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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Gilman Narrator: David Thorn Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Danger Zone Series Release Date:
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When an assassin bursts from the shadows to try to kill him on the dark, windswept grounds of his boarding school in England, Max Gordon realizes his life is about to change forever.

After learning that his explorer father is missing, Max is determined to find him, no matter what dangers may lay in his path. A secret clue his father left behind leads Max to the inhospitable wilderness of Namibia, where he soon discovers a potentially massive ecological disaster masterminded by Shaka Chang, a very powerful and completely ruthless man—a man Max fears may have put his father in mortal danger. Max needs all the help he can get. Because whoever is behind his father’s disappearance is determined to get rid of Max, too. For good.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The characters are likable, and it is interesting to read about the clicking language of the Bushmen people…A rip-roaring ride of an adventure.”

    Library Journal

  • “Thorn’s urbane British accent and eyebrow-raising inflections are particularly suited for an action-adventure tale that brings to mind the escapades of James Bond or Indiana Jones.”

    Booklist, audio review

  • “Gilman has a flair for making the preposterous seem possible. It helps that he gives Max plenty of mental and physical bruises along the way, and keeps his adult characters every bit as sharp as his hero.”


  • A 0000 Carnegie Medal for Literature Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Angela | 2/20/2014

    " Not my type of book, didn't hold my interest through the first 10 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Terri Floccare | 2/20/2014

    " I liked reading this book. There is a bit of mysticism that seems a bit out of place with the rest of the story. I really liked Max Gordon and will read other books with him as the main character and I'll recommend his book to the boys who use my school's library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane R. Chen | 2/13/2014

    " Fans of Alex Rider will enjoy the action and adventure of this title. At times I recognized similarities to Clive Cussler, Anthony Horowitz, and even Tony Hillerman. The mysticism of the Bushmen and the traditional African details of terrain, habits, and animals were an added plus. Very enjoyable quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lynn | 1/30/2014

    " A sort of James Bond adventure for teens. Lots of excitement, exotic locations and cinematic action. Ultimately it was just too much of a stretch for me. I'm usually willing to suspend disbelief but the scene with the turbine blades pushed my limits. Max was beyond the point where even I could buy it. "

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