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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (262 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pierdomenico Baccalario Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Century Quartet Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780307745774
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In the second installment of the Century Quartet, Italian author P. D. Baccalario continues the mystery that will take four cities and four extraordinary kids to solve.

Four kids. A wooden top. And four postcards with secret instructions.

New York City, March 15
Another mysterious artifact reunites Harvey from New York, Elettra from Rome, Mistral from Paris, and Sheng from Shanghai in their attempt to save the world. When they meet people who knew Alfred Van Der Berger, the murdered professor who sent them on their quest in Rome, they realize that the challenge is far from over. And when they discover a series of four postcards written in code years ago by the professor himself, their destiny becomes even clearer.

The cards send the kids all over New York City, through old libraries and abandoned tunnels, in search of the Star of Stone, an ancient object fundamentally connected to the earth. But a new set of villains, predators of Manhattan nightlife, will do anything to stop them....


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casy Lafrau | 4/18/2013

    " An amazing second to the first of the "Century" series. It kept me on my toes the whole time wondering what the clues meant and how high speed chases were going to turn out. As said before just an amazing job on Mr. Baccalario's part just overall a must read for all adventure/mystery lovers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/11/2013

    " This so far is the best book EVER!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/3/2013

    " Loved the shout out to the Ulysses Moore series :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolina | 10/30/2012

    " Excellent mystery, love the history. The reason I give it four stars was because it lacked God to the nth-degree. In fact, if you the words a bit, the book it perfect :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Whitney | 5/22/2012

    " The kids loved this book, loved the characters, loved the plot, and the outcome. Independent readers need to be about a 4th grade level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Solomon | 5/16/2012

    " this book reminded me of chasing vermere for the reason that it uses the same mysterious elements. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 1/16/2012

    " 4 kids are on a race to solve age old mysteries to save the world. This the second book in the Century series is set in New York city. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danie P. | 6/26/2011

    " Second in the Century Quartet series I felt there was much more action and intrigue in this book. The four children meet again in NYC to look for the next clue in understanding how the professor's tops and map work, why they were all chosen and what the Star of Stone is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 4/20/2011

    " More predictable than the last one. I have a really hard time believing that the main characters are 12. They should be much older, like mid- to late-teens. I'm in love with Ermete though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 1/11/2011

    " It was very interesting compared to the first book. well they were bothe interesting. The four kids find themselves facing another hard mysteries while getting a bit sidetract. if you like this book i would recomend the uyless moore series by the same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 12/2/2010

    " Great sequel to The Ring of Fire! Just got the third book, and I'm already having fun with the mystery. This is the perfect series for kids who like to follow clues and figure out the whole mystery! Reminds me of 39 Clues and National Treasure. Lots of fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylynn | 9/21/2010

    " I really liked this book and how the story sifts itself together It was different following the boy Harvey Miller as the main character, but thoroughly enjoyed the ride and twist of the story. All in all definitely a book I would recommend. "

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About the Author
Pierdomenico Baccalario was born in Acqui Terme, a beautiful little town in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. He grew up in the middle of the woods with his three dogs and his black bicycle.
About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.