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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,886 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garth Nix Narrator: Allan Corduner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Keys to the Kingdom Series Release Date: July 2003 ISBN: 9780807216583
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Strange things begin happening after Arthur Pengaligon dreams of a strange figure who hands him a key shaped like a minute hand. A winged man-dog tries to invade his house. A sleeping sickness falls over the city. And then there's the weird new house that only Arthur can see. . .

Before long, Arthur realizes he's stumbled into a strange new universe of moving staircases and gigantic clocks – and it's up to him to set things right in a literal race against time.

Full of adventure and mystery, Mister Monday is the first book of seven in the Keys to the Kingdom series.


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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Helgren | 2/20/2014

    " right now i am on page 175 when Arther had met the Will and Suzy. They almost got completly squashed when a elavator suddenly stopped! They are also getting chased by man eating dogs wearing coats and bowler hats. AWKWARD!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 2/19/2014

    " 3.5 stars. Maybe I'll see how the rest of the series goes, but I'm not anxious to continue it right now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Allison | 2/17/2014

    " Ugh. I tried so hard to read this since it kept popping up on my friends' feeds. It was just too boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal Grandt | 2/16/2014

    " I love books that are hard to explain to other people. This is one of those! "

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

    " This book was pure joy. The characters were strong, and the mythology was compelling. I love the strong Victorian influence seen in the denizens of the House. The thematic elements, overall, were just amazing. The hero undergoes a dramatic transformation following very closely the lines of the traditional hero's quest. I love that it begins with the hero undergoing symbolic death and journeying to the underworld, then concludes with him bringing back hidden wisdom and power. The only critique I could offer is that the main character eventually shows far too much discernment for his age, but it's almost completely covered for between his background and the unusual circumstances he finds himself in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LeAnn | 2/3/2014

    " Recommended to me by someone in my class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan Mathews | 2/1/2014

    " A rough start and shaky phrasings get this story going into what eventually turns out to be a pretty decent story. Garth Nix's writing style still remains too meta for a third person children's book, at least for my taste. That is to say, I enjoy meta-fiction, but I don't enjoy reading a story that has random metaphors that doesn't add to the plot. His techniques aren't well defined until half-way through the story when the plot starts to flow. Even then, some chapters seem forced. It's as if Mr. Nix has an idea for a story, made an outline, and filled in the blanks loosely. I'm still trying to figure out how Mr. Nix received awards for his writing prowess. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marya | 1/21/2014

    " I couldn't get past the first couple of chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/19/2014

    " The "action" portion of the story seemed a little lengthy. I can see middle school boys really enjoying this story. I listened to the cd version of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/15/2014

    " This book had me scratching my head at first, but I kept at it. It is a different kind of fantasy---Garth Nix made up a whole new kind of world with his own rules, but the characters grow on you and the whole series improves as you go through it. At least I thought so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hallie | 1/4/2014

    " While my academic focus lies in young adult fiction, this was too young even for me. The story, while dark and creative, wraps ups too quickly and I find I don't have any desire to read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kezia *Mrs Dean Winchester* | 12/12/2013

    " I am really into fantasy books like this. this is a good young aduld fantasy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jade Cress | 11/23/2013

    " Pretty good for a young adult series. Nix doesn't draw me in quite like he does with the Abhorsen series, but it isn't bad and keeps me good company while I'm driving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendappa | 10/24/2013

    " An overall enjoyable book. There's nothing about it that's particularly striking and the characters, while nice, are nothing to rave about (though I do confess a fondness for Monday's Dusk, who unfortunately has too little showtime to be more rounded), but it's still a worthwhile couple of hours. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 9/18/2013

    " I just thought this was one of the best starts to a series ever. The idea of a world run by entities as represented by days of week and minions whose personalities were based on time of day... brilliant. Monday's Dusk is one of my all-time fave characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nov13670 Nov13670 | 9/12/2013

    " It was great. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 7/9/2013

    " Odd but interesting book. Parts were a bit complex as I believe they were setting the stage for the rest of the series, but the deeper meanings weren't hidden all that deep. I really liked it, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy-lee | 7/6/2013

    " FINALLY read the book Sandra recommended TWO YEARS ago. It's been on my coffee table all that time!! But was good, as she said. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 1/8/2013

    " Read this a few years ago on a car ride home from Kansas and I read it in about 5 hours, it was that good. Really captivating plot line and really fun to watch Aurthur's progress through the kingdom. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 11/4/2012

    " I love good teen novels. At the very beginning of this one I wasn't too impressed (and a little confused) but I read on until it haunted me to come back and finish it. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 3/2/2012

    " its a great first book to the series read in one day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 1/29/2012

    " Had to hang on to my hat to keep up with what was happening. Very fanciful, but very fun. Quite adventurous and unique. Enjoyed the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie-jean | 12/12/2011

    " Good book. Interesting new world that feeds the imagination "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 10/6/2011

    " Pretty good but weird "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/8/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this, and I especially like the fact that each day is corrupt and evil!!!! I think this is a series that I will finish reading... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 5/4/2011

    " Fantasy, The Phantom Tollbooth-esque. It was cute, and I liked it, but not incredible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jilane | 5/3/2011

    " When I started this series, it was such an interesting concept. I really liked it. But as I got further and further into the series, it wasn't so good. But I had to finish it to see how it ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frankie | 4/27/2011

    " This was soooo very interesting! Thanks to MissThink, I found Mr. Nix. This was an awesome, intriguing, genuinely unique read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/25/2011

    " Pretty good writing and a clever, thematic plot. I plan on reading the whole series because I know there is something Literary (notice the capital "L") here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 4/21/2011

    " 3.5 stars. Maybe I'll see how the rest of the series goes, but I'm not anxious to continue it right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/12/2011

    " I wasn't thrilled with the book. An asthmatic kid trying to save the world. I was ready to like it, but it just didn't suck me in like I was hoping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/6/2011

    " I didn't like it as much as Abhorsen, but it definitely holds it's own. Good series for Jr. High. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 3/31/2011

    " This is a really good book. It's also a really good series to read. The library only has the first 5 out of 7 books though so that kind of annoys me... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erik | 3/27/2011

    " Strange, yet fantastic. Nix is amazing at fusing literary elements with fantasy overtones. I'm reading the series start to finish as of Saturday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 3/26/2011

    " My daughter suggested this book, and i really enjoyed it. It's really cool fantasy, possibly sci fi? At first it's very confusing, but has lots of interesting twists and action. It's part of a 7 book series, and i've already requested the rest. Lots of fun, and a quick read. "

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