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Publisher's Summary

Master storyteller David Baldacci is back with The Keeper, the follow-up to his instant number-one global best-selling and award-winning fantasy debut, The Finisher.

Vega Jane was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with danger and death. And she believed it - until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that everything she knew was a lie. Now just one thing stands between Vega Jane and freedom - the Quag. In order to leave Wormwood and discover the truth about her world, Vega and her best friend, Delph, must find a way to make it across a terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. But the Quag is worse than Vega Jane's darkest imagining. It's a living, breathing prison designed to keep enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in. The Quag will throw everything at Vega Jane. It will try to break her. It will try to kill her. And survival might come at a price not even Vega Jane is willing to pay.

Master storyteller David Baldacci unleashes a hurricane of action and adrenaline that takes listeners to the breaking point.

©2015 David Baldacci (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

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Looking forward to book 3

The Vega Jane books are a great new series from David Baldacci. Breaking from his usual thriller stories about bad ass heroes hunting government corruption and terrorists, David Baldacci has created a whole new world about a people called Wogs. The Wogs live in a mystical land where magic is real and monsters prowl. Vega Jane is our our heroine, her best friend Delph is a giant of a man, and her dog Harry 2 is loyal beyond measure. Together they must conquer the Quag, a mystical forest surrounding Wormwood. In this story we learn how the Quag came to be and why.

The book ended leaving me wanting more so I hope it doesn't take too long for book 3 to come out :)!

If you like fantasy books such as Lord of The Rings, Chronicles Of Narnia, and the movie The Village by M. Night Shyamalan then you will like this book!

Fiona Hardingham did a great job reading this fantasy tale and gave it a nice British flare.

Overall I enjoyed this story and will read book 3 but it was not quite as good at the first book in the series. I have high hopes for book 3 as David Baldacci is one of my all time favorite authors :)

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Why change readers?

Excellent book and well read, but it does not make sense to start a book in a series with 1 Reader and then switch to a new reader for the second book, especially when the book is written in first person from the perspective of the main character in the book. Vaga Jane was one person in the first book and almost someone else in the second book because the reader was different, thus the tone was different. This should never happen in a series!

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Need more Vega Jane!!!!!!

Clever. Interesting. I would like to know where Quinn is? I guess and hope there will be a third book!

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thrilling

i was on the edge of my seat! I could feel every ounce of excitement, fear, pain and sense of victory.

i hope they make this into a movie.

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Totally Hooked

Once I completed "The Finisher" I could not wait to get started on the in "The Keeper" series; though I had bought the paperback format, I encountered too many Interruptions to make good headway in the book so I bought the audiobook.
My enjoyment of the writing and the plot of the book, along with the convenience of the audio version made it very easy me to jump in and enjoy the book. "The Keeper" took me on a dangerous, fun, and interesting trip with Vega Jane and Delf. The added characters and twists along their paths kept me on edge and wondering what was next and how could they possibly overcome a particular conflict. I like to predict the next step, the next catastrophe, and the solutions and I was happily surprised when my predictions proved wrong. There is nothing more frustrating than knowing all of the twists and turns of a novel before you get through the book. I did not have that frustration with "The Keeper". There were enough surprises in the plot and solutions to stave away my worry about that frustration of knowing too much.
Once again I was delighted to see that there was another book in the series and I obtained "The Width of the World" before I was even half way through "The Keeper". I look forward to the pleasure of the next book.

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When is the next book coming out

I can not wait for the next book I loved it!
Nora Roberts you are so talented!

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So Glad I decided on book 2

I am so delighted that I did not stop at book 1. Changing the narrator gave this story and the main character a whole new personality. I absolutely loved it. What an incredible turn of events and evolution to the story. Definitely much better and the first book.

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Edge of your seat SUSPENSE

What made the experience of listening to The Keeper the most enjoyable?

Kept your interest and made you eager to complete the saga.

What did you like best about this story?

The journey through the quag.

Which character – as performed by Fiona Hardingham – was your favorite?

They were all good.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very anxious to "read" the third.

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A spellbinding adventure!

a little on the dark side but a super adventure none the less. great characters and wonderful continuation of book 1. terrifying creatures and strange beings encountered make,for excitement in every chapter!

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More! More! More!

Great story!!! Can not wait to follow the journey. So many paths can be taken!!!