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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (855 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Clements Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Popular children's author Andrew Clements scored a young adult hit with Things Hoped For.

Things That Are continues the story of Bobby Phillips - the boy who woke up one day to find himself invisible - and his friend and confidante, a blind girl named Alicia.

Bobby is returning from college visits in New York, and Alicia has decided to finally confront him about her feelings. But a mysterious character with an affliction similar to Bobby's and some surprise visits from the FBI threaten to destroy everything. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/12/2014

    " This was na really good finish to the series. They discover more people like them which really ties the whole book together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cher | 2/11/2014

    " This was such a surreal story. It kept me riveted, wondering whether I could trust the narrator, a blind girl trying to help an invisible man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 12fundip | 2/10/2014

    " this book i haven't read yet totally but it's kind of hard for a forth grade girl to read, because it's about Alica (girl that's blind),it's really hard for me to understand but it's amazing how many adjectives are in it.i hope you read the book!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 2/8/2014

    " I didn't realize it was a sequel until just now but as I was listening to it (book on CD) I kept wondering if everyone was just playing a grand joke on the blind girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanvi | 1/31/2014

    " Though very short, this book is poignant but I still think that Things Not Seen is the best. However, this book regains the science fiction aspect lost in the last book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miguel Luigi | 1/25/2014

    " An unnecessary, bland addition to the 'series' that has good intentions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anoush Emrazian | 1/14/2014

    " This book frustrated me. I was quite satisfied with the first book. It ended in a fantastic place. Then I found out there was a second book, got a bit through, and then got pretty frustrated. To be honest, it terrified me. Invisible people? Committing crimes? No good. Extremely creepy. Not to mention William was a totally awful guy. Then this book picks up where the second left off and I was very anxious for the characters. What would happen? Why is the FBI there? Who is William really? Ug. And all the while, I knew this book was short, much shorter than the other two. In the end I was right. It was resolved very quickly with basically no real roadblocks. Sigh. Too convenient. And he really freaked me out. That made me kinda mad as it was not what I was expecting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 1/13/2014

    " Things Not Seen is a good book. I enjoyed Things Hoped For too. Didn't really like this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ragan | 12/27/2013

    " This is a third book in a series. It is interesting premise and I liked that the main character is blind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/22/2013

    " More thoughtful and better written than his younger novels, this young adult novel is told by Alicia, a blind teenager whose good friend/boyfriend Bobby is approached by an invisible man while in NYC. There's intrigue and mild dollops of romance and danger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/18/2013

    " This is the third book and to understand it at all, you need to read "Things Not Seen" and "Things Hoped For." Each of these books are quick, enjoyable reads. They're a fun blend of sci-fi and love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 12/18/2013

    " I read the first two books in the series and they were excellent. I felt let-down by this last installment. It didn't have the force and discovery of the first two. "

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

    " i can't wait to read this book because the first two books were awesome! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 10/25/2013

    " Good end to the series... so far. Even though things appeared to have closure, Clements did leave a few things open for the possibility of a fourth book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheralyn | 10/24/2013

    " I knew Clements was a fantastic writer, I never expected him to branch into teen and adult. A fabulous read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandi Murphy | 10/13/2013

    " Possibly because I read this book without realizing it was one of a series, I thought it fell pretty flat. At times is almost pulled me in but never quite got there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Beck | 9/19/2013

    " This was my favorite book in this series. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Izzy | 8/26/2013

    " It was just as good as Things Not Seen. (continued story) I loved them both!!!! :D I'm hoping to read another related one called Things Hoped For. I can't wait! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jackson B. | 4/29/2013

    " This is a great trilogy. This is the third book. It's about a blind girl (Robert's girlfriend) who helps Robert research to figure out if there are any other invisible people and if there's a way to reverse the effect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia Ledbetter | 4/18/2013

    " It was ok, I liked the ending and how William is no longer a bad guy but it wasn't like my absolute favorite book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 2/27/2013

    " Third in a series, the action/science part of the book is cool, but I had a hard time caring about the friendship aspect so much. It was good though. I'd like to read all three right in a row now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 alicia | 11/1/2012

    " I like that they went to Alicia's perspective. You get to see her thoughts on her life being blind very well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 7/27/2012

    " This was an OK book. I felt like it went too fast though, and that it wasn't nearly as good as the first two. But, I have to admit, it was a cool perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 7/7/2012

    " What an awesome trilogy. I think this third book, in addition to the other two, make these my favorite Andrew Clements. He should write more books in this style, and less of his other "school story" books, I think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Anne | 5/16/2012

    " Interesting and engaging! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/19/2012

    " Good book...weak ending in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 12/17/2011

    " Clements' _Things Hoped For_ is one of my favorites, so in comparison this one wasn't great, but it was an enjoyable, fast read, and I was happy to revisit Alicia and Bobby's story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 11/9/2011

    " it was such a good book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lois Brown | 9/30/2011

    " If I could give a book zero stars, I would for this one. I have no idea how it got published. The relationship between the two main characters is so weak, the romance part is pathetic, there is no plot, and I can go on and on. He really should have stopped at the first book "Things Not Seen." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/18/2011

    " for my review go to fabulousreads.blogspot.com "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 7/26/2011

    " I liked this one even more than the last one! And now Really don't want to be invisible or blind or both. The mouse part was DISGUSTING, if I was there I would not of done well. But the rest of the book was great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/9/2011

    " Skimmed this one at work--a decent read if you are following the series, as a standalone it didn't do much for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reeda | 5/2/2011

    " The best book of the whole series !
    I loved it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melinda | 4/29/2011

    " i think it was over-reaching, trying to be all philosiphical and really, i just wanted to know how the story ended. i did appreciate some of the "finding myself" aspects, but i wish it would have been more story telling instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/29/2010

    " I really like this book. It really helped me understand the other two that go along with it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 12fundip | 11/4/2010

    " this book i haven't read yet totally but it's kind of hard for a forth grade girl to read, because it's about Alica (girl that's blind),it's really hard for me to understand but it's amazing how many adjectives are in it.i hope you read the book!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 10/9/2010

    " I didn't realize it was a sequel until just now but as I was listening to it (book on CD) I kept wondering if everyone was just playing a grand joke on the blind girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/3/2010

    " this book was ok but it was r3ely short like only 167 pgs. i need to find longer books to read.: [ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 8/12/2010

    " This was my favorite book in this series. Great book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 7/8/2010

    " good...but not as good as the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 crazyboutFAYZ | 7/7/2010

    " It was just as good as Things Not Seen. (continued story) I loved them both!!!! :D I'm hoping to read another related one called Things Hoped For. I can't wait! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bailey | 6/15/2010

    " don't make fun of people. they may be different but you still need to be nice "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aliza | 6/10/2010

    " Not as good as the other two, but still very enjoyable and interesting to see through eyes that can't see. haha. not really that funny. "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously successful children’s novel Frindle. He has won two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award, and more than ten million of his books are in print. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, and others. Clements is a graduate of Northwestern and National Louis universities, and he currently lives in central Massachusetts with his wife.

About the Narrator

Jennifer Ikeda has been narrating audiobooks since 2002. Among her readings are When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park; Just Listen by Sarah Dessen; and After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates.