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The Higher Institute of Villainous Education is in grave danger: Dr Nero, its leader, has been captured by the world's most ruthless security force. It's up to Otto to save him, but first he must escape Nero's sinister replacement and H.I.V.E. itself. Then Otto faces the ultimate challenge - to break into MI6. Something no villain has ever succeeded in doing...

The second thrilling story in the H.I.V.E. series from bestselling author Mark Walden.

©2008 Mark Walden (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Mrs D.
  • 04-27-15

Epic

The best narrator and book! I love it jack davenport is the best narrator in the world the best ever

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  • Ms Nicola C Harkness
  • 12-13-13

Fantastic Boys Action Literature

Would you listen to Escape Velocity again? Why?

Absolutely, this is the best one of the series. The author has really got into his stride.

What other book might you compare Escape Velocity to, and why?

We have also enjoyed the Artemis Fowl series and although not as witty, this is similarly great action.

Which character – as performed by Jack Davenport – was your favourite?

Tricky one, Hive Mind is excellent and Jack's 'Wing' is much better than the next reader's.

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

Great movement all the way to the action climax

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Helen
  • 11-17-17

Escape velocity

This book in my opinion is possibly the best book in the series Aldo with this book series you would have to read it in order in order to understand what happened I also like the different personalities and the ever action-packed story along with a brilliant narrator that adds personality to this book in my opinion this is a book that you could read over and over again

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  • madara
  • 08-20-17

loved it

I thought it was an awesome book but is it just me or did they never really clarify who number 1 was like who the human body was

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  • EC W
  • 02-05-17

Mysteries revealed

In some series you do not have to read the books in order. That is not the case with HIVE. If you haven't read any of the other books, you need to start in order because there are LOTS of plot points revealed in this book which were brewing in the other two.

Otto's peculiar skills are explained and he continues to work on them. My boys (aged 8 and 10) were jealous of his computer-like talents (very hand for IT lessons at school ...). Romance blossoms (a bit) and there are lots of frantic action sequences.

My favorite characterization has to be Diabalous Darkdoom; famous super villain, highly intelligent, handsome ... but with a really silly voice which sounds rather like poor, timid Nigel. It made me crack up every time he came on.

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  • Mrs Q
  • 01-06-16

Cool

Brilliant book and a great narrator. Thoroughly recommend this to tweens, teens and adults.
As an adult listening to this I can say I have very much enjoyed the ease of this story. That is not to say that there weren't a few surprises in the book. This series is defiantly worth getting.

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  • Martin
  • 06-21-12

Utter Rubbish

Not worth spending much time writing a detailed review or else I lose even more of my life. It was dire and so much so I could not get near the end. Tried hard but the trivial being presented as the spectacular was just to much

I would not listen to rest even if I was in solitary confinement for the rest of my life

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