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Publisher's Summary

Alex Rider of Point Blank is back in another hair raising adventure. Although the 14-year-old has escaped great dangers and has twice saved the world, he now faces his most perilous foe. A Russian man with a huge grudge against the free world has a nuclear weapon and is threatening to use it. It’s up to Alex to stop him.

©2003 Anthony Horowitz (P)2003 Recorded Books

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Great book

I absolutely love this series by Anthony Horowitz, and the narration is amazing!! I highly recommend them all.

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Great Book with lots of plot twists

good book and the narrator was excellent, one of my favorite books in the series

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Narration needs a modern update

I've been rediscovering this series after not reading it since high school when they were new. The stories hold up but the narrator... he leaves a lot to be desired. He carries most adult characters well, but it's hard to feel like Alex himself is actually a teen sometimes. His foreign accents are atrocious: In "Skeleton Key", for example, I easily forgot what nationality the main villain was supposed to be because the accent was just all over the place. Like he thought Russia was somehow also in South America? Be prepared for some cringeworthy attempts at a Chinese accent as well. Then in "Eagle Strike", he used a French accent but the character says "Paris" and pronounces the hard "-is" at the end. Another problem with the narration is that the recording microphone works a little too well, and picks up every minute noise that comes from his mouth (swallowing, lip-licking, and other wet mouth sounds). I could hold hope for an updated series of audiobooks with a more modern narrator, preferably younger or younger-sounding. But the narration does not detract from the stories themselves, which have been as good as I remembered them. Perhaps my earbuds are the ones that work too well.

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Fun and Interesting Alex Rider Novel

I love and enjoyed reading and listening to the Alex Rider Novel Series by reading the books and listening to the audiobooks at the same time. Filled with and Full of Great Story, Action, Adventure, Suspense, Fun, and Excietment. Reading the action-adventure novel series Alex Rider makes me felt like I was watching and enioying an action-adventure films like Fast and Furious, xXx, 007 James Bond, Mission: Impossible, Kingsman, True Lies, and much more fun action-adventure films

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I loved the narrator. He made the story more interesting. The book is a really good. I highly recommend it for people who like action. And thriller.

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BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD

You need to get this book its the greatest book of all time must getb

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Very good and interesting

It was very interesting and cool to see what Alex does and to see how he gets out of the sticky situation is the

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Good book

If you could sum up Skeleton Key in three words, what would they be?

Good story

What other book might you compare Skeleton Key to and why?

Point blank because that was the previous book

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

Yes this one compares well

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

Yes I could not wait to hear what happened next