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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Oliver Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9780062201973
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One night when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby, candy-grubbing and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was not. In fact, he was quite, quite different.

When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul.

She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him.

To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods, and overexcitable nids . . . as well as terrible dangers. But she will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly tests—or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.

From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Oliver comes a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty, the meaning of love, and the enduring power of hope.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The suspenseful story benefits from experienced narrator Vance’s ability to create memorable character voices for the various humans and creatures. Vance takes direction from Oliver’s vivid descriptions. He infuses his voice with a breathiness to create an eerie sound for shadowy Nocturni, effectively invoking “dried leaves tumbling over one another.” Booklist
  • “Richly detailed, at times poetic, ultimately moving; a book to be puzzled over, enjoyed, and, ideally, read aloud.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “This imaginative fantasy emphasizes individual initiative and the power of hope and friendship. With strong, self-reliant female characters and well-defined action, this is a strong addition to fantasy collections.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Oliver’s magical, mesmerizing quest affirms the saving power of story, friendship, and love.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Oliver’s fluid, poetic prose elevates this tale above the genre, often imparting weight to the simplest sentences…This is sure to win over middle-grade readers.”

    Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

  • “Lauren Oliver will again sweep up younger readers with her dark and illuminating tale…The novel pulses with great adventure and plenty of heart.”

    Shelf Awareness (starred review)

  • One of the Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Children in 2012
  • Selected for the Autumn 2012Indie Next List for Children (Ages 9-12)
  • One of the Amazon Best Books of the Year for Middle Grade Readers in 2012
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About the Author
Author Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with Delirium, the first book in her New York Times bestselling trilogy, which continued with Pandemonium. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was described as “a gorgeous story—timeless and magical” by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.