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Publisher's Summary

Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times best-selling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor. Suzanne Collins is also the author of the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

Gregor is summoned back to the Underland by the terms of a second prophecy. Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring a World War to the Underland. Gregor eventually comes face to face with the Rat King, and to his surprise, he finds he is unable to kill this creature. His heart tells him he's making the right decision. Will it be a decision he lives to regret?

©2004 Suzanne Collins; (P)2005 Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Fans will not be disappointed with this exciting, action-packed sequel." (Booklist)

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Giant Cockroaches, Bats and Rats, Oh My!

What did you love best about Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane?

As the second book in this series the reader doesn't get bogged down with info from the first book but enough to follow the story. I love the fantasy land of the Underworld and Gregor's relationship with those who live there.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gregor was my favorite character because he would be brave but also remind you that he is still just a young teenager.

Which character – as performed by Paul Boehmer – was your favorite?

Gregor, but I loved how he performed Boots.

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

Yes, I couldn't stop listening to it. I had it on while cooking, cleaning and in bed!

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to hear the next book in the series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Very unexpected

Would you listen to Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane again? Why?

I would certainly listen to Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane again. I have to say that the first book didn't make me eager to know what would happen to Boots and Gregor, but since it was a Suzanne Collins book, I thought I might, and I don't regret it. This book is fool of twists, turns, and suspense. Now, this one made me eager to dive into the next one, and it made me cry at least 3 times.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane?

Spoiler alert: When all hope had been lost about Boots, despair took place. But the princess got brought back to the warrior.

What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I just loved his narration of Boots. So intense and real - just how little toddlers can be.

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

Yes, but I cried more than I laughed.

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Fantastic Book and Series

What made the experience of listening to Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane the most enjoyable?

I have enjoyed both the first and second Gregor the Overlander book with my 8.5 y/o daughter. The story is something both adults and children will enjoy. The story is captivating and moves quickly and leaves you curious for the next chapter and then book. Paul Boehmer does a fantastic job narrating.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane?

Well if I told you it would ruin the book for you.....

What does Paul Boehmer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Awesome job ++++++

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

yes

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Very interesting and never boring!

I loved the story. The narrator did very good work the different voices for the different characters, like the roaches and bats. This book does have disturbing moments, but it has action in every moment and never gets boring.

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Love the series!

Full of excitement and adventure! A story that captures any age. You will love it too!

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awesome

Great book. You should definitely read this book. I love the great twists. So good!!!

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Great series

This is a great series. Action, mystery, love it. Suzanne Collins has a great imagination, and Paul Boehmer does a eat job narrating.

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Great

Qualifies as a great book and fairy tale you are sad to hear it end.

Was completely pleased with the narrator and the book content.

Love this author and style of writing. This is quite different, but is a delightful change.

Never heard of Gregor or this series before, but now I am a convert. Excellent!

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A Great set of Books.

Would you consider the audio edition of Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane to be better than the print version?

I read the books and then got the audio versions for a car trip with my grandsons. They loved listening to this series, and even though I had already read them, so did I.

What did you like best about this story?

This series has great characters, is extremely imaginative, and keeps moving with a lot of action and adventure.

Any additional comments?

Very well read and a really fun story.

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Family is everything - not always the same species

If you could sum up Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane in three words, what would they be?

how a boy decides the right thing is to be merciful and kind

Who was your favorite character and why?

the girl rat with the nose; she cuddled with Gregor

Have you listened to any of Paul Boehmer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

nope

Any additional comments?

nice that the theme is NOT violence is the answer

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  • Helen
  • 01-18-14

Defenetly no childrens book

After the first book was good, I listened to this right away and was not disappointed. The Story was even better (more depth and suspenstion) and I am looking forward to the third part. But I don't understand how this could be called a childrens book? War, fighting, dead people (or animals)....