Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times best-selling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor. Suzanne Collins is also the author of the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.
Gregor is summoned back to the Underland by the terms of a second prophecy. Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring a World War to the Underland. Gregor eventually comes face to face with the Rat King, and to his surprise, he finds he is unable to kill this creature. His heart tells him he's making the right decision. Will it be a decision he lives to regret?
©2004 Suzanne Collins; (P)2005 Random House, Inc.
"Fans will not be disappointed with this exciting, action-packed sequel." (Booklist)
After the first book was good, I listened to this right away and was not disappointed. The Story was even better (more depth and suspenstion) and I am looking forward to the third part. But I don't understand how this could be called a childrens book? War, fighting, dead people (or animals)....
just love it !! the first one was for kid, but this one starts getting good!!!
Qualifies as a great book and fairy tale you are sad to hear it end.
Was completely pleased with the narrator and the book content.
Love this author and style of writing. This is quite different, but is a delightful change.
Never heard of Gregor or this series before, but now I am a convert. Excellent!
"Giant Cockroaches, Bats and Rats, Oh My!"
As the second book in this series the reader doesn't get bogged down with info from the first book but enough to follow the story. I love the fantasy land of the Underworld and Gregor's relationship with those who live there.
Gregor was my favorite character because he would be brave but also remind you that he is still just a young teenager.
Gregor, but I loved how he performed Boots.
Yes, I couldn't stop listening to it. I had it on while cooking, cleaning and in bed!
Can't wait to hear the next book in the series.
I would certainly listen to Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane again. I have to say that the first book didn't make me eager to know what would happen to Boots and Gregor, but since it was a Suzanne Collins book, I thought I might, and I don't regret it. This book is fool of twists, turns, and suspense. Now, this one made me eager to dive into the next one, and it made me cry at least 3 times.
Spoiler alert: When all hope had been lost about Boots, despair took place. But the princess got brought back to the warrior.
I just loved his narration of Boots. So intense and real - just how little toddlers can be.
Yes, but I cried more than I laughed.
"Fantastic Book and Series"
I have enjoyed both the first and second Gregor the Overlander book with my 8.5 y/o daughter. The story is something both adults and children will enjoy. The story is captivating and moves quickly and leaves you curious for the next chapter and then book. Paul Boehmer does a fantastic job narrating.
Well if I told you it would ruin the book for you.....
Awesome job ++++++
"Even better than the first book."
Unique Fantasy Underworld
The story takes off with action almost right from the beginning. You learn more about Underworld and the inhabitants. The story takes interesting and surprising twists.
Paul really grows on you. He is more enjoyable to listen to the more I listen and come to expect some of his inflections.
I don't listen for long sessions but you could easily listen in one session.
So far I like this series even better than the hunger games. Glad I tried it.
Don't know... I only did the audio version.
Quality of writing, vivid word use.
Liked his ability to give the emotion of each character.
It had a couple emotional parts and yes, I laughed due to some funny lines.
The entire Underland Chonicles are great. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
"Not the hunger games, but great book!"
Good book, lighter and more relaxed than the hunger game. Still a home run for Suzanne Collins. Not quite what I expected but good none the less. I believe it was written for a younger audience, but still a great book for young and old alike! I manages to make you think as all Suzanne Collins books do. Try it you'll like it!
"Better than the first one for sure."
This one was much better than the first book in the series. It was a nice listen.
"Good not great"
Ok, someone compared this to Harry Potter. In my opinion Suzanne Collins doesn't have the depth of soul of Harry's author. She can't explore characters the way Rowling does, and setup such amazing acts of friendship. Gregor books are good, and a great setting and story, but for me, the 2nd book was only 1/2 as good as the first. I did cry, and cheer, and laugh out loud, but then was feeling stale, and seeing very similar trends in the Bane (2nd) book. I was sad about that. Teh Narrator is amazing, but RipRed had a very different voice and character in the Bane book. Weird. He was my favorite Character. I realize this is all personal, but I promise these books are not on par with Potter. Don't expect that and it's a good read and fun tale that is easy to get lost in.
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