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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (35,615 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Trenton Lee Stewart Narrator: Del Roy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mysterious Benedict Society Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9780307284402
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ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD Looking for special opportunities?

When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

As our heroes face physical and mental trials beyond their wildest imaginations, they have no choice but to turn to each other for support. But with their newfound friendship at stake, will they be able to pass the most important test of all?

Welcome to the Mysterious Benedict Society.


"Del Roy's narration is inspired. His serious tone communicates his respect for the skills and talents of the youngsters in the story, as well as the listeners who are playing along."—AudioFile Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Low in physical violence, while being rich in moral and ethical issues, as well as in appealingly complex characters and comedy sly and gross, this Lemony Snicket–style outing sprouts hooks for hearts and minds both.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2009 Anthony Award Finalist for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 2007 School Library Journal Best Book
  • A Top 10 Children's Book Sense Pick
  • An ALA Notable Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crawford Nettles | 2/15/2014

    " The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is about a group of special kids coming together. Reynie Muldoon is an orphan in a bleak orphanage. He wants to be relieved of these chains. He sees an ad in the newspaper for a special test, that only a few people can pass. Reynie jumps at the opportunity and hopes to have some time away from the bleak orphanage. He takes this mysterious test.He is challenged to his full limits. Will Reynie finally able to escape his bleak orphanage? And if he does succeed, will he have to go through his biggest and hardest challenge that might be fatal? This delightful book is about the feeling of not having a definite home and the challenges in life. Go books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 2/14/2014

    " Bookish and British are the best ways I can describe it. It's not British, but it has that British feel. I like it, but it also felt kind of long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 2/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this with my 5th grader - great youth book - I would say 4th to 6th grade. If your child is reading alone, would depend on their reading level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Wheeler | 2/6/2014

    " This one took me a little while to get into, but I'm glad I did and stayed with it to the end. The characters are all delightfully quirky. While it is not always realistic, it is consistent and thoughtful and I enjoyed the plot. It had a great opportunity for creating tension, but did not deliver. The heroes tended to escape their dilemmas too easily each time. But the overall plot, the danger of Mr Curtain and the Whisperer were really compelling and interesting. Renny was my favorite character. Lots of twists and turns along the way. A good story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Celeste | 2/5/2014

    " Slow! I did not not finish this book. It was too long and drawn out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel Joyce | 1/30/2014

    " Awesome book that I read at my old book club. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noelle | 1/19/2014

    " This book is very good.I like Constance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn Thompson | 1/17/2014

    " This whole series is utterly charming. I love them. The humor is so great. The characters are like friends to me. Constance? So fun. Everyone should read these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karmina Santos | 1/16/2014

    " An awesome and witty children's book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Marjamaa | 1/5/2014

    " a really great series for kids. reading to my 11 and 8 year old boys right now "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 1/3/2014

    " Absolutely loved this book. A thinker. Great for student discussion. LOVE the ending!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackalacka | 11/21/2013

    " If you liked Series of Unfortunate Events, then you will like this. I've only read book #1 but it was a delightful escape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 11/18/2013

    " This book was nothing earth-shaking. I was hoping to see more puzzles and to be more challenged by them, but maybe if I had read this when younger it would have satisfied those requirements better. Still, in the end it was enjoyable just the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Miller | 11/7/2013

    " A lovely tale with plenty of twists and surprises. Stewart lets the characters develop and, while some of the action may be improbable, avoids the heavy deus ex machina pitfalls that are often used to get out of plot traps. I'll be continuing this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Pettefer | 10/10/2013

    " This book is very charming! The characters are well developed and the story line is gripping and humorous. I enjoyed to ride along with the children as they experienced amazing adventured and learned to rely on each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki Sherbert | 5/31/2013

    " The character development, mystery and plot twists of this book were amazing. I encouraged my middle schoolers to not be daunted by the book's 485 pages. It is a captivating read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sumner | 10/29/2012

    " It was wonderful! Exciting and made me think :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 9/3/2012

    " I LOVED this book! It had so many little mysteries in it and it was just plain AWESOME! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trever | 7/15/2012

    " Great book and a fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Victoria | 6/19/2012

    " It's too long and some parts can be omitted but it was nevertheless very entertaining. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kira | 5/17/2012

    " This was an awsome book!!! Thanks to my friend,I got hooked!!! I love the little puzzles inthe book, I was literally sitting, trying to figure them out!!! I loved it I was amazing I hope to read the next one!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nora | 2/21/2012

    " Borrowed from a friend. There were some surprises at the end. The Institute the kids went to was weird. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 2/19/2012

    " Wonderfully witty and lighthearted, this book was a great surprise- I instantly fell in love! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 1/5/2012

    " the first word of the title describes this book perfectly: mysterious. as you read the first page, you will be captivated and will never be able to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaori ayame | 6/19/2011

    " it was really good book and i read it online to at randomize reads.com "

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

    " Slow beginning, but it picked up and I ended up enjoying the book. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/18/2011

    " It was so exciting!!! I LOVED everything about it. It was amazing and there was action at every corner. If you like adventure you NEED to read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 5/18/2011

    " I just finished listening to this with the kids and we loved it, we had so much fun with it and hated to have to turn it off when they got to school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 5/18/2011

    " Enjoyed reading this book with my children. A good book to read-aloud. "

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

    " Thinking of reading this one to my son! Such a cute book! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scout | 5/16/2011

    " This was one of the best books I have read. A bunch of genious kids have to stop an evil mastermind who plans on brain washing everyone. Filled with humor and suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 5/15/2011

    " Wonderful. Absolutely mesmerizing and smart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivy | 5/14/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. I love guessing mysteries. I felt like I was part of the book, and I was guessing what would happen next. I'm looking forward to read the sequels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allegra | 5/13/2011

    " Fantastic book. Like the Series of Unfortunate Events and Harry Potter, these "kid's books" are really just great books written about kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenna | 5/13/2011

    " 3 1/2. I really liked it, but after hearing all the hype about it, I was a little disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 5/13/2011

    " There was so many twist and turns it was great. If you now how crazy I am for Harry Potter this will be a little shock. I think this book came in 2nd place (all the Harry Potter's first). So great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victoria | 5/12/2011

    " It was nothing special. It had twist and turns. The ending where Constance is only 3 was kind of stupid. I might give it another try someday. "

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About the Author
Author Trenton Lee Stewart

Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.