Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI - which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging - Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park.
The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming?
Finn’s confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney’s beloved realm, and maybe more.
This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.
©2011 Ridley Pearson (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I loved knowing the Magic Kingdom. I felt like I was there again. I would recommend this book for all ages.
I think I'll just stick with the audio because braille, my version of print, is crazy expensive. So yes, I'd say it's much better.
Learning who the Overtakers were. They were exactly who I'd hoped they'd be, btw.
Main protagonist's creepy and very familiar sounding teacher. Not quite finished with the first book, but I have my suspicions about this guy. The narrator sounds like Jonathan Freeman when he does this guy's voice, so that's all I know for now.
They may have all failed going solo, but this time, their joining forces.
Brilliance Audio never disappoints. I haven't stumbled across the first book in a series that's captivated me this much since Harry Potter book 1 some years ago. You hit the ground running from page one, so to speak, and it's one massively exciting onslaught of familiar Disney heroes and villains from start to finish. I'm glad I've got 6 credits left because I know where they're going. Thanks for making the entire series available, Audible. I've never gotten to visit Disney World, so this is the next best thing. The author really did his homework. Now Audible, you guys should make some sort of deal with Disney and get Audible Frontiers to do the Pirates of The Caribbean: Jack Sparrow and Legends of The Brethren Court series.
At times the vocals were too quiet which made it hard for my daughter riding in the backseat to hear over the vehicle noise.
The ending left open questions. I guess the author was expecting this to be a series
I started reading this because my wife and boys liked the print version. It is definitely light listening. Don't expect the details to match the Disney parks exactly. In the same way that the technology is fictional, the author also takes liberties with the location.
Yes to the book no to the reader!
I enjoyed the book. I felt like I was in the park!
Yes. I can't wait until the 6th book is out!
read or listen to the all in order!
This book was great! It's definately a book I can have both my children listen to as well which is really important. They love audiobooks. It made me think about Disney World in a new light which is one of my favorite places to go on vacation. I can't wait to listen to the second book!
It is an interesting story because it is about a place the readers may have been and can see in their minds. It was well read with good voices.
It was a different type of book to others I have read.
I already got the second book in the series and liked it too. I am waiting on the third one now.
I think children about 10ish would like this book more, or anyone who really likes Disney.
I would recommend the book, but not this performance. It's an okay book,and there aren't any major problems with the writing.
The voices of many of the characters are really annoying. Amanda's voice is fine, but pretty much all of the other kids sound annoying, especially Dillard (I think that's his name.) Dillard sounds like he has a lisp, is always congested, and I think I could do a better job, and I'm female. Also, Aunt Jelly has the most stereotypical "old black lady" voice I've heard in a while.
The book was fine. I got what I paid for. It was very Disney. I recognized the rides they were talking about, which was cool.
Nope. The book is pretty decent, but I don't really like this performance. The voices are pretty bad, the wrong words are emphasized, and a lot of sentences sound like questions.
I'm a fan of Walt Disney and try to plan a trip there at least every year or two. This is a great story for any young adult (or old ones too) who like adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of the WDW attractions and the behind the scenes areas, even if some of them don't exist outside the story...as far as I know anyway... I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.
This book is so poorly written that I had to check repeatedly to verify that it was written by Ridley Pearson. I have enjoyed his work in the past, but I believe this effort (written primarily for children) was slapped together to earn a few quick bucks. It was billed as the next children's series to follow Harry Potter, but it comes nowhere near that. The plot is weak, the supporting detail is virtually non-existent, the character development is poor, and it fails to capture the interest of someone who really wanted to like it. To make matters worse, the narrator couldn't even bother to be interested in the story. His narration is a classic example of poor narration with emphasis on the wrong words, pauses in the wrong place, and voices of the individual characters that are merely cliches. Most notably poor is the Valley Girl voice of Charlene. I wanted very much to like this series because I have grandchildren that are Disney aficionados, and I was looking forward to interesting them in this series. I cannot, however, ever recommend this series to them or to anyone else. Please, I beg you, do not waste your time.
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