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Gregor the Overlander Audiobook

Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it, until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.

©2003 Suzanne Collins; (P)2005 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Collins introduces her young heroes Gregor and his little sister Boots into a wonderland....A fantastically engaging place." (Publishers Weekly)
"Collins creates a fascinating, vivid, highly original world and a superb story." (Booklist)

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    D. Vieth 07-31-16
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    Loved this one. Great Storytelling and Wonderful Narration. Can't wait to get started on the next one!

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    Amazon Customer 02-22-16
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    I enjoyed the different development of characters and the way the protagonist grew into warrior

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    Ms. G 02-15-16
    Ms. G 02-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Series Must-Have"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gregor the Overlander to be better than the print version?

    I love both the audio and the print version. I listened to the series after reading the books. The audio simply enhanced my love for the Gregor series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Even though I adore Greogor, the main character, Ripread has a special place. Despite the gruff exterior, he has a noble and kind heart.


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    Paul Boehmer was able to capture the nuances of all of the characters, especially when Gregor becomes the temperamental tween.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I love the entire series.


    Any additional comments?

    Suzanne Collins seems most well known for the Hunger Game series, however, this is a must-read series for the younger readers.

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    Logan jenkins 01-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "My favorite stories I have ever come across!"

    I first read the paperbacks more than a decade ago as a grade school kid and they quickly became my favorite stories. I came back to this world and have since realized how much of my imagination came from reading and re-reading these books as a pup. I have also found so much more meaning and detail in them that have made me love them even more. I highly recommend it for anyone, kid or adult who are looking for an imaginative and unique adventure. Many people on here seem to bring up Harry Potter or Collins other work in The Hunger Games, but trust me when I tell you there is nothing else out there like it.

    The narrator, while very different from the voices I had heard in my own head as a child, did an amazing job and I will forever remember the characters through is voice I think.

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    Jodi Gladu 12-04-15
    Jodi Gladu 12-04-15 Member Since 2015

    I listen to an average of 3 books a month but that's books that start at 18 hours long. Brandon Sanderson is my favorite so that's my genre

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    "Loved it"

    I really enjoyed this book. The story is very fascinating and as always you're wanting to just figure out what's going to happen next

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    HeatherDVM Columbus, OH 11-01-15
    HeatherDVM Columbus, OH 11-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A very cute series"
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    Greggor the Overlander is a surprisingly adorable fiction from Suzanne Collins aimed at most likely elementary aged children- now having said that I am an adult without kids and I still enjoyed it. Because each book in the series is relatively short and it has been some time since I read them all I am going to review the entire series here.

    These books are a very cute fantasy about a young boy (Greggor- 11) and his even younger little sister (Boots- age 2) who fall into an underground world (i.e. the underland) inhabited not only by people but by giant talking insects, bats and rodents. The series follows the interaction of Greggor and Boots amongst the people and animal characters of the Underland.

    Each book has a "quest" and while there are still mature topics like death, betrayal, war, backstabbing, etc it is still very age appropriate for Elementary kids. I have recommended that my brother read it to my 6 year old Nephew -- I think he will particularly enjoy it because he is currently very into bats.

    The narration is wonderful. One of my favorite parts is the way that Paul Boehmer narrates the two year old Boots. One of her tag lines is "Hi you" and I have found myself working that into my own vocabulary at times. I also really love his portrayal of Temp the cockroach, Ripred the rat, and Mrs. Cormaci- Greggor's neighbor in the overland. It's really excellent character work.

    There are 5 books in the series-- the first 2 are pretty formulaic-- Greggor and Boots go to the Underland-- there is a quest--- they return home to the Overland. But as the series progresses there is less "the story begins here and ends here" there is a lot more traveling back and forth, new characters are introduced, and things get much more complex. After the second book I would say the series is definitely best to be read as a continuation. Start book 3 with the plan to keep going through to the end.

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    HEATHER 10-10-15
    HEATHER 10-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic!"

    My eleven year old daughter says it's the best book in the universe. It's her new favorite book!

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    Bridget 06-24-15
    Bridget 06-24-15 Member Since 2016

    I drive and travel for work so audio books are a huge part of my life.

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    "We can't wait for the next one!"

    My 8 year old and 5 year old daughters were riveted by the story of Gregor and his quest.

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    Noelle 06-20-15
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    "Gregor the Overlander"

    I absolutely loved this story. I can't wait to get the next in the series. Lots of action, emotion, and just enough mystery to keep one's attention.

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    Chester 04-25-15
    Chester 04-25-15

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    "Best books ever!"

    Amazing books, great narration, and thrilling and sad moments. I think how Suzan Collins writes is wonderful so I recommend these books for ages 9-900!

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