (P)2005 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Fans will not be disappointed with this exciting, action-packed sequel." (Booklist)

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    Vanessa sao pauloBrazil 01-08-10
    Vanessa sao pauloBrazil 01-08-10
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    "just love"

    just love it !! the first one was for kid, but this one starts getting good!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Raleigh, NC, USA 08-21-06
    Anita Raleigh, NC, USA 08-21-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Great"

    Qualifies as a great book and fairy tale you are sad to hear it end.

    Was completely pleased with the narrator and the book content.

    Love this author and style of writing. This is quite different, but is a delightful change.

    Never heard of Gregor or this series before, but now I am a convert. Excellent!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    S. Sharp Norfolk, Virginia 04-30-13
    S. Sharp Norfolk, Virginia 04-30-13

    savvy shopper

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    "Giant Cockroaches, Bats and Rats, Oh My!"
    What did you love best about Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane?

    As the second book in this series the reader doesn't get bogged down with info from the first book but enough to follow the story. I love the fantasy land of the Underworld and Gregor's relationship with those who live there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gregor was my favorite character because he would be brave but also remind you that he is still just a young teenager.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Boehmer – was your favorite?

    Gregor, but I loved how he performed Boots.


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

    Yes, I couldn't stop listening to it. I had it on while cooking, cleaning and in bed!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to hear the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 02-26-13
    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 02-26-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible Obsessed wishes she had more time for so many audiobooks.

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    "Very unexpected"
    Would you listen to Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane again? Why?

    I would certainly listen to Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane again. I have to say that the first book didn't make me eager to know what would happen to Boots and Gregor, but since it was a Suzanne Collins book, I thought I might, and I don't regret it. This book is fool of twists, turns, and suspense. Now, this one made me eager to dive into the next one, and it made me cry at least 3 times.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane?

    Spoiler alert: When all hope had been lost about Boots, despair took place. But the princess got brought back to the warrior.


    What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I just loved his narration of Boots. So intense and real - just how little toddlers can be.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, but I cried more than I laughed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerri Atlanta, GA, United States 08-14-12
    Kerri Atlanta, GA, United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic Book and Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane the most enjoyable?

    I have enjoyed both the first and second Gregor the Overlander book with my 8.5 y/o daughter. The story is something both adults and children will enjoy. The story is captivating and moves quickly and leaves you curious for the next chapter and then book. Paul Boehmer does a fantastic job narrating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane?

    Well if I told you it would ruin the book for you.....


    What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Awesome job ++++++


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

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christian GREENFIELD, IN, United States 06-25-12
    Christian GREENFIELD, IN, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Even better than the first book."
    If you could sum up Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane in three words, what would they be?

    Unique Fantasy Underworld


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story takes off with action almost right from the beginning. You learn more about Underworld and the inhabitants. The story takes interesting and surprising twists.


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    Paul really grows on you. He is more enjoyable to listen to the more I listen and come to expect some of his inflections.


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

    I don't listen for long sessions but you could easily listen in one session.


    Any additional comments?

    So far I like this series even better than the hunger games. Glad I tried it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    K. Glazier Rochester, NY 06-18-12
    K. Glazier Rochester, NY 06-18-12 Member Since 2012

    Amazed!

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    "Great book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane to be better than the print version?

    Don't know... I only did the audio version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Quality of writing, vivid word use.


    What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Liked his ability to give the emotion of each character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It had a couple emotional parts and yes, I laughed due to some funny lines.


    Any additional comments?

    The entire Underland Chonicles are great. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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    Eric Toledo, OH, United States 04-23-12
    Eric Toledo, OH, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Not the hunger games, but great book!"

    Good book, lighter and more relaxed than the hunger game. Still a home run for Suzanne Collins. Not quite what I expected but good none the less. I believe it was written for a younger audience, but still a great book for young and old alike! I manages to make you think as all Suzanne Collins books do. Try it you'll like it!

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    Rachel HANNA CITY, IL, United States 02-23-12
    Rachel HANNA CITY, IL, United States 02-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Better than the first one for sure."

    This one was much better than the first book in the series. It was a nice listen.

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    Chris Edmond, OK, United States 09-27-12
    Chris Edmond, OK, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good not great"

    Ok, someone compared this to Harry Potter. In my opinion Suzanne Collins doesn't have the depth of soul of Harry's author. She can't explore characters the way Rowling does, and setup such amazing acts of friendship. Gregor books are good, and a great setting and story, but for me, the 2nd book was only 1/2 as good as the first. I did cry, and cheer, and laugh out loud, but then was feeling stale, and seeing very similar trends in the Bane (2nd) book. I was sad about that. Teh Narrator is amazing, but RipRed had a very different voice and character in the Bane book. Weird. He was my favorite Character. I realize this is all personal, but I promise these books are not on par with Potter. Don't expect that and it's a good read and fun tale that is easy to get lost in.

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    "Defenetly no childrens book"

    After the first book was good, I listened to this right away and was not disappointed. The Story was even better (more depth and suspenstion) and I am looking forward to the third part. But I don't understand how this could be called a childrens book? War, fighting, dead people (or animals)....

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