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)
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I would recommend this audiobook to a friend as it is a well done story of a boy and his little sister in another world. I enjoyed both the story and its reading.
The interaction between Gregor and his little sister, Boots.
Mr. Boehmer read the book very well. He brought life to everyone and everything in the story.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the book, as it is written for children.
I will be purchasing the other titles in this series. I really enjoyed both the story and how the reader performed it.
I work in sales for a cellphone company and so obviously love technology. I couldn't function without my Audible apps on my phones!!
I bought this series hoping it would be like the Hunger Games in some way. It's not at all. It's an okay story, definetly geared towards a much younger person. I think young boys especially would enjoy it.
Wonderful, well written (and well narrated) story! Lots of adventure and fantastic development of characters...I actually got teary eyed when an insect (one of the main chartacters) died!
I had no idea what to expect from this book. I had heard good things about it but as it was written with a younger audience in mind I was not sure what I was getting.
How very pleased I was to discover a wonderfully written and narrated book.
The author has created wonderful rich characters that are all quite different from other books.
The setting of the "Overland" & "Underland" are very interesting and descriptions of the land, it's creatures and characters are very interesting.
Paul Boehmer is a wonderful narrator, his reading style is very well paced and he makes the characters come alive using wonderful voices and accents for all of them making it easy to follow who is speaking and what is going on.
I loved the relationship between Gregor and his little sister, I was quite sad for them hearing their back story, but the way he looks after Boots is just so wonderful and heartwarming.
Little Boots is such a wonderful character, she is so very well written and my favourite character in the whole book, she is the cause of most of my laughter throughout.
It was lucky I was alone while listening to most of it as I was laughing out loud in more than 1 place, this was due to both the writing and the narrating, some of the characters are just so loveable and others just so interesting.
I now look forward to listening to the 2nd book with impatience.
This was an enjoyable book. The characters were interesting. The narrators performance was also well done.
Better than the printed version, but the Narrator does a really bad impersonation for boots, it got quite annoying....
I would recommend it to young friends...
Not impersonate Boots!!!
I liked the book enough to continue the series. It's not brain surgery, just a interesting story about choices one makes in difficult situations. Good for young adults and adults willing to enjoy a good story.
The saying a that all storied are recycled rings true here. I'm sure if I knew my mythology better, there would be the story of a a child who has to journey to a strange world to rescue their parent.
That said, it is certainly not a copy and the book is imaginative, gripping, action packed, and even funny. I listened with my 9 yo son, and he immediately asked for the next one. It took him a bit to get into it, but once he did, he finished it in 2 days.
As an adult, my only complaints are the didactic tone and the obvious leading-to-a-sequel ending.
It took me a while to get into the book, but eventually I came to love the characters and really fell in love with Gregor. He is such an endearing child who rose to the occasion to save the Underland! I have now downloaded the rest of the series and cannot wait to listen to them as well.
The book is pretty slow. Takes till like chapter 11 for anything to really happen. But I hear the next book is much better. So if it is, the first one isn't too bad.
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