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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: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545047890
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Things are falling apart at the Seems--and 12-year-old Becker Drane is the only one who can Fix it

Format: 5 CDs, Unabridged

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 7th grader, but he's actually one of 37 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?
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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.”

    VOYA

  • “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.”

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roshni | 1/17/2014

    " Odd sort of book, the idea is relatively unique, but the main character is very cocky and makes a bunch of mistakes, that is very annoying "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aidan | 1/12/2014

    " A great sci-fi-ish book with good characters and a good plot "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abbie | 12/13/2013

    " It was cute at first, but the whole concept of "this world is fake and people are programming it" didn't really work for me. It might've worked, but the style was too cutesy. I was ready for it to be over after about fifty pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jj | 12/5/2013

    " It's about a factory that controls Earth's weather. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Edinger | 11/24/2013

    " This book is a lot of fun. Should have gotten more attention when it came out. Just read the sequel and it is great fun too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Alger | 11/1/2013

    " Great book for kids. I enjoyed it too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/19/2013

    " This book was alright. The story was fun enough, but there wasn't anything particularly redeeming about it. Mostly fluff. Nothing objectionable, though. It was all clearly make-believe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ann | 9/22/2013

    " A neat twist on what really causes the problems we face in the world. I'll be reading the second one sometime this summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/11/2013

    " A refreshingly new fantasy world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 6/26/2013

    " A good read alike for Simon Bloom, Gravity Keeper by Michael Reisman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NancyJo Lambert | 11/13/2012

    " This was an entertaining fun book. The concept was fleshed out really well throughout the story. A great Sci-fi book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah Morgan | 8/14/2012

    " So that is what is going on while we sleep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kira | 7/26/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book I would give it 3 1/2 stars if I could. A super easy read but sometimes that is just what a girl needs:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Porter | 5/10/2012

    " I loved this story! Appropriate for readers ~10 and up, this book's clever use of language put me in mind of The Phantom Tollbooth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 5/5/2012

    " middle school range. interesting, tongue-in-cheek, funny. very resourceful 12 year old protagonist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 11/5/2011

    " This book just didn't do it for me. It was long and didn't really go anywhere. I'm usually not hard on books, but I had a tough time getting through it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 1/14/2011

    " The boys and I really enjoyed this book. It was very fast paced, and though fantasy, believable. While we wait for the next Artemis Fowl book, this is a great substitute. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 11/15/2010

    " This was a weird book. X^D There were a lot of obvious plotholes. *shrugs.* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jj | 10/9/2010

    " It's about a factory that controls Earth's weather. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Porter | 10/9/2010

    " hmm... this book is not my favorite. It's very slow, like walking through syrup. none the less, it was interesting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 9/8/2010

    " This book just didn't do it for me. It was long and didn't really go anywhere. I'm usually not hard on books, but I had a tough time getting through it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan | 8/2/2010

    " the writer was very creative with the setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 7/26/2010

    " The boys and I really enjoyed this book. It was very fast paced, and though fantasy, believable. While we wait for the next Artemis Fowl book, this is a great substitute. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 7/22/2010

    " Nice to find something good that no one else has discovered! Very fun... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 7/2/2010

    " I personally didn't really like it that much, but it was good enough to rate 4 stars (for those of you who don't know, that's a pretty bad rating for me to give). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/21/2010

    " I loved this story! Appropriate for readers ~10 and up, this book's clever use of language put me in mind of The Phantom Tollbooth. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kimball | 3/12/2010

    "
    If you think about reading this book think again. It was the worst writing and there was an unclear story. I got 3/4 of the way through it and I couldn't make myself read it. This is quite possibly the worst book that I've ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena | 1/30/2010

    " What I liked about this book were all the plays on words. I don't know that the story was the best I've ever read, but it was fun reading it because of the word plays. If you're looking for something fun to read - this is good. "

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About the Author
Author John Hulme

John Hulme is the coauthor of The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep. He accidentally stumbled upon the existence of The Seems after opening an unlocked Door in Wilmington, North Carolina, during the summer of 1995. From that moment on, he was obsessed with the curious realm he had discovered and sought to pen a book series based on this find. Though the project was held up in administrative Red Tape for nearly eleven years, the Powers That Be finally signed off on its release. Hulme lives with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Jack, in a small New Jersey town with crookety sidewalks and tree-lined streets.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.