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Cherub: The Recruit

Narrated by: Simon Scardifield
Series: Cherub, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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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
  • 07-07-14

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.

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  • Ruth
  • Norway
  • 20-10-13

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.

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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!

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10/10

Read the book before but the audio version of the book is soo amazing. I would definitely recommend it to someone else

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good one!

such a good book READ IT! actually read the whole god damn series now bah

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great little book

simple story, brilliantly written. recommended to me by a school kid and he knew what he was talking about!

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great book

i used to read these when I was younger and I still love them. the only thing I would change is the reader but apart from that I can't fault it. he did well none the less.

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Amazing you need to listen to.Must read it as well already brought another four. Amazing

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Best book ever

It is one of my favourite books ever
It has such a good storyline
I love it

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obsessed with the series

loved it. I've read it before. but for my first book in audible it made it that much better

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-12-17

The narrator is fantastic

I read this book a while back when I was much younger. The narrator nailed his performance, making my second time with the book even better than the first.

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  • Diego
  • 20-07-17

Good listen

It was a good, short listen. Absolutely going to listen to other cherub books.
5/5

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  • Tamara
  • 30-12-15

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.

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  • Hylie Barton
  • 08-11-18

Story was entertaining enough

Though not especially realistic, the story was decent and I enjoyed listening with my 13 year old. The narrator had decent voices but the narration had awkward pauses and then sometimes no pause when transitioning from one part of the story to another.

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  • LumbeeChief
  • 29-07-16

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

Brilliantly read and written!

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