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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1 | [Suzanne Collins]

Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1

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.
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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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    Matthew Belmont, NH, United States 07-30-10
    Matthew Belmont, NH, United States 07-30-10 Member Since 2007
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    "A Book for Kids"

    I was very unimpressed with this book and many of the interactions of the characters. I was really surprised because this is the author of The Hunger Games books, and those books are fantastic. I decided this book must have been written with younger readers in mind. Still, that being said, its very loose with its details and has lots of loose ends. I did not enjoy listening to it, but I think kids 10 or younger might.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David Santa Clara, CA, USA 09-13-08
    David Santa Clara, CA, USA 09-13-08
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    "It's just ok"

    I have to say that, as a fantasy, this book is okay. I could never get into it as well as I could get into other books but it is imaginative. It's not magical like "Elves of the Reaches" but the supernatural elements are there. It may be abit in the children's range rather than young adult however the performance may not keep a child's attention. I won't be listening to the rest of the series.

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    Vanessa sao pauloBrazil 01-08-10
    Vanessa sao pauloBrazil 01-08-10
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    "for kids...but the box is really good"

    If you can get over this one you will be rewarded.
    the tale starts to be really interesting, I really want Suzane to write a book 6 ...far in the future, maybe ten years, just to see how Gregor grows up.
    the narration is wonderful Paul Boehmer does a great job!!

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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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    "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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