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.
"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)
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
Yes because it has a excellent reader and an excellent story.
That Gregor got to reunite with his father
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 :)
one of the best
It is not like any other books i have read
it was good for the book, he was great for the people (and things) in the book.
yes I listened to this book in a day or two and the others in the series shortly after
though it was the same author it was very different from the hunger games (great book too)
I never lost interest or got bored.
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.
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
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
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.
"Transfixing: We stood still to concentrate better."
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!
There are many memorable moments of tension & Gregor growing stronger in his self belief after each event. Escaping from the spiders was tense.
Paul Boehmer's 'Boots' is noteworthy as he makes the child innocent strength convincing.
Gregor the Overlander, the Underlander's Champion.
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.
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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