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

Everyone has been trying to keep Gregor from seeing the final prophecy, The Prophecy of Time. It calls for the warrior's death, that warrior being Gregor, of course. Now, an army of rats is quickly approaching and Gregor's mom and little sister Boots are still in Regalia. The entire existence of the Underland is in Gregor's hands and time is running out. There is a code that must be cracked, a new princess to contend with Gregor's burgeoning dark side, and a war designed to end all wars.

In this suspenseful final installment in the acclaimed Underland Chronicles, Suzanne Collins unfolds the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor the Overlander, in a manner that can only be described as masterful.

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They kissed. They parted. Fantasy meets Reality.

Would you consider the audio edition of Gregor and the Code of Claw to be better than the print version?

With multiple listenings of the audio, I have not felt the need to read the print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ripred impressed me with his insights, honesty and devotion. He was Gregor's mentor, a reality check for the Regalian royalty, the hope of the rats even when they did not know it, and the one person who could handle prophecy as it ought to be.

What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

Paul Boehmer gave enough vocal distinction to make most characters seem differentiated and real. I especially liked Boots, Mrs. Cormaci and Ripred. His style and diction made the story easy to listen to, which I did several times.

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

I was moved to breathe a sigh of relief when Luxa refused to come above ground and the rock was replaced. Luxa, tender and loving at moments, also revealed herself to be a young Solovet. And if the royal-commoner divide does not doom a relationship with Gregor, her warrior predisposition and ability to stand by and watch him die in quicksand certainly are not good omens. Gregor needs Mrs. Cormaci's healing touch much more than he needs Luxa's hand. Fantasy meets reality.

Any additional comments?

Not many sword and sorcery fantasy books paint a picture of battle as realistic as Collins has here. Gregor spends more time in the hospital than in battle, and ends the book needing much healing. The children in the story, though, seem a wee bit older than their stated ages, and I think the story has a lot to offer readers/listeners a wee bit beyond Gregor's thirteen.

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A cure for my hunger games hunger!

Where does Gregor and the Code of Claw rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I was prepared to be disappointed in this book because the Hunger Games series was just so darn good. How could Suzanne Collins possibly have had a whole series published before the phenomenon, that I'd never heard of, that was good?? Well, this was excellent and had me hooked in under a minute.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gregor and the Code of Claw?

When the crawlers spoke for the first time with their unique syntax and cadence! "Princess you be, princess!"

Any additional comments?

I am addicted! I've read the whole series. Love, love, love!

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A teenager no more

Where does Gregor and the Code of Claw rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is a great book, probably in the top 10, but not the top 5.

What other book might you compare Gregor and the Code of Claw to and why?

Suzanne Collins has a pattern. She makes her beloved characters suffer a lot, and she always kills someone dear to him / her in the end, which might suck for people who like happy endings. And also, her characters suffer extreme poverty and hunger, but they are loyal and true to what they believe.

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

Yes, to all of Gregor's stories. Paul Boehmer is a great narrator, although he made some slips with some of the minor characters by changing some of their voices.

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

Yes, because I wanted to know the end of the saga.

Any additional comments?

Although I've read some comments saying these books might seem like the Harry Potter ones, they DO NOT! There is the similarity of extreme suffering, but Suzanne Collins shows political concepts and ideals in her books which are not seen in the Harry Potter ones. <br/>I think they are worth reading, and if you read Gregor you will have lots of adventures, and you'll even llok at bugs differently, but do not read them if you are expecting something similar to Harry Potter or The Hunger Games. Gregor brings a different story. Pleasant and adventures. I recommend it.

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  • Karla
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I loved the entire Gregor series

Where does Gregor and the Code of Claw rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm not sure which of the Gregor series books I like the best. They were all very entertaining. I have enjoyed this series better than any other audible books so far.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Lucsa's character because she was so powerful and brave.

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

He was very animated in his voice changes, which helped make the characters more real.

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

Well, no, although I looked forward to my car trips because I new I'd be entertained!

Any additional comments?

All age groups will love these books, but some young teens might need a little guidance.

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Best series

the series was completely binge worthy. myself and my husband both listened and read these books at the same time in a matter of weeks. we couldn't wait to talk to each other about it and we really hope she decides write more

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sorry it's over

the kind of series that makes you anxious for the next book and sad when it's over.

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can'tt believe it's over

loved it beginning to end. a pleasure to enjoy with my girls. I would love to revisit and find out what happens next. it's wide open

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Fantastic Book!!

This entire series is amazing! Makes my work commute so much easier! Love this series!

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AWESOME!!!

This book was amazing i finally got to read it with the audiobook i recommended it to every one

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Not for a 9 year old

I bought this series to listen to with my 9 year old girl, but although I like it very much and may recommend it for her in 2 or 3 years, I thought it was too violent for her.

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  • 06-21-15

Addictive

Loved these stories, utterly enjoyable, great characters and narrator
Was not ready for it to end