Michael Buckley is a New York Times best-selling author, having scored fans far and wide for his Sisters Grimm series and popular TV shows.
There’s no doubt about it: These kids are nerds. Awkward, unpopular, uncool as uncool can be—and yet, there’s something about these “nerds” that nobody else knows. These dweebs are actually superspies who use their dorky skills to battle the evil Hyena and other villainous baddies.
©2009 Michael Buckley (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.
My 11 year old son loved this book -- found it funny and engrossing. I think he listened to it in just a couple of sittings, and was begging for the sequel.
Johnny Heller is a fabulous narrator of kids' books. I've enjoyed listening to him on many titles.
I'm always looking for books that I will enjoy as much as my sons, and this was the only respect in which this one fell short. I enjoyed it enough (certainly not irritating in any way), but found my attention wandering. If you are only buying this for a teen or tween to listen to, then I would have no reservations.
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
I love the Sisters Grimm stories but this one isn't drawing me in like the others. Is it the latitude/longitude at each chapter? Is it the annoying sarcasm where the listener must do something to get clearance to go to the next section? I'm not really sure. Maybe I'm not nerdy enough.
My overall vote is EH. I'm not going on to the next book.
It is one of the best books my seven year old twins have listened to.
There are a few memorable parts but my son listened to it over again after listening to it once.
He has a good voice that is not annoying.
This a book that can be listened to over and over because it is so filled with adventure. My kids had me buy the next one.
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