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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,258 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Yancey Narrator: Steven Boyer Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Award-winning author Rick Yancey has captivated young adult readers with his popular Alfred Kropp novels, the first of which was named a Best Book for Children by Publishers Weekly and was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. Now Yancey begins a gripping new series with The Monstrumologist.

Dr. Warthrop is a scientist who tracks and studies real-life monsters. Assisted by his 12-year-old apprentice, Will Henry, Dr. Warthrop discovers a pod of Anthropophagi and launches a hunt to destroy the foul beasts. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 2/12/2014

    " completely absorbing historical horror, about an orphaned boy who works at an "assistant apprentice" to a doctor of philosophy who studies monsters. and whose life/history/profession is brought into sharp focus by the appearance of anthropophagi in the neighborhood, quick with the brutal killings. smart, great voice and truly gruesome, in the best possible way. i can't wait for the sequel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naye Green | 2/12/2014

    " I loved it! As adults we tend to lose the fear of the unkonwn. This book is well written and chilling. It gave me those chills that you remember getting as a kid when there is something scary out there. The way the book is written it almost makes you blieve these creatures really existed! I will be reading the other 2 books written by this author - Rick Yancey! Great writer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brogriffin | 1/26/2014

    " Despite what the cover or name leads you to believe about the book it is actually very dark and thought provoking. It not only touches on the dark nature of the monsters in the book, it also shows the dark side of human nature and how we react to the unknown. The book touches on a wide variety of issues and it always leads the reader asking for more. I suggest to everyone who appreciates good books to read the series. I guarantee that you will love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 1/24/2014

    " A combination of an HP Lovecraft(read a bunch of his stories if you haven't already) type horror story and a big game hunter tale. At 12 years old Will Henry has a world of experience and he and the Doctor battle one of the truly hideous monsters in the anthropophagi. It started out as a joint read with my 11 year old and turned out to be much too grisly for her. For me though it was was a fun read from start to finish. Bring on the Wendigo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/22/2014

    " This book was horrifically wonderful to read. At one point, I had to put it down and stop reading because it was 2am and I swore I heard an Anthropophagus outside my window. I LOVED IT. I want the second one right now. This one's definitely not for little kids, but if you can stand the detailed descriptions of gore and want to read something very Frankenstein-esque, definitely pick this one up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savita | 1/22/2014

    " HOLYCRAPTHATWASAMAZING. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 1/14/2014

    " Awsome book , freaky but good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia | 1/8/2014

    " Loved this book. Gothic, gory, and gripping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz Nichols | 12/27/2013

    " Dark, gory, fantastical and silly you, Mr. Yancey, trying to make me think this is a "true" tale (your YA audience deserves more respect). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/8/2013

    " I thought the book was very interesting it keep my attention the whole time I was reading it.I didn't expect the that Warthrop would buy Will Henry a hat though. I was so happy that the monsters were killed off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi Gomez | 11/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, kinda of gruesome though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Veronica | 11/13/2013

    " Soooooooo CREEPY! AGH! I am forever scarred! :o( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulette Garza | 9/25/2013

    " This was an interesting read. I really liked the author's style. His writing style reminded me of classic literature. His creativity came through in the creation of his characters and monsters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 4/15/2013

    " I loved this book. It was a fun read with an excellent finish. I can't wait to read the next in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 3/4/2013

    " It's really good, but it totally freaked me out. After two or three chapters I decided it disturbed me too much to finish, so I just skipped to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enna Isilee (Squeaky Books) | 1/14/2013

    " Narrator's dead pan voice was PERFECT for this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/28/2012

    " Compelling, fast-paced, grisly. Will Henry is the orphaned son of a past assistant to a man who hunts monsters and dangerous creatures. Though only 12 he is sucked into a world he never knew existed and set on a path that most adults would never survive physically or emotionally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Price | 9/19/2012

    " I think this is a great book for young men who enjoy reading. It's a big book with a lot of blood, gore, and brains. If you like monsters, you'll like this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dr. K. | 12/7/2011

    " Wow! I had a really hard time getting through this book. It took several weeks to finish and that is unusal for me. Monstrumologist had a few engaging moments and many parts that were overly descriptive, witout action and boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Sexauer | 7/18/2011

    " Beware: this book is VERY gory. While reading it, I found this somewhat off-putting. In retrospect, this is a book that is unflinching and creative, with well-thought and intriguiging characters. I look forward to reading the second book in the series, "The Curse of the Wendigo." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reade | 6/9/2011

    " Amazing and horrifying. This is just damned good horror writing, a gripping monster story that will keep you up reading past midnight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kwinks | 5/22/2011

    " Took me awhile to get through this, but I love Will Henry. I guess I should "snap to" reading the second one-but I think I will wait for Fall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 5/11/2011

    " Extremely well written -- I loved it. However, it is supposed to be a YA novel and despite the fact that the protagonist is a twelve-year-old boy, I thought the vocabulary and writing style was beyond most Jr/Sr high teenagers.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/25/2011

    " Excellent YA novel about a scientist living in the late 1800's who studies monsters told from the point of view of his hapless assistant. Genuinely scary with the characters encountering real ethical delimmas. The language is beautiful, the prose is reminiscent of Dickens or Conan Doyle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 FuriedFinesse | 4/19/2011

    " One of the best books I have read in a while! This is another masterpiece from Yancey. A compelling & intriguing read. "

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About the Author
Author Rick YanceyRick Yancey is the author of  the New York Times bestsellers The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea, the first two books in this series. His debut young-adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal. In 2010, his novel The Monstrumologist received the Michael L. Printz Honor, and the sequel, The Curse of the Wendigo, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. When he isn’t writing or thinking about writing or traveling the country talking about writing, Rick is hanging out with his family.
About the Narrator

Steven Boyer is a graduate of the Juilliard School and has appeared both on stage and screen.