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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (569 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Hulme, Michael Wexler Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Seems Series Release Date:
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The world as you know it was created and is still maintained by the Seems. From the Department of Weather to the Department of Emotions, the Seems ensure our world is just as we like it. Occasionally, something in one of these departments will break down, and a Fixer is sent in to repair it before there is damage to our world. Becker Drane may seem like your average seventh grader, but he's actually one of thirty-seven Fixers in the entire world, and is just about to embark on his first mission. Will Becker fix the Glitch in Sleep and become the hero of the Seems, or will his first assignment be his last? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Hulme and Wexler… creat[e] a complex and intricate world with a sometimes daunting array of gadgets, bureaucracy, vocabulary, and capitalization…These details don’t become overwhelming, fortunately, thanks to the book’s consistently lighthearted tone…high sense of adventure and an abundance of goofball humor.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This fantasy is one fast-paced adventure.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A thoroughly enjoyable read, this story is as fast paced as Becker Drane’s life. Elements of science fiction, fantasy, and myth blend to create the world of the Seems and combined with an original and clever protagonist, it makes for an unusual adventure.”


  • “In the tradition of British humorist Douglas Adams, book one in the planned Seems series will play best to secular genre fans, who will admire the offbeat exploration of a universe-tilting idea.”


  • “A rollicking tale, with great world-building and likable characters and a strong setup for further adventures…upbeat and full of humor.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Metaphors and turns of phrase take on new meanings without feeling overdone in this engaging title. The authors have a firm grasp on the potential complexity of their world, and the end result can only be described as fun.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eric | 2/19/2014

    " I should finish this soon, but it is one of those books that you start reading, like it, then realize it is not that good to you, but then you have to finish it just because you already started it. I am not saying the author should be better, I just haven't been able to really get into the book. Which is why I read. I love to escape reality and maybe a book is the lesser of two evils, the other being virtual. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Alysa | 2/9/2014

    " Not to be mean or harsh, but I absolutely hated this book. It was kind of confusing and I didn't like the way it ended. If I didn't have to read it for Guided Reading at school, I would never have read it. The idea for the story was good, just everything else wasn't right. I'm sorry to say that I hated this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Beth | 2/4/2014

    " The author was trying too hard to be clever. I had no reason to care about the story because the characters were so flat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lynn | 1/23/2014

    " I think middle schoolers will enjoy this book but I found it disappointing. I think my trouble was that I never could buy the premise. It was just too improbable for me to go along with completely. The idea of the Seems - behind our world manipulators of everything from weather to sleep - was too unlikely, and a 12 year old assigned to fix the vast and complicated problems too much of a stretch. 12 year olds will probably like it though! "

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