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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,661 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suzanne Collins Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Underland Chronicles Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9780307282637
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Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor. Suzanne Collins is also the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.

In the months since Gregor first encountered the strange Underland beneath New York City, he’s sworn he won’t ever go back. But when another prophecy, this time about an ominous white rat known as the Bane, calls for Gregor’s help, the Underlanders know the only way they can get his attention is through his little sister, Boots. Now Gregor’s quest reunites him with his bat, Ares, the rebellious princess Luxa, and new allies and sends them through the dangerous and deadly Waterway in search of the Bane. Then Gregor must face the possibility of his greatest loss yet, and make life and death choices that will determine the future of the Underland.

Suzanne Collins has created characters and a world that are capturing countless imaginations. This second installment of the Underland Chronicles is sure to win her even more enthusiastic fans. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Strange | 2/19/2014

    " I'm reading this series because it's by the author of Hunger Games, and it is engaging and gripping reading. The protagonist's only supposed to be eleven years old, but except for a bit of immature emoting and anger here and there, he could be older. The book's an engaging read for anyone who likes undemanding fantasy, and although it's aimed at upper elementary, it's good enough for adolescents and adults, too. Of course, giant sentient rats, giant but not very bright cockroaches and giant talking bats that bond to their more or less human riders all play their parts in these novels. These good and bad guys are aimed at younger folk, but I enjoy the characterization and conflict, as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AnnaMarie | 2/17/2014

    " I love this series. Great, great characters, interesting plot twists. I listened to the first two books so far on CD and they're fantastically done! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Onur | 2/16/2014

    " I really like this serie, but imagination was all in first book. This one is more like, "Ok, i imaginated them and now im using them in a second book" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 2/15/2014

    " Maybe not quite so good as the first, but still worth reading. It had some interesting plot twists. The end drove me crazy! Make sure you have the 3rd on nearby before you finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 2/12/2014

    " Great actions and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raelynn | 2/3/2014

    " I liked the first one so much I dashed to the library to pick up #2. Another great adventure in Underland. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 August Busch | 2/2/2014

    " If half stars were available I would actually rate this a 3.5. I find the Underland Chronicles interesting and enjoy Gregor's adventures. This book was good, even though I had a few issues with the characters. I felt 50 percent of the book dwelled on characters emotions and their reaction at the end of the first book. If you look pass the repetitive explainations and emotions, the book was entertaining. Clearly the issues I have with this one was not crucial because I plan on starting the third soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/21/2014

    " I think this is a great fantasy read. Love it! They need to make them into movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/20/2014

    " The part I am at is when they lose Photos Glow-Glow and Zap,they fight a lot and whine just for food. I liked this book because the bane is a baby! gregor thinks boots is dead. He found out she was not dead. he made it to christmas. :) :3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/18/2014

    " We enjoyed reading this second book as much as the first. A few more "scary" parts than the first, but fun, creative humor along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/6/2014

    " The oddest conglomeration of creatures can accomplish great things. The fantasy does seem realistic because some of our favorites die. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Clay | 12/27/2013

    " I'm addicted to Gregor! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Alexander | 12/26/2013

    " This one tracked at about 2 stars for much of the book but started to really catch its stride toward the end and finished fairly strong (relatively, of course). This is still just a mediocre series but, hey, my wife bought the set so I'll probably read the next one eventually. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/18/2013

    " Again this author does such a great job with complex issues. You care about characters that are bats, rats and cockroaches! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 12/4/2013

    " Second book in series and keeps the story going beautifully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 11/30/2013

    " Great second entry into the series - Gregor develops as the caregiver for the entire family, shows his heart and becomes the hero. Super quick reads, these books are fun, fast paced and good family fodder for those of us pre-reading for the kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 7/7/2013

    " An amazing series. A great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanita | 7/19/2012

    " Fun, easy read for younger folk. Great escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bells | 6/28/2012

    " I enjoyed this book too! Kept me interested in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 6/21/2012

    " I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robynne | 5/13/2012

    " Even better than the first!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Girlie Gonzales | 5/12/2012

    " The ending happened so fast. But still its beautifully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 5/3/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. A quick read, but I kept wanting to know what was going to happen. Plus, as with most series, I enjoyed the characters, especially Boots! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henry Martin | 3/23/2012

    " For me, this one was not as good as the first book, but that doesn't mean I did not enjoy it. It was a little bit more predictable, and the hint at future books was much more obvious - which is fine since it is series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Ford | 2/27/2012

    " After reading the first of this series for my children's lit class, I wanted to find out what happened next. The author did not disappoint me. I have already checked out the third book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 1/19/2012

    " This is a fascinating journey about six heroes who sail to capture a mischievous person called the Bane. This was one of my favorites! It's very funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dharsini Rangaswamy | 11/7/2011

    " Suzanne Collins is an amazing writer. This book was wonderful. Read this book if you like fantasy adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 9/5/2011

    " Solid second story in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/23/2011

    " A cool urban version of Alice in Wonderland. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pam | 5/22/2011

    " I quit this book. made it to Chapter 6 and was completely uninterested in it. sending it on to my nephew to read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 5/20/2011

    " This is a very interesting book about a world under our world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Redwallcrazy- Through God, I can do anything!! | 5/20/2011

    " I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I loved the characters and cried when even just an insect died! I was able to get into this book to where I felt I was really in the story. Very well done, I really enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/19/2011

    " One of the best books i have ever read . The series is Great too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 5/18/2011

    " I find this series has characters that are easier to connect to than some of her other series. Interesting setting, not the usual pretty fairy land of many stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaic | 5/17/2011

    " This book is a awesome underground story. When "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 5/17/2011

    " Interesting. Not thrilling and definitely not Hunger Games but still an interesting concept and a perfect quick read.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kennedy | 5/17/2011

    " I am not a fan of this book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/15/2011

    " This one took me a while to get into. Audrey and I are reading for our kids book club. Once I got into it, it was really enjoyable.I am hooked and want the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/15/2011

    " very good you need the imagination to read it or else it may seem dumb but other than that it's very eventful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 5/13/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into this book. I think the writing was odd and characters weren't that engaging and the storyline wasn't my favorite, but I'll probably keep reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 5/8/2011

    " Great kids book. Not as great as the hunger games, more tame. However, that's probably a good thing for kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 5/7/2011

    " Great middle reader book for kids that deals with themes found in The Hunger Games, but on a younger level of course. "

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About the Author
Author Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins first made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers. Her debut for slightly older readers, The Hunger Games, immediately became a New York Times bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It was called “addictive” by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly and “amazing” by Stephenie Meyer on her website and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2008 and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. It is now a major motion picture as well. The other two books in the trilogy, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, also enjoyed enormous success. In April 2010, Collins was named to the Time 100 list of “the world’s most influential people.” Collins has also had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writers Guild of America nomination in animation for cowriting the critically acclaimed Christmas special, Santa, Baby! She lives with her family in Connecticut.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.