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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson, Ned Rust Narrator: Elijah Wood, Spencer Locke, Peter Giles Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Witch & Wizard Series Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9781607886754
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When Whit and Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.

But the One has other plans in store for them. He needs Wisty, for she is “The One Who Has the Gift.” While trying to figure out what that means, Whit and Wisty’s suspenseful adventures through Overworld and Shadowland lead to a jaw-dropping climax and conclusion, the highly-anticipated fulfillment of the heart-pounding opening prologue of book one, The Execution of the Allgoods.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dialogue-heavy and action-packed, the writing throughout is inventive and colorfully detailed. Written in a conversational tone…It’s easy to visualize the story.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The chapter endings are suspenseful cliffhangers and urge even the most tentative reader to keep reading! We can expect more from this dynamic sibling team in the future.”

    San Francisco Book Review

  • “If you’re looking for a action-packed read, then this is the book. Full of thrills and surprises, there is something around every corner, just waiting to shock you.”

    Guardian (London)

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 5/23/2011

    " Im hooked. Cant wait to read they next one! A mix of Brave New World+Peter Pan. Its not what it was said it could be, but I still loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 5/23/2011

    " Love this series!! Can't wait for the rest of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/23/2011

    " Good story, it lacked a bit in character development. And I didn't care for the back and forth between brother and sister in telling the story. The story was full of adventure, magic and interestingly enough to get me to read the next one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Honeybee | 5/23/2011

    " I thought that James Patterson could do no wrong! Then I discovered that this is a young adult book ... Bad, James Patterson, Bad. Stick to what you're good at: adult murder mysteries that I just can't put down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 5/23/2011

    " I kind of forced myself to read this one. It wasn't what I expected. I wasn't thrilled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 5/18/2011

    " The chapters are really short which is a little annoying but I like how the story changes point of views. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/17/2011

    " I loved this book! It was extremely well written with an amazing plot. Some parts I found where predictable but overall it was a really good book! :)! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Purplechick | 5/17/2011

    " This book isn't like Harry Potter or anything with the witch and wizard people...It's a interesting book thou:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 5/16/2011

    " 4.5/5*

    It was really good, still the same James Patterson.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu | 5/15/2011

    " Pretty good story and very well told by Spencer Locke and Elijah Wood. "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than three hundred million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

About the Narrators

Elijah Wood’s film credits include Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, The Ice Storm, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, among many others. Wood recently started his own record label, Simian Records, and is an active member and supporter of the Art of Elysium.

Spencer Locke has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Without a Trace, Cold Case, Spanglish, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Monster House, for which she received an Annie Award Nomination for voice acting.

Peter Giles, a film, television, and voice actor, is best known in the audiobook industry for his superb narration of Michael Connelly's thrillers.