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The Overlord Protocol Audiobook

The Overlord Protocol: H.I.V.E., Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Otto and Wing have permission to leave H.I.V.E.'s secret island location to attend a funeral. But before they can reach their destination, the duo is ambushed. Who would risk assassinating the star pupil of the Higher Institute of Villainous Education?

©2007 Mark Walden (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer Wales, UK 13/04/2013
    Amazon Customer Wales, UK 13/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Rip-roaring Boy's Own adventure!"

    We have, in our 'big' car, those DVD players fitted into the headrests, so that the children can watch DVDs all the way down the M4.



    However, my - small - car has none of these, so - finding myself with a spare credit one day - I grabbed the original HIVE book, to keep my 11-year-old son amused on the shorter journeys we do.



    It's safe to say that we've both enjoyed the first two. Jack Davenport's voicing is first-rate, and has us in giggles whenever Franz speaks, and supports an excellent plot. In this follow-up to the original, the plot is faster paced and more directly into the action, and while adult listeners will probably guess the outcome of various events, it's still got plenty to offer in terms of one-liners and cliff-hangers.



    We're now well into the third of these, and the DVD players languish unused.

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    Catherine M. 29/02/2016
    Catherine M. 29/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "An Truly excellent book"

    In my most humble opinion I think this is an excellent book, right by an if a may and excellent righter. (oh yes I am sorry for my abysmal spelling) but it has one falling ascents are not shall I say perfect... but anyway as you can see from my review I am most satisfied!

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    jeremy London, United Kingdom 08/10/2015
    jeremy London, United Kingdom 08/10/2015 Member Since 2016

    I like to learn interesting stuff on midnight runs. And I need absorbing children's audio to stay sane on long car journeys.

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    "The series takes off"

    This is the second in the Hive series- and it really takes off in this book. My youngest son (an avid 10-year old reader/listener) tells me this is one of the best in the series. Like all of them, OP contains childish fantasy violence, but is suitable and engaging for children of, I would say, 8 - 11.

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    Holly Whiting 15/09/2015
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    "Great"

    Great !!!!!!!!!!soocd yh hhjdgweuhcsdrhnvs fgbd gbvdx ggsdvv fdghg hh hhh hhh hhh hhhh hhh hhhy hhhy yuyy hhh

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    Mrs CAMBERLEY, United Kingdom 14/11/2014
    Mrs CAMBERLEY, United Kingdom 14/11/2014 Member Since 2011

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    "Hmmm, this is Harry Potter without magic..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The author clearly looked at the success of Harry Potter and thought, 'I'd like some of that' and went on to write this...the only reason I have given it three stars is that my boys quite enjoyed it but it was painful for me to listen to. The premise of a school for super-villains is quite interesting but I'd imagine that they'd all be a bit more dastardly in terms of personality' so for starters, I'd make the characters a bit more believable.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I'd have made the mild peril and bit less mild and I'd have made the characters more likable and believable


    What three words best describe Jack Davenport’s voice?

    Easy to listen to (four words!)


    Did The Overlord Protocol inspire you to do anything?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    Boys aged 8-10 will probably like it but for me, it was a real bore to listen to in the car.

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    Tristan 11/12/2013
    Tristan 11/12/2013 Member Since 2013

    Love the fredom of listening to an audiobook.

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    "Good listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, i would recommend this audiobook, interesting blend of Harry Potter and Hunger Games.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept is very interesting and a plot that is well thought out


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

    I haven't


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

    It is very light hearted and easy to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    The is an excellent start to the series, I have downloaded the next 2 and have added more to my wish list for latter purchase if they carry on in the same vain or develop.

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    Brian 13/04/2013
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    "HIVE Book 2"

    My son has really enjoyed book 2 of the HIVE titles; just as good as book 1: Excellent

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    Jo 13/04/2013
    Jo 13/04/2013 Member Since 2016
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    "Family entertainment"

    We listened to this driving down through France (children 10 and 12, 3 adults) and my 50 something year old sister didn't want to leave the car at the end as we still had half a chapter to go! Of course you have to suspend disbelief, but these are great children's books that adults can also enjoy. There was one voice/accent that I didn't like, but otherwise the reading was great. Made the journey fly by.

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    David Koffler uk 07/04/2013
    David Koffler uk 07/04/2013 Member Since 2016

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    "Great family audiobook to share"

    Having bought the first book of the series for a long family journey, all of my kids then begged me to buy the next one and then the next one until I had bought all of the series. The whole have all listened to all of the books (at our own pace) and we are all waiting for the last book to be published. One great thing about buying it on audiobook is that all five of us could listen to the series at our own pace and I expect when the final one comes out I would otherwise have to buy five copies of the book!

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    Ed Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Ed Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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    "Continue the HIVE Story"

    Second story in the "HIVE" series - where the "bad guys" aren't that bad (apart from the REALLY bad guys!). Great series - highly recommended for teenagers & their parents.

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