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Download Happenstance Found: Books of Umber, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Happenstance Found: Books of Umber, Book 1 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by P. W. Catanese
3.00125786163522 out of 53.00125786163522 out of 53.00125786163522 out of 53.00125786163522 out of 53.00125786163522 out of 5 3.00 (1,590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. W. Catanese Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Acclaimed author P. W. Catanese presents Happenstance Found, the first in the rollicking Books of Umber fantasy series. Happenstance, a boy with unusual green eyes, awakens with no memories. Falling in with the adventurer Lord Umber and his band of misfits, this boy with many uncanny gifts soon discovers that he may be the strangest one of all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 07harleyd | 2/17/2014

    " it was fun, adventures, funny, and cool how hapinstance could do cool thing like be able to see in the dark, jump really high, and to feel what is going to happen to someone "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 2/15/2014

    " Cannot wait for the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/10/2014

    " I thought this was a fun story. Umber cracks me up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 2/7/2014

    " Happenstane is a boy with no memory but with special abilities (never sleeps, special eyes, foresees things). He joins a group of adventurers and discovers himself little by little. Great characters and good story. I like the way the story is linked to our world as well - good twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 2/4/2014

    " This book was amazing! I wasn't expecting it too be very good, in fact, for a while after I got it, I regretted getting it. But then I actually read it and I'm pleased to say that I was surprised about how good it was and how much i enjoyed it! I've read books that I thought were like it before, (like the Beyonders) and didn't really enjoy them, but the Books of Umber somehow had a fresh spin. The characters were so well-formed also! I fell in love with them all (even Lady Truden) and am looking forward to reading more about them! But my favorite was actually the main character, Happenstance. For one, his name is awesome. Secondly, he's just the perfect, well-developed hero, one that you can really understand and relate too! I can't wait to read the next books! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 1/22/2014

    " I had this book confused with the books of ember. Jeez, people, good book but think up some new names "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby Turner | 1/19/2014

    " I loved this book! Great story, very original "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Herta | 1/10/2014

    " This book was pretty good. There is a lot of fantasy, like the Merlots and the leviathan, which I usually don't like but it was all brought together nicely "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/8/2014

    " lots of adventure and magic to appeal to the page-turner crowd; not particularly well-crafted but a good enough story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 1/5/2014

    " Extremely good and original. loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 12/16/2013

    " This wonderful book needs more readers. My class loved it and is looking forward to the next installment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Braden Bell | 12/13/2013

    " Really intriguing story, well written and engaging. Loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paty | 11/21/2013

    " Another Bluebonnet book that I just could not get through. For some reason the pace was rather slow. Got up to about page 60, put it down, and did not want to pick it up again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Sly | 3/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and am kind of sad that it is only a trilogy, I am secretly hoping the author changes his mind and makes the series go longer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Blouch | 1/4/2012

    " Wonderful "first" in a series. I can't wait to find out exactly what Happenstance is and why he is supposed to aid Lord Umber. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Unknown | 12/8/2011

    " This book is awesome! I picked it up and I read it cover to cover. Read this! This is the best book I have ever read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 11/13/2011

    " Wow! a very innovative fantasy book. The first in a series and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book. I will book talk this to the 5th and 6th graders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 11/13/2011

    " My friend recommended this book to me after reading it out loud to her 2 boys who loved it. I thought it was a fun read. There was a good sense of mystery about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodney Ross | 9/18/2011

    " very interesting, clever concepts, will read the next in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Sonnen | 9/15/2011

    " Read this in 24 hrs., keeps your interest. Not a lot of resolution since this is the first book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 6/22/2011

    " AMAZING!! The best book I have read in a long time! XD Full of guessing and predicting throughout the entire thing, questions and thoughts popping up and of course a definate page turner wondering what will happen to Hap. I'm ready for book two! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 tami | 5/31/2011

    " I am reading books my son wants to read. He would probably enjoy this series down the road. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/23/2011

    " An unusual new fantasy with unusual characters and fast moving plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 3/14/2011

    " One of my students at school was reading this and I decided to give it a once over. It was really good for a Juvenile Fiction book. This is book one of three so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ami | 3/11/2011

    " Fun story that I picked up at the library on a whim. I had a hard time putting it down and read until after 1 in the morning. A good book about friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 3/9/2011

    " Wonderful story! I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I was quickly absorbed in the story. Looking forward to reading the 2nd book in the series!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelene | 3/4/2011

    " I loved the points it raised in the last chapter. When does technology move from good to evil. Do more and better ways to communicate mean more and better ways to spread hate and intolerance? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/17/2011

    " Boy who awakens with no memories is found by Lord Umber. Umber is from "Our time" The boy with no memory is the key to saving a dying Earth "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/14/2011

    " Good solid Fantasy. Leaves unanswered questions for the second book, but answers enough to keep you interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/9/2011

    " wonderful book. 1st bluebonnet book I've read for the new year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 2/1/2011

    " Fun story. I'm interested to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/9/2010

    " LOVED This book... such an entertaining plot, great characters "

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About the Author

P.W. Catanese was born in New York and grew up in Connecticut, where he currently lives with his wife and three children. When he’s not writing books, he draws cartoons and works for an advertising agency.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.