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Author: Rick Yancey Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307284501

Publisher Description

Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur—the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of a man with enormously evil intentions, he sets off on an unlikely quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced, hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy’s coming of age.

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Quotes

  • “The expertly paced plot will keep action-adventure fans entertained, and those interested in all things Camelot will get a kick out of watching this funny, self-deprecating teenager save the world.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “A white-knuckle, page-turning read.”

    - Booklist

Awards

  • A Nominee for the Carnegie Medal for Literature in 2006

Customer Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved this book series.....like a spy action book with the Knights of the Round Table in it. Awesome action and good character development......you really hate the bad guys, but sometimes you don't know who the bad guys are.... "

    - Mr., 5/23/2011
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Geeze. What a joke. Yes, this book is stupid, but I actually like some books that are admittedly stupid. The greatest flaw of this book is its incredibly annoying, unrelatable, apathetic protagonist. "

    - Lindsay, 4/4/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The number one reason I recommend this book? Truly great voice of Alfred, the main character. Actually bought this as a gift for my husband after I'd listened to it on CD, because I liked the humor of a YA MC that actually sounded like a teen. "

    - Kate, 4/3/2011
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Knights in shining armor..... Driving Expensive Sport cars. What happened to its noble horse? "

    - Cade, 3/30/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this was a book that i did not think would be good but i could never putt it down its action packed and it has to times in one its amising "

    - Seth, 3/22/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Alfred is pretty funny... but the ending where he dies is a bit weird. Lots of action, head chopping, guns and cars. "

    - Melanie, 3/16/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " King Arthur meets Charlie Brown meets James Bond! Great young adult fantasy; and there's a sequel! "

    - Rosemary, 3/16/2011
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Violence, moral dilemmas and a few choice words. "

    - Marla, 2/23/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " begining=very strange, alfred is very strange gets kinda good, steel a sword of king arthur alferd is still a strange kid get very good on quest to get the sword back lots of action "

    - Sarah, 2/23/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " if your into suspense then you should really read this book "

    - naira, 2/8/2011
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Kind of like a James Bond meets everyday hobo. I love Alfred to death but he is kind of a bum. "

    - Kayte, 1/28/2011

About the Author

Rick Yancey is the author of several books for adults, including The Highly Effective Detective. He is also a produced playwright and former theater critic. He lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife and three sons.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael, winner of several Earphones Awards, has also won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has acted on stage, radio, television, and in feature films in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. He has had leading roles in series and made-for-television movies and has guest starred in such series as VIP and Alias. He has been nominated for a Canadian Emmy and has recorded over 150 audiobooks, including the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code.