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Cherub: The Recruit Audiobook

Cherub: The Recruit

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Publisher's Summary

Now available as an unabridged audiobook, Cherub: The Recruit is read by Simon Scardifield.

A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that a kid has bugged every room in her house, cloned the hard drive on her PC, and copied all the numbers in her phone book. The kid works for Cherub. Cherub agents are aged between 10 and 17. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.

©2014 Robert Muchamore (P)2014 Hachette Children's Books

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    Toadkin Dunfermline, United Kingdom 07/07/2014
    Toadkin Dunfermline, United Kingdom 07/07/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "Who would believe that kids are trained as spies?"
    If you could sum up Cherub: The Recruit in three words, what would they be?

    uplifting, exciting, tough.


    What other book might you compare Cherub: The Recruit to, and why?

    Higher Institute of Villainous Education, although "HIVE" is training kids for future villainy, not to protect the country.


    What does Simon Scardifield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    All the characters are distinguishable either because of different accents, or different tones he uses. He is a great reader.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Who would believe that kids are trained as spies?


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant "boy come good" story where a talented, but troubled 11 year old finds his place in the world, and learns to use his talents in a positive way and stops getting in trouble with the police.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Voru, Estonia 20/10/2013
    Ruth Voru, Estonia 20/10/2013 Member Since 2015
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    "Best teen spy story ever."
    What made the experience of listening to Cherub: The Recruit the most enjoyable?

    I loved how its all the time intresting. There is not 5 minutes of story that you are not intrested of lissening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    James, I cant say that I totally like the guy, because sometimes he can be real brick. But hes intresting, you want him to be a good guy, and sometimes he fails.


    Which character – as performed by Nathan Stewart-Jarret – was your favourite?

    I liked all characters. I had read the book before and now when I lissend it I didnt feel once that "this character shouldnt sound like this". So i think it was very well read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I didnt have the time, but I did lissen it when ever possible. It ended too soon.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the book. So sad that you dont have the othere episodes of this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William lomas 29/06/2015
    William lomas 29/06/2015
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    "Fantastic book"

    Fantastic narrator, brilliant story, looking forward to the second book in the series! It would appeal to fans of the Alex Rider series, and James Bond!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shelduck 31/08/2016
    Shelduck 31/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Like HIVE"

    Enyone who has read HIVE will also love cherub. Except it is better than HIVE. This is the first in an extraordinary series of gripping books. I would recommend it to enyone. (It is also like young bond or even James bond, just for younger people).

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    Mike P 25/07/2016
    Mike P 25/07/2016
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    "Fantastic read"

    The Cherub series is brilliant and this first book sets up the series main character James. I'd recommend to any teenager.

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    JpGreeny 28/06/2016
    JpGreeny 28/06/2016
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    "Great book, not so great reader"

    loved the book! Great for any teen/young adult.

    Fantastic story and more or less very realistic (part of the fact I could never get into Alex Rider).

    I highly recommend this book!

    The only downfall for this is I didn't much like the reader however this is only a small criticism and I could still emurse myself in the story.

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    David Henderson 11/05/2016
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    "The best"

    The best book I've ever heard, full of action and adventure!!!
    Can't wait to get the next book👍

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    james 08/05/2016
    james 08/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome, narration could do with some work."

    I loved listening to The Recruit, I read the book years ago and decided to listen to the audio book.
    Simon Scardifield could have worked on better character voices however. Some voices like Mac where pretty spot on but sometimes it was hard to tell which characters were talking.

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    cmd uk 25/07/2015
    cmd uk 25/07/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "love cherub series."

    first book that started it all gritty true to life fun James bond for kids
    better than Alex rider
    kids as spy's 🔏

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    Louis 04/12/2014
    Louis 04/12/2014
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    "Amazing book, brilliantly read!"
    If you could sum up Cherub: The Recruit in three words, what would they be?

    Fast. Exhilarating. Real.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The beginning when James arrives at CHERUB, and the Fort Harmony mission.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Scardifield’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    All great. He is a brilliant reader for the CHERUB series. He gets the atmosphere right and nails all the characters so well. Makes you feel like you are there!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The characters are like ordinary kids but you feel for them as well.


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  • LumbeeChief
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    29/07/16
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    "Enjoyed this Second Book"

    Great continuation of the Cherub series, not too violent and limited course language.

    The story revolves around a Cherub mission in England involving a drug dealer and the same cast of characters that I enjoyed from the The Recruit, came alive in this book too.

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  • Matthew
    10/01/16
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    "Brilliantly read and written!"

    loved it only took a few days to finish couldn't stop listening! Very well written and read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tamara
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    30/12/15
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    "Loved the narrator!"

    Listened to this book with my three kids aged 16, 14 and 12. We all enjoyed it and particularly enjoyed the narrator's performance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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