Masterminds

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 542 ratings

Masterminds Publisher's Summary

Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured, and everyone has a pool and a tree house. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The 30 kids who live there never lie--they know it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places.

Eli has never left Serenity. Why would he ever want to? Then one day he bikes to the edge of the city limits, and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal, crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one--least of all their own parents....

This is the first book in a thrilling new series from best-selling (noncriminal) mastermind Gordon Korman.

©2015 Gordon Korman (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Masterminds

    • By: Gordon Korman
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo, Kelly Jean Badgley, Tarah Consoli
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured, and everyone has a pool and a tree house. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The 30 kids who live there never lie--they know it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places. Then one day Eli bikes to the edge of the city limits, and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, some narration needs work

    • By DMC on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Masterminds

    • By: Gordon Korman
    • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo, Kelly Jean Badgley, Tarah Consoli, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured, and everyone has a pool and a treehouse. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else in Serenity. The 30 kids who live there never lie - they know it's a short leap from lying to the awful problems of other less fortunate places.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Review on Masterminds

    • By Anthea on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $27.37

  • Book 2

    • Criminal Destiny

    • Masterminds, Book 2
    • By: Gordon Korman
    • Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo, Tarah Consoli, Kelly Jean Badgley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    The clones of Project Osiris are free - but they're being hunted.... After their narrow escape from their "perfect" hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars - are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome sauce!

    • By sherri winston on 02-10-16

    Regular price: $22.81

  • Book 3

    • Masterminds: Payback

    • By: Gordon Korman
    • Narrated by: Ramon de Ocampo, Tarah Consoli, Kelly Jean Badgley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    The thrilling finale to the New York Times best-selling Masterminds series from middle grade star author Gordon Korman. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and James Patterson. After a serious betrayal from one of their former friends, the clones of Project Osiris are on the run again. Now separated into pairs, Eli and Tori and Amber and Malik are fighting to survive in the real world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun escapade

    • By Go and Do on 12-25-17

    Regular price: $21.67