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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Josh Lacey Narrator: Toby Longworth Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tom Trelawney Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9780449010501
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“Only boring people get bored … Interesting people can always find something to be interested in.”

That’s what Tom Trelawney’s father says, anyway. Tom shouldn’t have been interested in playing with matches, but he was … bored. Now the shed is in ashes and strange Uncle Harvey is the only one willing to have him stay while his parents vacation.

Tom soon discovers Harvey is going to South America on a treasure hunt, and though nephews aren’t invited, he manages to tag along. Before it’s over he’ll drive a car, fire a gun, and run for his life. Tom realizes that life may be about following the rules, but survival may be about breaking them.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emyrose8 | 2/17/2014

    " 3.5 =pretty good story, a little far fetched "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/4/2014

    " Fun, James Bondish type of adventure story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 1/27/2014

    " The coincidences which lead Uncle Harvey and his nephew to a long lost treasure were just too much for me to swallow. That said, if I were 12 years old and looking for an adventure read, this would do the trick! A grand and exciting adventure which only lags some of the time. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 1/26/2014

    " If you're like me and went all nerd-girl over the Uncharted series for PS3, you'd love this book. Lots of action and suspense, and great on audio. Thanks, Ann P., for the recommendation! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/23/2014

    " The kids loved it. I had more ambivalent feelings. While it is an action-packed story with a little history thrown in I feel it lacking. It could have been a great book, but the writing was lacking and the characters were not very drawn out and I did not feel for them at all. Also it is fairly violent for a children's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mercy | 1/21/2014

    " Adventure, mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Graham | 1/12/2014

    " A very guy book and I really wanted to like it and it did have a fun plot, humor....but it seemed to smack of vague imperialistic tones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie Mohler | 1/10/2014

    " This was a good adventure story for kids- especially boys. A boy and his uncle go to South America to look for treasure. Kids will like it, but it wasn't my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/28/2013

    " Hunting for lost Spanish gold promises danger and fortune, but there is more danger and more fortune in play than troublemaking Tom Trelawney could ever dream of when he follows his uncle to Peru, looking for the lost Island of Thieves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alana | 12/19/2013

    " great action adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. George | 11/23/2013

    " kidna Young James Bond-ish wiht a splash of Stevenson's Kidnapped and a dash of the 39 steps. Good Brit adventure fun to teen dudes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 11/22/2013

    " Great adventure with a little bit of history (Sir Francis Drake) that could be a great series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Phelps | 11/1/2013

    " A thrilling adventure! Humor, intrigue, fun implausibility - this title has it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Olson | 10/28/2013

    " Good fast-paced book for boys age 9-12. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Soo Jin Kim | 9/12/2013

    " Fast, fun read with lots of adventure and some history. Reads like an action pack movie. Good for reluctant readers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/29/2013

    " I was hopeful that this would be an adventure story I could recommend to kids who like Anthony Horowitz's Stormbreaker; unfortunately, it is a very mediocre read. The characters are flat and the plot is not very convincing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Muzik_gurl | 4/4/2013

    " Like Indianna Jones, or National Treasure, but not as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S.e. | 12/6/2012

    " Good adventure/lost treasure story for kids. I think this will appeal to boys. Recommended for ages 9 to 12. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamarah | 9/21/2012

    " JF Lac "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 7/10/2012

    " One of the cover quotes described this fast-paced book as a cross between James Bond and Treasure Island--I wholeheartedly agree. It looks like the door is open for a sequel as well. Bravo! "

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About the Author
JOSH LACEY is the author of The Grk Series, Bearkeeper, the Misfitz Mysteries, and The Island of Thieves. He worked as a journalist, a screenwriter, and a teacher before writing his first book for children, A Dog Called Grk. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.
About the Narrator

Toby Longworth is well known for his voice work, including Lott Dod and Gragra in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. His television credits include an appearance on Nighty Night.