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3.00277008310249 out of 53.00277008310249 out of 53.00277008310249 out of 53.00277008310249 out of 53.00277008310249 out of 5 3.00 (722 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colin Meloy Narrator: Colin Meloy Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wildwood Chronicles Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9780062047076
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Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. School holds no interest for her, and her new science teacher keeps getting on her case about her dismal test scores and daydreaming in class. Her mind is constantly returning to the verdant groves and sky-tall trees of Wildwood, where her friend Curtis still remains as a bandit-in-training.

But all is not well in that world. Dark assassins with mysterious motives conspire to settle the scores of an unknown client. A titan of industry employs inmates from his orphanage to work in his machine shop, all the while obsessing over the exploitation of the Impassable Wilderness. And, in what will be their greatest challenge yet, Prue and Curtis are thrown together again to save themselves and the lives of their friends and to bring unity to a divided country. But in order to do that, they must go under Wildwood.

In Under Wildwood, Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis reveal new dimensions of the epic fantasy-adventure series begun with the critically acclaimed, bestselling Wildwood.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Droll and ornate, elegiac and romantic…Meloy mulches his verdant wilderness with wildly eclectic cultural references.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 2/12/2014

    " I really love this series and can't wait for the third book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Cahill | 2/10/2014

    " I'm so excited! I loved the first installment and loved this one just as much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Ferriss | 2/9/2014

    " I can't wait to go to Portland and see the city with fantastical eyes - looking forward to book #3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skip | 2/9/2014

    " Prue McKeel is bored in school, but becomes the target of a deadly assassin. She is rescued by her friends Curtis (and Septimus the rat), and returns to the Impassable Wilderness. Once there, she and her friends are charged with reanimating the dead son of the DOwager Governess again to save the inhabitants. To succeed, they seek out the two collaborators, who had previously succeeded. Meanwhile, Curtis's sisters Rachel and Elsie are left at the local orphanage by their parents who are looking for Curtis. Nice illustrations are more than offset by the book's completely open ending, where nothing was resolved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/3/2014

    " The second book in the Wildwood series takes the main characters, Prue and Curtis, underground in what turns out to be a labrynth of tunnels beneath Wildwood that connect to the outside world as well. The author rounds out many of the characters in this sequel and he fills in the back story of the first book nicely. I loved the addition of Curtis' sisters and the orphanage characters. The author clarifies how the Wildwood magic works a bit more and there are lots of great chase scenes. Fans of the first book will love this one as well and look forward to the third installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/28/2014

    " I love this series. This second book is a nice sequel but it is as if the second book was chopped in half to accommodate the three part series concept... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/22/2014

    " Okay -- I need to be honest here. This is one of very few times that I haven't actually finished a book. I love the illustratons -- I love Meloy's songs with The Decemberists -- I actually love his word choice. Wildwood was difficult to get through -- Under Wildwood was impossible for me. I really wanted to like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Mckay | 1/13/2014

    " What an enjoyable book to read. Despite the fact that I haven't read the first book, "Wildwood", following the journeys of Prue & Curtis and Elsie & Rachel was fun and interesting. I really enjoyed the inhabitants of the Wildwood and how the story wove between the two "realities". I look forward to reading the next book to find out how the journey continues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 1/11/2014

    " I didn't enjoy this one as much as he first one. And t ended with no conclusions to so many things. I was disappointed in the ending. Anyway, done with that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 1/1/2014

    " Oh how we loved loved loved this book. Just as suspenseful as the first book, Wildwood, and I enjoyed it even more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nymphable ~of the Public Library~ | 11/17/2013

    " Really awesome and great. Read this everybody! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/10/2013

    " Not as good as the first, but still a fun and fast read. Will read the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 10/3/2013

    " Sequel to Wildwood, more adventures and a larger world is unveiled. Slow to start, then all adventure. The way Meloy brings the story threads together was enjoyable, if a little obvious, but it is a book for young adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharra | 9/26/2013

    " What a cliffhanger! I loved it just as much as the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Kuzma | 8/16/2013

    " Now waiting for book 3... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edc98 | 7/26/2013

    " Great book, really intresting. the first book great also. a book all must read!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 7/23/2013

    " i liked the first of these so much more, though my daughter preferred this one...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan F | 4/28/2013

    " Very enjoyable second book from Meloy. I like all of the characters and the story had me hooked. I can't wait for the conclusion! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 4/3/2013

    " I loved it! I think I may have found something that to fill the void that the Harry Potter series left. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/14/2013

    " Such a delightful series. This is first time in a long time I've enjoyed a series--and an adventure/fantasy series at that! The characters are cute an quirky, and the plot moves quickly. I only wish there were a little more resolution at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Siobhan | 12/21/2012

    " I loved the first book in the series, but wasn't so crazy about this one. It seemed to drag on more than was necessary. I'm hoping the third book will be on a par with the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Dyer | 10/5/2012

    " Just ok, loved the first, but always wished that Elsie and Rachel's story connected with Prue aand Curtis's. Not enough action, and it ended with a cliffhanger. "

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About the Author
Author Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy once wrote Ray Bradbury a letter, informing him that he “considered himself an author too,” when he was ten. Since then, he has gone on to be the singer and songwriter for the band the Decemberists, where he channels all of his weird ideas into weird songs. With the Wildwood Chronicles, he now channels those ideas into novels. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family.