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4.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 54.12 out of 5 4.12 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Carman Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Atherton Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545164566
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The third book and final chapter in an epic fantasy sequence from New York Times bestselling author Patrick Carman

FORMAT: 6 CDs, Unagridged
NARRATOR: Jonathan Davis

After journeying to an unfamiliar land where air is nearly unbreathable and light stings like shards of glass, Edgar must navigate the deadly forests--full of creatures far more frightening than anything he has seen on Atherton--and join the child workforce of Silo #7, the site where Dr. Harding (the mad maker of Atherton) was raised. In the final thrilling chapter of this epic triology, we meet an engaging new cast of characters and Dr. Harding's ultimate plan comes together in an incredibly satisfying conclusion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this final installment in this dystopian trilogy, Edgar scales Atherton’s underbelly to reach its long-forgotten docking station…Once again, Carman’s introduction provides background information and character biographies for readers unfamiliar with the series. He successfully incorporates similar information throughout the novel.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evelyn | 2/14/2014

    " I loved the first Atherton book. The second was also very good. This one, though well-written as usual, failed to capture my interest. Perhaps it was because of the "green team" that showed up later in the book, Aggie in particular - the introduction of a romantic interest for Edgar did not come out of nowhere, but it was rather abrupt. Actually, Aggie in particular ruined parts of the book: strong female characters are good, but we already had one, and a much more likeable one, in Isabel. The ending was so idealistic that it nearly sickened me (though that is due to personal preference) and overall the book was a mediocre end to an otherwise stellar series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantal | 2/1/2014

    " omg these were my harry potter, along with carman's land of elyon series. wonderful, whimsical, imaginative books, this one being the epic conclusion every 9-12 adventure series should have. i recommend in most to people of those age because really there's nothing like reading books like these at that age for the first time, and then growing up rereading (and reliving) that experience over and over again. nothing to say except the cliche thank you for my childhood, i suppose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 1/6/2014

    " Strange..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/6/2014

    " Although I wasn't terribly moved to read this final book in the trilogy, it turned out to be the most compelling of the series. The conecption of the story is revealed, and it was as unexpected by me as by the main character. I really enjoyed this conclusion to the Atherton series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/30/2013

    " I loved this book because it took a broken world and fixed it. I hope that we would never need a Dr. Harding to save the earth but it all starts now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler Black | 12/20/2013

    " A perfect ending for one of the greatest book series I have ever read so far. If you like dystopian novels like the maze runner you will probably find this book quite a thrill to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 h | 12/14/2013

    " The House of Power Rivers of Fire "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serene Heiner | 12/11/2013

    " The last book in the series. I enjoyed reading them. Not an overly amazing series but fun just the same. There were enough odd things and twists in the story I was constantly surprised and wasn't very good and figuring out exactly how things would happen. So, ya. I enjoyed them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ziyan | 12/5/2013

    " This book was great!I really liked it because first of all Edgar goes back to the dark planet where he was made.Then the second thing was that there were lots of new characters and the adventure never stops.I really want Patrick Carmen to make a 4th book to this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew J | 11/27/2013

    " Um, it seems pretty grim right now, but im not finished with it yet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/24/2013

    " its so cool how the dragon and the spike pods work 2gethr 2 cure Earth. goobal warming man, not cool "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 9/26/2013

    " its a Very good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 8/30/2013

    " This book was really scary... but incredibly awesome. Carman did spectacular on this, the final Atherton book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle Monda | 8/23/2013

    " Interesting concept, though it gets very sci-fi in this book compared to the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 2/22/2013

    " What a great ending for another great series! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ethan | 9/7/2012

    " This book puts a nice end to the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Caffrey | 8/28/2012

    " Wow, this is the greatest way to end the series. Fantastic adventure and great message! Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 7/8/2012

    " Satisfactory end to this trilogy, with a few surprises and some cool creatures and gizmos. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 6/27/2012

    " I liked this one least of all. It was a little too fantastical for me but there was lots of redemption which I'm a sucker for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa B | 6/8/2012

    " Very satisfying ending to the fantastic tales of the world of Atherton, created by mad scientist Max Harding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 11/8/2011

    " Both agree that "it was as good as the first two novels in the series". Joe says it was a good ending to the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Klymene | 5/4/2011

    " The only reason it has a star is because I loved the science of the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 4/24/2011

    " Interesting concept, though it gets very sci-fi in this book compared to the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ziyan | 3/22/2011

    " This book was great!I really liked it because first of all Edgar goes back to the dark planet where he was made.Then the second thing was that there were lots of new characters and the adventure never stops.I really want Patrick Carmen to make a 4th book to this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cooper | 12/27/2010

    " best in the series but worthless if you read it first "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/22/2010

    " Wow, this is the greatest way to end the series. Fantastic adventure and great message! Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Porter | 10/18/2010

    " haha, silly me. I found this book in a bookstore on St. Thomas, and could not resist picking it up due to the awesome cover art. it wasent until after I read it I realized it was the 3rd in a sieries. :(
    but it is still a great book and I plan on reading the first 2. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 10/7/2010

    " I didnt like the book much because it just wasnt my style "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/20/2010

    " its so cool how the dragon and the spike pods work 2gethr 2 cure Earth. goobal warming man, not cool "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 9/5/2010

    " Although I wasn't terribly moved to read this final book in the trilogy, it turned out to be the most compelling of the series. The conecption of the story is revealed, and it was as unexpected by me as by the main character. I really enjoyed this conclusion to the Atherton series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briaq | 9/3/2010

    " Very thrilling. Sure to keep people on the edge of their seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ethan | 8/12/2010

    " This book puts a nice end to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 4/19/2010

    " I really enjoyed this series. This book moved a little slower than the first two, but the series was good overall. "

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About the Author
Author Patrick Carman

Patrick Carman grew up in Salem, Oregon, and graduated from Willamette University. His first book, The Dark Hills Divide, spent over twenty weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His other bestselling series work includes the Land of Elyron series, the Atherton series, and the Elliot’s Park series. His books have been translated into over a dozen languages. Patrick worked in advertising for a decade and has also created board games and launched several businesses.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.