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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,297 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Obert Skye Narrator: E. B. Stevens Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Leven Thumps Series Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780743562010
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Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps lives a wretched life in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his life is about to change and his destiny be fulfilled as he learns about a secret gateway that bridges two worlds -- the real world and Foo, a place created at the beginning of time in the folds of the mind that makes it possible for mankind to dream and hope, aspire and imagine.

   

But Foo is in chaos, and three transplants from that dream world have been sent to retrieve Leven. Their mission: to convince Leven Thumps that he alone has the unique power to save Foo. Can Leven even find the gateway in time? Will belief overcome doubt? Will fate make up the difference?

This unabridged production performed by E.B. Stevens, using more than two dozen character voices, is a story about courage, destiny, and the power of believing one's self. Welcome to Foo!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Excellent…palpable excitement and suspense. Kids and adults will enjoy this charming tale of good and evil.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • Excellent...palpable excitement and suspense. Kids and adults will enjoy this charming tale of good and evil."
    -- Publishers Weekly
  • “A fizzy blend of high and low fantasy with a distinctly American sensibility…This recalls Michael Chabon’s Summerland for its mix of humor and terror, its splendidly unpredictable plot twists, and its intriguing vision of a reality that is wider than most of us suspect.” 

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 2/15/2014

    " This children's book is supposed to be a fantasy. I found it unbelievable. As a school media specialist, I read it to see what the children liked about it. It was very confusing to me. Perhaps I might have liked it better if I had known about the glossary and checked it as I was reading. I had to force myself to finish it. I won't read the other books in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ronna | 2/11/2014

    " It was very difficult to get through this book. There were some creative ideas but I felt it was poorly written and painfully slow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebekah | 2/3/2014

    " I don't know what to say about this book. I was really looking forward to reading it because of things that other people have said, and I enjoyed the first couple of chapters. However, the further the story developed, the more ridiculous and sloppy it became. There were a couple of good elements and parts of the story, but they were never executed well enough to make up for the rest of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilyz David Ziglinski | 1/23/2014

    " I was reminded of Tom Robbins while reading the Geth character and the crazy journey that the characters were on, and I love Tom Robbins. I know that fantasy-loving kids will like this series. "

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

    " This whole series is exactly what I want in books--funny, imaginative, and just a little bit unconventional. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric Bingham | 1/19/2014

    " Some young adult books can be read and appreciated by people of all ages. This was not one of those books. I would recommend it for youth that are between 3rd and 7th grades. It was a very clean book with a fun story line, but the writing just wasn't up to par. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trent | 1/14/2014

    " Not quite as 'page-turner' as Fablehaven, but nearly as inventive, and there are a LOT of funny moments and quotable one-liners. Good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeni | 1/13/2014

    " This was a very interesting and creative book. I enjoyed reading the descriptions of the various characters. The author has a very vivid imagination! I liked it, but after starting the second one, and not finishing, I would only rate it as "okay". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kylee McClellan | 1/6/2014

    " This was an entertaining series. It's written for a young audience but was still fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna | 12/29/2013

    " Loved it everyone has to read it. "

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

    " This was a great book. I read it thrice, twice by myself and once aloud with my friend. So much fun to read aloud. Strongly reccomended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B | 12/13/2013

    " Such a creative spin on magic...worth a read, for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 eli | 12/8/2013

    " I almost always enjoy a good hero journey. My niece was on the mark when she recommended this book to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wonderg | 11/27/2013

    " If you are 9 and under you might like them. My 9 year old neice picked them out for me for Christmas. They just didn't quite hit the mark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 11/23/2013

    " Clover is awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 11/17/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was so weird that it was entertaining! Most of my family did not like it but I thought that it deserved 4 stars. Enjoy the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xavier Driggs | 11/9/2013

    " it was a very good book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 8/30/2013

    " I did not like this book it was too slow and I am not going to read the rest of the series cause i did not even want to finish the first book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Allred | 4/30/2013

    " My son asked me to start reading this series because it is among his favorite and he wanted to be able to talk about it with me. IT was an enjoyable read and definitely a great book for 10 years old and up. I'm not in a big hurry to keep reading the series, but I will eventually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin Mangum | 4/18/2013

    " It is a great book it is so hard to put it down i just cant i read it everyday at school and when my teacher says put your books away its like no!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robandsuzie | 3/16/2013

    " Can't wait to start the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janaylari | 1/1/2013

    " An okayyy book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Celeste | 12/29/2012

    " I do not have time to finish this one. It is not a bad book, just there are so many others I would rather read right now. I'll probably finish it later when I have more time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kymi | 8/20/2012

    " this is about a boy a girl a sycophant and a twig tring to find who they really are and were they belong "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Sterzer | 3/7/2012

    " Pretty good book, didn't like it as much as I did Fablehaven, but I'm sure it will get better with the next few books. Still pretty interesting idea for a story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nuha | 9/30/2011

    " This is an amazing book!!! i read it after Harry Potter.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 9/14/2011

    " could. not. get. into this story. sad i bought the first three expecting i would like them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynossa | 5/20/2011

    " It's too Harry Potter wannabe but pale in comparison. Some parts quite enjoyable but the main character is difficult to like :( "

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

    " I started this one at the same time as Rick Riordan's book, "The Throne of Fire" and actually thought it was better. We'll see... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/10/2011

    " If you are into books like Fablehaven you will really enjoy this book. I was a little bored at first because I just wanted to know what was going on but I think all in all the author did a good job in writing it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 5/10/2011

    " It was good, and my favorite part was when the entire world was completley frozen. not as good as the others "

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

    " This is a book that gets passed around my kids at school often and I can see why. I love that Skye has created a character that can rise up from a hard life. I think this series has some real potential...besides who doesn't love to dream we all have a secret power waiting inside us? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paxson | 5/1/2011

    " man, I sat at the table for an hour to finish this book and he wrappes that up fast! the very end of it was super duper fast pace, i had to reread that last part, but trust me fantasy lovers you won't regret checking this book out! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimberly | 4/30/2011

    " a disappointing sequel with a drab, wandering plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah | 4/28/2011

    " Foo is a place where live Nits and
    Cogs, and every thing humanity can dream up. Obert sky did his best with this book, and he deserves nothing less than five BRIGHT AND GLEAMING STARS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 4/23/2011

    " Loved this book! It is fun and witty. Foo is a place filled with magic. Obert Skye is either a genius or crazy to have been able to cook up all these abnormalities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali | 4/22/2011

    " It was very intriguing... I never really knew what was coming next. I loved it! "

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