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The Mysterious Benedict Society Audiobook

The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Publisher's Summary

ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES?

Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.)

Only four children - Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance - succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it, they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden labyrinth of the school's underground tunnels is more than your average school supplies.

First time children's novelist Trenton Lee Stewart takes listeners on an adventure that puts friends, family, and foe to the test. Are you up to the challenge?

©2007 Trenton Lee Stewart; (P)2007 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Through its interesting characters, the book...tackles personal concerns: abandonment, family, loyalty, and facing one's fears....Stewart writes with such attention to the intricacies of plot and personality....Smart kids who like Blue Balliet's books are the natural audience for this; but, read aloud, the novel will attract many others as well." (Booklist)

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    I wish there was a sequel to this book. My kids absolutely loved it and had fun predicting what was going to happen next.

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    Amazon Customer Colorado USA 04-09-17
    Amazon Customer Colorado USA 04-09-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing story"

    Light hearted and intelligent, it reminds us that everyone has a place in the world, surrounded by a family who cares.

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    leana 03-20-17
    leana 03-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great book...even for adults"

    great book. listened to all within a week! well enjoy again with my children

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    Glasscholar 02-22-17
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    What made the experience of listening to The Mysterious Benedict Society the most enjoyable?

    What made the experience of listening to The Mysterious Benedict Society most enjoyable was the mood throughout the listening experience. The narrator was very good with the pauses, tone, and knowledge of the story, so bringing all that into account kept the students as well as myself entertained and engaged.


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    Amanda 02-07-17
    Amanda 02-07-17 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this book "

    this book made me think about how Important childhood is. My favorite character is Constance because despite her questionable personality she never ceased to amuse and astonish us . I love this book !😊

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    Tammie Parker 02-04-17
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    "Excellent :)"

    It took me just a moment to get used to the narrator's voice. He places his inflections in slightly odd placees, but I got used to it after about 5 minutes, and grew to find his warm, slightly gravelly voice to be perfect for this story. I'd read the book before, and so was already in love. I am happy to say that it is just as excellent as I recall. :)

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    Daniel M. Morris 01-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun frolicking action"

    My son and I enjoyed this book very much. The narrator took a little getting used to, but soon enough we were sucked in to this engaging story.

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    Junie J. 01-13-17
    Junie J. 01-13-17
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    "Enjoyable"

    This is a cute children's book. I love the narrators voice. Very well written and worth the purchase.

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    Rebecca C. 12-22-16
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    "Wonderfully read, fantastic adventure for whole family"

    I first read this book on my own a couple years ago on a plane ride and loved it! My children, ages 3.5, 5.5, and 7 loved the story. Del Roy is a perfect fit for reading this aloud.

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    John Eric Santistevan 12-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic!"

    my children and I all loved this story so much that we played it every spare moment we had!

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