The adventure continues in these two original novellas - The Select and The Orphan - based on the epic series Seven Wonders....
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston....
After angering his father, Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy....
When the apocalypse comes and the monsters of Norse mythology invade the earth, Matt Thorsen and his friends must stand in for the long-dead Norse gods to save the world....
Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail....
Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better)....
Even though 13-year-old Marcus Kanenas is confined to a wheelchair, he sees himself as a survivor and a dreamer....
Like most normal people, Ben hadn't the faintest idea there was an Institute of Magic....
Do you have the courage, the wits, and the skill to claim a dragon's hoard? If so, apply within....
Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane....
In the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven, the dragons who have been kept at the dragon sanctuaries no longer consider them safe havens but prisons, and they want their freedom....
When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill: Each year all the 13-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted....
Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem: In a few months, he's going to die.
Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.
The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven't been seen in thousands of years.
Because they're hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The thrills begin in The Colossus Rises, the first installment in the epic seven-book adventure series Seven Wonders, from master storyteller and best-selling 39 Clues series author Peter Lerangis. The highly anticipated series has received early praise from Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series, who says, "A high-octane mix of modern adventure and ancient secrets, The Colossus Rises is Lerangis's most gripping work yet. Young readers will love this story. I can't wait to see what's next in the Seven Wonders series!"
Peter Lerangis's first book in the series has me looking forward to the following books. Jack and his three friends are likable characters. The plot was interesting with its plot twists and the interaction between the protagonists. The narrator did a fine job with this book. This should be liked by readers who enjoy the 39 clues books.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Audible reviews are pretty much crap, so see my Amazon review. I can't submit my full review here for some reason. Basically, this book has great potential and is a fun read, with mostly good narration, but suffers from convenient but unlikely plot devices, flat characters, and not enough realistic intelligence and rationality.
It's still worth checking out though, and convinced me to read the rest of the series.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I'm judging this for itself, and not for it's part in the series.
The main characters are believable and relatable. I can certainly understand Jack's lack of self confidence as the story progresses. I was a little disappointed that one of the four's return was so predicable, but I can't blame them for wanting to show a bit of physical proof of the power they were talking about. The either drip fed twists and shocking revelations expertly from beginning to end. I am looking forward to getting my hands on the next book soon.
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
For a young adult book the adventure and action was exciting; however, the performance of the audio book was beyond awful! Halfway through I couldn't take it any more and deleted it from my ipod. I picked up the book in hard copy from the library to finish the story. I would not purchase any titles by that narrator again.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
narrator was VERY distracting. the professor and allie's voice was sooooo.....
also, even though marco and jack are 13 year olds, that pitch was too highly exaggerated for male teenagers.
This is a really good YA book for any age and the performance and story are great even if it follows some of guideline YA tropes for the most part it's flows really well but there are times that the fact that this book was made for people younger than me and that sometimes takes away from the enjoyment however overall it's worth the read/listen
This was a very very very long story that had several moments to end and pick up in another book whew. Found myself wishing for characters to die just to end
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Where does Seven Wonders, Book 1: The Colossus Rises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Who was your favorite character and why?
Jack was smart and funny and was a true leader of the group.
What about Johnathan McClain’s performance did you like?
Great job - loved they way he changed his voice for each character.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
We laughed and the book left us hanging. Couldn't wait to start the second book.
Any additional comments?
My children loved this book. Everyday on the way to and from school they asked to listen to the book. It has been the quietest car ride we have had in months. Thank you Peter Lerangis for giving this mom something to look forward to each day.
My daughter is in 5th grade and this book is her book club's selection. She listened to this and immediately took out book two. She liked fable haven and seven kingdoms. This one isn't quite as enjoyable as those for her but she gives this 4 stars.
This book was the best I've ever listened to. It should be an award winner for best story. The story was action packed with excitement and a lot of family.