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Three children find adventure in a lost underground world, where an evil woman turns children into thieves, and underground armies engage in battles for dominance.

©2001 William Graham (P)2015 William Graham

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Wonderful story of adventure in your own backyard

Does your town have some odd history? Are there any strange disappearances? Weird occurrences? This town has some really weird things happening. Houses collapsing, various parts of the houses going missing. Weird legends of a group that lives underground. What happens when a couple of kids try and find out the truth? Listen and find out. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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young adults would love losing themselves in

Danny Boyle is a twelve-year-old adventurer with an imagination that knows no bounds.  His uncle reveals some of his hometowns secrets – a group of people banished, houses falling into huge sink holes and more!  Together with his best friend, Chip and Danny’s younger sister, Melinda the three trudge up to the caves and set out to find the banished people.

From there the adventure begins!  They solve the mystery of the sink holes swallowing up houses, must fight a huge water creature that lurks beneath the black waters and escape from the Underlands!  Held prisoner they must find a way to get back topside and reunite with their family.  The Underlands are different and unpredictable so the children must be smart!

A delightful child’s book that is entertaining and whimsical.  A well written story that is neither rushed nor slow.  William Graham, author, does an excellent job of choosing words that are vivid and rich in imagery and that also invoke the listeners imagination as well.  Characters are fully developed and engaging.

The narrator, Beth Bostic did an excellent job with the voices and projecting the emotions appropriate for the action.  Bostic spoke clearly and confidently, gifted as a narrator she furthered the engagement of the listeners with the characters and story.  I enjoyed her reading very much and look forward to hearing more from her.

This is a story that most pre-teens and young adults would love losing themselves in.

There were no issues with production of this book, it was clear.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author.

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Sweet

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Danny Boyle, accompanied by his friend and his sister, is a twelve year old adventurer, investigating the houses that are disappearing. This was a really sweet novel, with brilliant interaction between Danny and his sister Melinda. It really captured the sibling rivalry and love and I really liked that.

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A must buy

I was gifted this audio ARC for a honest and unbiased review from the author/narrator.
William Graham has outdid himself once again. Any preteen would love to listen to this book. A well written story with well chosen words that are rich and also vivid that invoke The listener's imagination.
Beth Bostic did an excellent job with the voices and spoke clearly and confidently.
This is another must for YA

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Danny Boyle and the Underland

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Because I read the second book first, I would recommend this book, The second book was more for a younger audience than this The slight, brief violence with the Mother was more extreme than I would feel comfortable sharing with little ears.

If you’ve listened to books by William Graham before, how does this one compare?

The second book in the series is my favorite of the two. This book had shocking moments. But I loved the relationship between the three young friends.
I think William Graham is a wonderful children's author, but was this book meant for MG?
The narrator was excellent.
I'm enjoying the new, unexplored realms Mr. Graham spins. This is not an "underworld" book, but a real 'normal' world under our own. Unlike Jules Verne's version, yet unlike mythical beings.
I like how his books stand apart from the same stories bombarding the shelves.

Which scene was your favorite?

Several, mostly centered around Melinda. When she was outspoken and said, "I don't have to do anything I don't want to. You aren't the boss of me!" How many of us have heard that? I loved it!

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

When out defiant Melinda shared her belief her brother would find and rescue her. Sibling rivalry rivals not the devotion between the two.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Enchanting Experience!

This was our first experience with an Audible book and my 11yr old and I really enjoyed it!
Great narration!