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3.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lian Tanner Narrator: Claudia Black Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Keepers Trilogy Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9780307710826
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Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day. When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him … Museum of Thieves is a thrilling tale of destiny and danger, and of a courageous girl who has never been allowed to grow up—until now. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trine | 1/14/2014

    " This is a good little book. Interesting and imaginative. Once I started reading it every time I set the book down, I couldn't wait to pick it back up again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindi | 12/12/2013

    " Well, I listened all the way to the end, but I don't know -- it didn't really engage me. I found the behavior of too many of the characters to be unrealistic and inconsistent, and I didn't like the good-guy, bad-guy set up. There were no shades of gray. It's a kids' book, I hear you say. Yes, and so is The Amulet of Samarkand, and Wishing for Tomorrow, and Jacqueline Woodson's Feathers. Good writing for children includes room for ambiguity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha Ong | 11/25/2013

    " it took me a long time to let me think what its about, because its very deep english!but its cool!(ps, i will never live in a city like that!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 11/4/2013

    " A fun adventure story with lots of great characters set on an interesting premise: a world where generations of parents have weakened the race by overprotecting their kids. I highly recommend it for an enjoyable, engaging read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 10/30/2013

    " I was a bit disappointed that the museum couldn't protect itself more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin. K. | 10/13/2013

    " Amazingly written and in a world that may turn out to be modern societies future. Goldie is the girl every girl wants to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 8/13/2013

    " started slow but then picked up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 6/17/2013

    " oh my gosh this is the best book i have ever discovered! I loved every minute of it and now i'm on the second one and just love it already! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 5/29/2013

    " Great new series! The themes of overprotecting children and what happens to over-coddled kids is quite funny. . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ticklish Owl | 5/17/2013

    " If you liked this book, you might also enjoy Un Lun Dun or The City of Ember. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/7/2013

    " First book in a new series-will definitely be reading book two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney Caldwell | 11/4/2012

    " I loved this book, loved the mystery in the museum! Can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 11/1/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book . I love fantasies that have lessons I can apply to real life. From the story of little Goldie in the city of Jewel, I learn the danger of a community trying to play it too safe with their children, and the value of listening to that little voice in the back of your head. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeeves | 5/5/2012

    " it was really good. i think that, that could happen if parents get to protective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/12/2011

    " I loved this childrens book. It is fun, exciting and teaches a great lesson. I will definitely contine reading the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Siena | 5/20/2011

    " This was a very good novel! I loved the setting and I thought it worked really well with the characters. The characters are very easy to understand and are very likable (accept for a few). Over all, this was a very good book. Except for the fact that the main character's name was Goldie... "

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

    " It is so good!! The main character is Goldie!! And she is so tired of being tied, the bless guardians and THE PUNISHMENT CHAINS
    READ IT!!!!
    Sara? "

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

    " I enjoyed this clean, interesting book. It was a quick read - listened to it in the car while traveling with the kids. I liked the characters. Excited to see what happens nex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/1/2011

    " AMAZING audio book. Fantasy. Story was good but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 4/10/2011

    " After a yawner of a start, finished with a great ending. Lots of world building. "I absolutely loved it, Mom. You HAVE TO read this," said my 10-year-old dd. It wasn't bad, but it brought home the fact that I don't enjoy middle-grade novels as much as YA novels. "

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

    " Excellent book and beginning of trilogy. Thought-provoking and a good story. Fun! "

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

    " Another book written last year that I have to wait for the sequel! It was pretty intriguing. A little bit of a WWII allegory, but also unique "

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

    " Slow to start bit had the potential to get better as the series continues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/28/2011

    " To me, it was reminiscent of Pullman's His Dark Materials. Really enjoyed - great character development, good moving plot. I listened to this, and the audio version was spectacular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brynn | 3/7/2011

    " One of a dozen new chapter books coming to the elementary library for the second half of the year. A fun sci-fi/fantasy mix. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristie | 2/27/2011

    " It was a clean, interesting read. Involves a girl and boy as main characters, so anyone should find it interesting. It was a quick read, nothing astounding about it, but definitely imaginative. "

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About the Author
Author Lian Tanner

Lian Tanner is a children’s author and playwright. She has worked as a teacher in Australia and Papua New Guinea, as well as a tourist bus driver, a freelance journalist, a juggler, a community arts worker, an editor, and a professional actor. It took her a while to realize that all of these jobs were really just preparation for being a writer. Nowadays she lives by the beach in southern Tasmania, with a small tabby cat and lots of friendly neighborhood dogs.