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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (456 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Hobbs Narrator: Charles Carroll Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Brady Steele watches in awe as a fireball comes crashing through the roof of his house. Brady immediately calls up his cousin, Quinn. They both love all things extreme, and this is the most extreme thing ever! Fred, as Brady names his space rock, turns out to be one of the rarest meteorites ever found. Professor Rip Ripley from the museum in Hill City wants to study a sliver of it in search of extraterrestrial bacteria. He's hoping to discover the first proof of life beyond Earth, a momentous breakthrough for the new science of astrobiology. During a week of extreme bicycling, fishing, and caving, Brady and Quinn battle their rivals, the notorious Carver boys, for possession of the meteorite. With each new day, Brady is discovering he’s able to do strange and wonderful feats that shouldn’t be possible. At the same time, he’s developing some frightening symptoms. Could he be infected with long-dormant microbes from space? Is Fred a prize or a menace? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Hobbs is in great form here, combining his love of the outdoors and extreme sports with the fantastic element of an invader from space…The sense of place is powerful, with bits of lore about the region making the reader feel immersed in the story and its setting, and the characterizations are especially strong in Brady and Quinn—two teens the reader really wants to know.”


  • “This book is exciting and a lot of fun. It is a must-read for those who love nature, the stars, and a challenge.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Something to tantalize nearly every boyish taste, this title is a great choice for reluctant readers.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This fast-moving tale by an author known for exciting survival stories…is full of sports action, from basketball to biking and fishing…The premise is intriguing and adventure fans will appreciate all the boys’ escapades.”


  • “Hobbs captures young teen dialogue well, and the characters are all easy to like in this solid adventure. Reluctant readers who’d rather be airborne than chair-bound will appreciate the two young boys’ penchant for pushing the envelope, and the postulations involving extremophile organisms is a neat twist with just a hint of science behind it.”


  • “With convincing, first-person narration, a fast pace and plenty of suspense, this is a welcome addition to Hobbs’s extremely reader-pleasing work.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 2/16/2014

    " This speedy read combines science fiction with extreme sports, telling of a boy who discovers that he has enhanced physical abilities after drooling on a space rock that crashed through his bedroom ceiling. The sci-fi element exists almost exclusively to support the sports element, so hardcore sci-fi fans might not find much to like in it, but viewed independently of the sci-fi genre, it's not too bad a read. Many of my students enjoyed reading it over the summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Daisy | 2/11/2014

    " I had to read it for english class and it was pretty good!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/4/2014

    " This is a good YA book about a boy in South Dakota who has a meteorite crash through his roof and through his bed, which fortunately he is not sleeping in at the time. It is a cute sci-fi novel for younger teens. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jenn | 2/3/2014

    " The only things about this book that I enjoyed... was that the main character named the meteorite FRED that crashed through his roof and went through his bed. Nearly killing him if it weren't for watching the skys that very night. "

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