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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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    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"
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    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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    Rachel Oceanside, CA, United States 06-27-13
    Rachel Oceanside, CA, United States 06-27-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Cute story for a kid"
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    I got this book because I was curious what Suzanne Collins' other books were like. This is a cute story, full of adventure from start to finish. Something a kid from age 8 to 13 would probably enjoy.

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    Mellissa Reno, nv 03-24-13
    Mellissa Reno, nv 03-24-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book for my family"
    If you could sum up Gregor the Overlander in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting. Enchanting. Adventurous.


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    Really got into the story. Made it entertaining for young listeners


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

    Yes


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    Claudia 02-20-13
    Claudia 02-20-13 Member Since 2016
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    "This series is a masterpiece for all ages!"
    Where does Gregor the Overlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If we count the whole series as one, it is definitely in the top 5!


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

    He did a brilliant job on all of them--I couldn't stop listening, and neither could the kids!


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

    I devoured the whole series, and was sad to finally reach the end.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for adults and for children--a great book to share and discuss!

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    Stephanie Running Springs, CA, United States 02-04-13
    Stephanie Running Springs, CA, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Completely Hooked!"
    If you could sum up Gregor the Overlander in three words, what would they be?

    Keep on listening!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gregor and his mature perspective for an eleven year old.


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    We found this series at the library and listened to the five book series at least three times over the past two years. Could easily listen to it again and decided we needed to own it!

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    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 02-03-13
    Gilmara Lima Mendes Piscataway, New Jersey 02-03-13 Member Since 2016

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

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    "This is not Hunger Games"
    Would you listen to Gregor the Overlander again? Why?

    I first looked for this book because of Suzanne Collins. I thought I would listen to something similar to the Hunger games, since most reviews point toward that direction. However, it is a completely different story, with a quest which includes people from different species and beliefs even, and I would listen to it again, but this is NOT similar to The Hunger Games.

    I love teen literature, and I feel most passionately about it, so I can say I liked this book very much. The story is envolving, engaging, but I didn't feel like when I read the Hunger Games. That sort of emotion you won't find with Gregor.

    You will find, though, sense of family, belonging, care, tenderness, struggle and lots of adventures lived by Gregor, an 11-year- old boy who misses his father, who has disappeared for more that two years, and also, by mistake "falls" into the underland with his two-year-old sister, gets to know amazing creatures and have unimaginable experiences.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Boots, The little embassador, who loved with no distiction and such sweetness, that is it impossible not to love her.


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    Surprizingly, he struck me most when performing Boots. If you can perform like a child so well, you can do anything.


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

    An amazing adventure through the underland.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book with an open heart and mind.

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    K. MacLaren Seattle, WA 12-26-12
    K. MacLaren Seattle, WA 12-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story for adults and kids"
    What did you love best about Gregor the Overlander?

    This is a compelling story and Gregor is a very likable main character. I read the books one after another and then got the audio book in hopes that my kids would listen on long car rides. They both like it, which is pretty amazing at 4 and 8. Because Gregor's little sister Boots is two, her periodic remarks are easy for kids to relate to, and add humor.


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

    This whole story is very memorable. The setting makes it interesting and the issues are timeless.


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    The narration was good. I often find it difficult initially to get used to the narration, because it's not what I am expecting, but it is actually perfect in that it does not get in the way of the story, it just delivers it. He does just enough changing of his voice for each character that it helps with the tracking.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book the whole family can enjoy. My husband is enjoying it as much as I did. I highly recommend it for family trips.

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    Devon Venice, FL, United States 11-05-12
    Devon Venice, FL, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A wonderful read for all ages!"
    If you could sum up Gregor the Overlander in three words, what would they be?

    Creative, engaging, and great storyline!


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

    Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel because of the journeys through different places, encounters with new and unusual things, and risking your life for someone else's cause


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

    Wonderful!


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

    Have you ever wondered what lived under your city? Gregor finds out through a journey to the underland.


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    Clarissa SAN DIEGO, California, United States 08-28-12
    Clarissa SAN DIEGO, California, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2013
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    "stick with it...you'll enjoy it after a bit"

    It was difficult to start because it sounded like it would be only appeal to junior high kids. But it turned out to be one of those teen books that adults can enjoy too. After the author introduces the characters and starts the main part of the story, it becomes very entertaining. Also, the books get better as you go on in the series because there is more drama. There is humor in this book; it isn't nearly as dark as the Hunger Games.

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