©2007 Mark Walden; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
"HIVE Book 2"
My son has really enjoyed book 2 of the HIVE titles; just as good as book 1: Excellent
"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.
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.
"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!
"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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