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Gregor the Overlander Audiobook

Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it, until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Reluctantly, Gregor embarks on a dangerous adventure that will change both him and the Underland forever.

©2003 Suzanne Collins; (P)2005 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Collins introduces her young heroes Gregor and his little sister Boots into a wonderland....A fantastically engaging place." (Publishers Weekly)
"Collins creates a fascinating, vivid, highly original world and a superb story." (Booklist)

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    Dawnya 09-20-17
    Dawnya 09-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Family Favorite "

    My family travels a lot, and loves audio books. This series is great for families. We loved the story, and have listened to them on several occasions

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    Whitney Boone 07-09-17
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    "Great book"

    My family of 5 enjoyed this book on our summer vacation. I have a 13, 11 and 9 year old and we all loved it!

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    David Aynes 06-29-17
    David Aynes 06-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Super fun story for all ages"

    Loved this story & cant wait to start the next book. Reader was excellent!! Sharing w my 8 year old, too!

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    Jennifer K Baker 06-21-17
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    "easy nice read"

    this book may be more for tweens but I really enjoyed it as an adult. nice story!

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    Olive Mom 05-09-17
    Olive Mom 05-09-17
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    "A book of courage, sibling love, and fantasy"

    My kids and I listened to this on a road trip and rather than be aching to get out of the car, we couldn't wait to get back in after each stop and listen some more! Time flew by and so did the story, so we were sad to have it come to an end. I was impressed with the narrator/reader and think he really contributed to the experience. For those with younger children, be aware that this story has mention of deaths and some bloody moments (sword through a rats neck, slicing a spider in half, and rats "exploding on the rocks" after a fall, for example). These are not frequent and are briefly and succinctly described, but there nonetheless. The story kept us interested, moved quickly, and left us sitting in the car for several minutes after we arrived at our destination, with no one wanting to pause it and get out!

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    Amazon Customer 04-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I love this book, but..."

    I love the book and it's my favorite series. But the guy who narrates it (Paul Boehmer) sounds like a total perv. Its a real turn off to the whole story. I just HATE how he does Boots' voice. And it's Luxa. LUCK-ZA. Not LOOKSAH. omg

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    Amazon Customer 02-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "My daughter loves this book."

    Fun story that inspires us to be our better angels. The perfprmance is done well and easily allows you to imagine the scenes.

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    Michael 12-05-16
    Michael 12-05-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    Story is great. I will have my kids read when they are older. Should be a new franchise like Potter books. It's that good. I admit I was going to stop after a few chapters because the voice over wasn't to my liking. But glad I stuck with it and urge you to as well. It's nothing against the reader, but the inflections for the narration parts weren't to my liking. The voices were great though.

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    Kimberly Davis Seattle, WA United States 11-09-16
    Kimberly Davis Seattle, WA United States 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My son loved this book."

    we'll listen to the whole series. great for kids and adults. really enjoyed the reader.

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    D. Vieth 07-31-16
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    "Great Storytelling"

    Loved this one. Great Storytelling and Wonderful Narration. Can't wait to get started on the next one!

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  • Jane
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    7/12/13
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    "Transfixing: We stood still to concentrate better."
    Would you listen to Gregor the Overlander again? Why?

    Yes my 9 year old daughter & I are about to re-listen confident that Gregor the Overlander will be sufficiently powerful to hold the attention of 3 teens on a 4 hour car journey!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gregor the Overlander?

    There are many memorable moments of tension & Gregor growing stronger in his self belief after each event. Escaping from the spiders was tense.


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

    Paul Boehmer's 'Boots' is noteworthy as he makes the child innocent strength convincing.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Gregor the Overlander, the Underlander's Champion.


    Any additional comments?

    As an adult listening to a child's book, I liked the development of the main character as a reluctant hero taking on the responsibility of others out of doing best for his sister: quite normal but in abnormal surroundings.

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  • Anonymous
    6/9/17
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    "WONDERFUL!"

    my son's (11 & 8) often Sat in the car after getting home from school not being able to turn the story off (& I always continued listening without them after dropping them at school!)

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  • RBignell
    5/27/17
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    "Just couldnt get into it"

    Maybe it was the narrator or the subject matter but could not get into this book at all.

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  • Helen
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    "Children's book?"

    At first, I just thought this is a nice children's story but in the end I started to care about the characters more and I think I will listen to the second book. I am just not sure for which age this book would be something. Especially in the end I didn't think this would be a good story for children maybe young teenagers....

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