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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (293 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Felice Holman Narrator: Neil Patrick Harris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9780307737861
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Desperate, driven, harassed to the breaking point, Slake decides to go underground — into the sheltering depths of the New York City Subway where he ends up staying for one hundred and twenty-one days. This is the story about survival, and about a 13-year-old misfit’s attempts to find footing in a hostile and threatening world.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Taylor Mayes | 2/7/2014

    " i had to read it for school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Wood | 2/3/2014

    " teen. social adversity. facing life. take it or leave it "

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

    " I read this book in the 80's so my impressions of it are from when I was about eleven or twelve years old. But I absolutely loved it! I thought it was both exciting and sad. One part of me wants to read it again and the other part doesn't; I don't want to destroy the good memory I have of it. But then again: I might still love it... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 1/23/2014

    " If you like to read about a creepy kid whose best friend is a disgusting subway rat, by all means, go ahead. "

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

    " My most vivid recollection of this book is Slake making 100% profit selling abandoned newspapers. It was my capitalist coming-of-age at eleven. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jobiska (Cindy) | 1/21/2014

    " Harsh, but interesting. "

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

    " Another audiobook read by Neil Patrick Harris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bick | 1/11/2014

    " A tale of a boy finding self-agency within the tunnels of the NYC subway system. It was okay, but nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/9/2014

    " Liked the writing, loved Neil Patrick Harris' narration, wished I could have listened to longer chunks of it at a time (because I think I would have liked it better that way). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adem Kolenovic | 1/7/2014

    " he lived in the train station for 3 months "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/1/2014

    " I originally read this in middle school. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 T | 12/28/2013

    " slow, barely anythig to think about, seems like a waste of a book to put on a school reading list. Too juvenile for jr high. not enough moral, although there is some possible discussion, butnot enough to justify it. completely clean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lexi | 12/12/2013

    " I remembered loving this book as a kid, but figured that it wouldn't be as good now that I actually live in the city and ride the subways every day... No, turns out it's still a great book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keith | 12/11/2013

    " If asked which one of these 'forced reading' books I might read a second time, I might choose "The Cay" over this. Again my impressions of this are from way back in 7th grade, so they're not too strong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 6/28/2013

    " Another book I read in the fourth grade. Wow. It's like Catcher in the Rye but for disadvantaged kids. He has no parents, lives in the subway and mixes ketch-up and sugar together to survive. And yes, has trust issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delia | 3/15/2013

    " I read this in elementary school. It was one of my favorite books of the school year, a great book for the age it is written for. I will be getting a copy for my kids to read when they are old enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 1/1/2013

    " I loved this book. I thought it was really cute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Toledo | 12/18/2012

    " It was an interesting book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Freely | 11/2/2012

    " I read this when I was a teenager and it has stuck with me all these years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 nicole | 10/23/2012

    " this book was a joke. i was hoping he would get hit by a subway car while living there, but it was only a fond dream. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mr. Lopez 7a | 7/8/2012

    " I read this in 5th grade. Took me away from my ordinary life and transported me to an exciting story about a runaway hiding in the NYC subway system. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie Suzanne | 7/5/2012

    " I disliked the style of narration, couldn't relate to the character, and thought the ending was super cheesy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alaska | 7/3/2012

    " 1970's NYC! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 10/10/2011

    " a strange story but I like that it's YA but lacks angst or anger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 7/12/2011

    " Very different than other young adult books i have read, loved the writing style, very touching, and a quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia | 5/30/2011

    " I've read this 3 years ago, and still don't understand what the plot is about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/8/2011

    " It was an interesting book to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 T | 10/6/2010

    " slow, barely anythig to think about, seems like a waste of a book to put on a school reading list. Too juvenile for jr high. not enough moral, although there is some possible discussion, butnot enough to justify it. completely clean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Libby | 12/14/2009

    " A '70s YA book that ages rather well. In some ways, it reminded me of "The Inventions of Hugh Cabret"...boy surviving on his own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adem | 11/13/2009

    " he lived in the train station for 3 months "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 6/15/2009

    " Liked the writing, loved Neil Patrick Harris' narration, wished I could have listened to longer chunks of it at a time (because I think I would have liked it better that way). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 11/22/2008

    " teen. social adversity. facing life. take it or leave it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keith | 11/12/2008

    " If asked which one of these 'forced reading' books I might read a second time, I might choose "The Cay" over this. Again my impressions of this are from way back in 7th grade, so they're not too strong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 5/7/2008

    " I loved this book. I thought it was really cute. "

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About the Narrator

Neil Patrick Harris is an award-winning actor with roles in television, film, and on stage. His television roles have earned him Primetime Emmy Awards, Young Artist Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His breakout television role was as the star of Doogie Howser, MD, and he has acted in dozens of television movies and series since then, most recently as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. He has had roles in three Broadway shows as well as in regional productions in Los Angeles, San Diego, and New York. His film credits include Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks and won an AudioFile Earphones Award.