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The 39 Clues, Book 1: The Maze of Bones | [Rick Riordan]

The 39 Clues, Book 1: The Maze of Bones

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away...or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue - and begin a very dangerous race.
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Publisher's Summary

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world, in the form of 39 Clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away...or get the first Clue? If you're Amy and Dan Cahill, you take the Clue - and begin a very dangerous race.

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©2008 Rick Riordan; (P)2008 Scholastic Inc.

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    MJ dunedin, New Zealand 08-09-12
    MJ dunedin, New Zealand 08-09-12
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    "We are hooked!"

    This is a great listen on a long journey. Appeals to young and old. My daughter (9) and myself listened to this yesterday driving from Dunedin to Te Anau - I now have to get the next book for the return journey!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SnowBall11 08-09-12
    SnowBall11 08-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book for the family!"
    If you could sum up The 39 Clues, Book 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Fun for Family!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All. Each person has a special story and motive.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Read the series. The audio books are just as fun. The voices are different than I imagined, but good. Great story for a road trip across the country. My husband and tween daughter also enjoyed it. We downloaded the next 3 as we went. Now we listen to the others as we make the long drive to soccer practices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MrBoobo Bethpage, NY, United States 01-05-12
    MrBoobo Bethpage, NY, United States 01-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Shocked"

    I am shocked how much I enjoyed this book. Historically I have not been a fan of Rick Riordan. So when I was going through my list of titles I didn't expect much when I got to this one. But it is short so I thought I could get through fast.

    While it is not as good as Harry Potter or Artemis Fowl it was still a very enjoyable story. I felt the plot moved fast and never really got bogged down. I also enjoyed the way all the characters interacted with each other, even the cat has personalty.

    The narrator does a very good job of expressing emotions and giving each character a distinct voice. He really made the listen enjoyable.

    Now I find that I am really looking forward to book 2. I am extra curious about how the changes in authors for the series will impact the style. I am happy that the narrator stays consistent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Faifield, Australia 12-26-11
    Kathy Faifield, Australia 12-26-11
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    "Dissapointed at clifhanger ending"
    Would you try another book from Rick Riordan and/or David Pittu?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the reading is excellent, but was very upset to find the book just stops, it doesn't end. Even though it is a series, each book should be able to be read in isolation, it's not a TV series after all! Will not be going back for more.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Very cross! There was no ending.


    What about David Pittu’s performance did you like?

    His reading was excellent as was his interpretation of the characters. Really made it come to life.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story was fun and the reading very colourful.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jackee Goovigen, Australia 02-05-11
    Jackee Goovigen, Australia 02-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Fantasic"

    I downloaded this for my 13 year old daughter and she loved it. She can't wait to listen to the next one.
    David Pittu was a great narrator. YOU MUST LISTEN!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mi-Ran Yong In, Gyungi-Do, Korea (South) 10-11-10
    Mi-Ran Yong In, Gyungi-Do, Korea (South) 10-11-10
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    "Not Bad but Not Good"

    I have expected this book to be exciting and fun just as much as the Percy Jackson series and the Kane Chronicles. However, it seems that I was wrong. I am not saying that this book is that bad, but it's just that it's not a book that can be compared to Rick Riordan's other books. This is not thrilling and also not exciting . However, I really liked the idea of the characters, finding out the clues by following Benjamin Franklin.
    If you really want to listen to an audio book that you would not regret, I recommend you the Kane Chronicles and the Warrior Cats.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Philip Pensacola, FL, USA 09-26-08
    Philip Pensacola, FL, USA 09-26-08 Member Since 2007
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    "THIS is going to be H U G E"

    This is the first of a group of books for young adults that is using ALL available media sources to play a game. Socialistic wisely chose Rick Riodan to start this project. Rick Riodan is known for the Percy Jackson books (young adults) and for his Tres Navarre mystery (adult) books.

    The plain is for Kids to read the books, go on line assume a family, and search for clues to solve the 39 clues.

    I must say I am having a ball..

    I am trying hard to keep up with my son, and must say he is winning. For now

    Get this and have some fun too.

    15 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    tameka r collins 08-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "loving audio"

    I have the book series but hearing the story brought to life was just awesome!

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    Amy Farwell 06-27-15
    Amy Farwell 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "We were in Boston and started this on a trip"

    Even my eight year old liked it! Made the trip to Legoland so much better and traffic was tolerable with a fun book to listen to! Riordan makes great characters and writes much like James Patterson in that the action is fast-paced and hooks you!

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    Robyn 02-06-15
    Robyn 02-06-15 Member Since 2011
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    A good book good thing n stuff pritty good ya. Great marvalis excellent
    G o o d :) l o l



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