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The Mysterious Benedict Society Audiobook

The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Publisher's Summary

ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES?

Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.)

Only four children - Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance - succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it, they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden labyrinth of the school's underground tunnels is more than your average school supplies.

First time children's novelist Trenton Lee Stewart takes listeners on an adventure that puts friends, family, and foe to the test. Are you up to the challenge?

©2007 Trenton Lee Stewart; (P)2007 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Through its interesting characters, the book...tackles personal concerns: abandonment, family, loyalty, and facing one's fears....Stewart writes with such attention to the intricacies of plot and personality....Smart kids who like Blue Balliet's books are the natural audience for this; but, read aloud, the novel will attract many others as well." (Booklist)

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    Beth D 08-08-16
    Beth D 08-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Mysterious Benedict Society"

    my 8yo grandson loved listening to this book. This story made us both laugh as well as cry happy tears. hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.

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    Olivia Rohde Cleveland 07-08-16
    Olivia Rohde Cleveland 07-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The perfect adventure, even for a college student."
    What made the experience of listening to The Mysterious Benedict Society the most enjoyable?

    The plot! It is perfect for kids, and even better for adults. It's true to its characters and will keep you guessing. There wasn't a single thing about the story that I didn't enjoy.


    What other book might you compare The Mysterious Benedict Society to and why?

    It's a less fantasy than Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, but holds the same depth and wonder while adding an extra layer of mystery.


    Which character – as performed by Del Roy – was your favorite?

    Constance Contraire as performed by Del Roy was hilarious. It's great to hear an older man portray a young girl full of gumption and defiance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hearing both Reynie and Sticky's fears resonated with me greatly. They're young children, but have old souls, and it's interesting to think that even "adult" fears can be shared by those who are younger than you.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book

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    Gertrude 07-08-16
    Gertrude 07-08-16
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    "Unique and surprising"

    This book has a very unique plot. It also is brimming with surprises and keeps a high level of suspense. Easy to follow and a good length. I really recommend it for anybody who likes a mystery and wants something new.

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    Rebecca St. Romain 07-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very much recommended"

    This is an amazing book , one of my favorites . The only problem was that the book has 39 chapters so it was pretty difficult to find my spot after reading a little, but besides for that I love it!

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    MelP Colorado 07-01-16
    MelP Colorado 07-01-16 Member Since 2016

    Mom Of 3

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    "Trip worthy"

    Great book! It kept seniors, adults and a 10 year old and 2 8 year old boys engaged for nearly 1200 miles!

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    Some guy on the web Los Angeles, CA, United States 06-22-16
    Some guy on the web Los Angeles, CA, United States 06-22-16 Member Since 2016

    eclectic dilettante

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    "wonderful fun for all ages. Inspires heroism."

    Children faced with extraordinary struggles behave with bravery, teamwork, loyalty, love and a passion for truth.

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    anna murphy 04-22-16
    anna murphy 04-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Really like this book"
    What did you love best about The Mysterious Benedict Society?

    Love the story line


    What did you like best about this story?

    in this story children are just small adults, as it should be


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

    on the edge of my seat


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    LLPRESCHOOL 04-09-16
    LLPRESCHOOL 04-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my Favorites"

    I love this book. Very clever. 😄👌 Definitely a second time read --- and it was!!!

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    A. J WILSON USA 04-05-16
    A. J WILSON USA 04-05-16 Member Since 2015

    Ali W.

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    "IT WAS GREAT"

    It was the best book I read and I read a lot of book.I love it so much.

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    Remedios A. Vargas 04-03-16
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    "Amazing series!"

    I love this story and the rest of the series. Fabulous storyline . Highly recommended.😄

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