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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)

What Members Say

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    A. Dillon 02-04-15
    A. Dillon 02-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best books ever in the world"

    Just finished it is super awesome and amazing lot of details I like books with details you should read to find out the journey of Gregory the over lander

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    Sarah Freeman 02-02-15
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    "2nd best story the first is harry potter"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes because it has a excellent reader and an excellent story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Gregor got to reunite with his father


    Have you listened to any of Paul Boehmer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't but I may try to find things that is read by Paul boehmer's he is very similar to Jim dale who read Harry Potter. So I will try to find Paul boehmer' book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A man reunite with his father after 2 year 7 months and so many days. He would experience loss of friends and joy of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read the second book. I have already bought the other books. If it is good as the first then I will love them.

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    belinda 01-26-15
    belinda 01-26-15 Member Since 2011
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    "An exciting family read"

    My children and first read this series in the Summer of 2013.

    We have begun the series again.

    I hope to share it with grandchildren some day.

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    Karen Perkins 01-15-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Good story, strong performance"

    The narrator was good. The story was decent, but appeals best to young readers. I would recommend this book to friends.

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    Liz GA USA 04-01-14
    Liz GA USA 04-01-14
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    "A treat for the imagination"
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    This was definitely a breath of fresh air after the Book Thief. I think I needed to delve into my imagination as therapy after that, and this book definitely delivered. I found out about it on Goodreads and was shocked--I had loved the Hunger Games, but I had no idea that Collins had written anything else.

    This was an excellent pick for an audiobook as I could go about my household chores and errands in a whole different world. The Underland is engaging, the characters are believable, and the two-year-old is not as cumbersome as I thought she would be (although the voice the man reading the book gave her is a bit creepy!!). As a reviewer on Audible said, I never thought I, as a person with a lifelong hatred of them after growing up in Georgia, would empathize with giant cockroaches!

    If you're looking for a diversion into the land of imagination that's entertaining and engaging but not too heavy or demanding, this makes really good escapist reading (and I use escapist as a compliment here!). I've already purchased book two in the series. I want more!

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    Kris LEHIGH ACRES, FL, United States 11-28-13
    Kris LEHIGH ACRES, FL, United States 11-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story! Not crazy about narration."

    As much as I can't stand roaches, I didn't think I would be able to get past it and enjoy the book, but I did! They are quite lovable in this book :) A great story, with awesome characters, and wonderful twists and turns. Flows very well and is very easy to follow. The only thing I'm not crazy about is Paul Boehmer as a narrator. He is ok, I guess, but his voice for two year old Boots REALLY irks me unfortunately. He makes her sound like a creepy breathy old woman. Not even close to a two year old. And her "ge-go" is supposed to be the way she says 'Gregor' but he makes it sound like more of a strange sentence add on and doesn't pronounce it like a two year old would. But he does pretty good with the roaches, I guess. And as far as the other characters go, he pretty much just uses his own voice, not much difference in character. But I got used to it and still was able to enjoy the story :)

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    Ann 08-04-13
    Ann 08-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Suzanne Collins Is Great"
    Where does Gregor the Overlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of the best


    What other book might you compare Gregor the Overlander to and why?

    It is not like any other books i have read


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    it was good for the book, he was great for the people (and things) in the book.


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

    yes I listened to this book in a day or two and the others in the series shortly after


    Any additional comments?

    though it was the same author it was very different from the hunger games (great book too)

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    Mousie 08-01-13
    Mousie 08-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "IF you want to escape 1 world to another"
    What made the experience of listening to Gregor the Overlander the most enjoyable?

    I never lost interest or got bored.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gregor, for being so young and yet is matured so fast in every situation he is in. when it got difficult he was calm and logical.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    not sure.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the most greatest book i ever listen next to Harry Potter and the discovery of witches. i was interested and couldn't put it down. I just dreamed i was there. The ending i was sad, Will he ever go back to the one girl he loves from another world. Will he be a warrior in the overland as himself. It seems the overland is an ugly place to live. I would want to stand in the underland.... you must read....5 stars

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    Sherman Corbin Kentucky United States 07-31-13
    Sherman Corbin Kentucky United States 07-31-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Before the hunger games"
    Any additional comments?

    Before she wrote the hunger games Suzanne Collins wrote a series of five books call The Underland Chronicles they are worth a listen. They are good books and very entertaining

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    Bill Niles, IL, United States 07-14-13
    Bill Niles, IL, United States 07-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Series for the Whole Family"
    If you could sum up Gregor the Overlander in three words, what would they be?

    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.


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  • Jane
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    7/12/13
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    "Transfixing: We stood still to concentrate better."
    Would you listen to Gregor the Overlander again? Why?

    Yes my 9 year old daughter & I are about to re-listen confident that Gregor the Overlander will be sufficiently powerful to hold the attention of 3 teens on a 4 hour car journey!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gregor the Overlander?

    There are many memorable moments of tension & Gregor growing stronger in his self belief after each event. Escaping from the spiders was tense.


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

    Paul Boehmer's 'Boots' is noteworthy as he makes the child innocent strength convincing.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Gregor the Overlander, the Underlander's Champion.


    Any additional comments?

    As an adult listening to a child's book, I liked the development of the main character as a reluctant hero taking on the responsibility of others out of doing best for his sister: quite normal but in abnormal surroundings.

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  • Helen
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    "Children's book?"

    At first, I just thought this is a nice children's story but in the end I started to care about the characters more and I think I will listen to the second book. I am just not sure for which age this book would be something. Especially in the end I didn't think this would be a good story for children maybe young teenagers....

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