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Day of Doom: The 39 Clues

Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 6
Narrated by: David Pittu
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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In Day of Doom, the legendary struggle between the Cahill family and the menacing Vespers finally comes to a head. A virtuoso performance from theater and voice actor David Pittu enhances the action, drama, and emotion as brave Cahill siblings Amy and Dan figure out Vesper One's terrifying endgame. It's up to Amy and Dan to stop the Vespers - or watch the world come to an end. Fast-paced and thrilling, the startling conclusion to this popular series is a must-listen.

Summary

International best seller David Baldacci pens the stunning conclusion to Cahills vs. Vespers!

David Baldacci is the author of 23 books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international best seller.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 David Baldacci (P)2013 Scholastic Inc.

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  • Karyn
  • 19-03-14

GOOD ENDING

This last book of the Vespers vs Cahills was a surprise to me. New it had to end, but the ending, sort of floored me. Very good though The whole series was good.

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  • Joy
  • 06-03-14

Not as bad as I thought

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After reading other reviews I almost didn't get this book. To make the collection complete, I did. This isn't as bad as some of the reviews make it out. Baldacci doesn't kill off everybody. Dan is back to being Dan and I liked that. It is a good finish and the right prevails which is what is supposed to happen. It is worth the read.

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  • Leslea
  • 02-05-13

The other bad reviews stink!

Where does Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 6: Day of Doom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Over all the books I've ever listened to, this book is on average.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I totally love Amy, she is so much like my self.

Which character – as performed by David Pittu – was your favorite?

Didn't have a favorite

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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So I was always going to read this book, I loved the whole series, but I read the reviews that said this book stinks. But I loved it! yes, it ended too quickly, but on the whole this was a totally great book. I was well pleased with the reading and with the story.

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  • Angelbaby
  • 12-02-20

The Fall of Vesper 1

Things are starting to turn around for Dan and Amy in this book, they have figured out that Isabel Cabra is Vesper 2, and they know that Shenade is a Vesper as well, and now they know what the Vespers are up to and why they had them running around getting different items for them. Dan, Amy, Atticus, and Jake are all trying to formulate a plan now to take the Vespers down and still save their family members who are still in captivity in an unknown place. Fenix finally was able to get ahold of a phone and he contacted Ian and Evan. with one last video sent to them by Vesper 1, Ted Starling blinked out morris code to them while they were being videoed to say good by to tell them who he thinks Vesper 1 is... Rylie Mcgraph, but there is a big secret about that.. the real Rylie Mcgraph has been dead for a while now. Ian, Evan, Hamilton, and Jonah were now taken by Shenade and what a surprise they take Ian to meet his mother Isabel and the story that she tells him has him convinced that he is on the wrong side of this clue race still. Now the Vespers have more hostages and with the group of hostages growing the vespers think it is time to move them to another location. Vesper 1 wants all the Cahills in one place when he pulls off his plan. Damion Vesper.. that name has been haunting the Vespers since the begining of time with Giddian Cahill. A long line of Damion Vespers have been the head of the Vespers organization, but this Damion has been ranked the most ruthless Vesper of all times. He had no remorse about killing anyone he kept to himself and he hated everone else on earth. While the kids were on their way to stop Vesper 1, Atticus figured out the real name of Vesper 1, he thought back to his mother a lot and figured out that her assistant Dave Sperdimon actually spelled Damion Vesper, and that this man is the one who killed his mother and they knew who he was and had been around him several times, they also figures out that AJT who had been texting Dan all this time was actually Vesper 2 -(isabel Cabra). Finally everyone is in Chicago and the real battle starts the Cahill's VS. the Vespers, this fight is one that is the biggest and the toughest for the family to get through, but with the help of Isabel Cabra Damion Vesper is eliminated, it is just sad that Natalie Cabra and Evan didn't make it to see the Cahill victory. This was a great ending to this story, I must say myself that I was shocked and was not expecting Isabel to come to the aid of her family like she did, even though she said she disowned her kids seeing one of them murdered by Vesper 1 was all it took for her to defend her family.

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  • Amanda Thornton
  • 07-08-19

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!!!

It was greeeaaaat! I loved loved loved loved loved loved loved loved loved loved it! It was so very great!

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  • Rebecca Sheldon
  • 13-09-17

too much swearing

all the other authors did a good job in the series. this author used swearing which is totally unnecessary in a children's book and his writing wasn't any better than the other authors.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-05-17

Please let it end

Maybe I'm alone on this one, but I think this series needs to end already. 39 clues, great, this one, decent, but they should have left it at that. I tried to start the first book in the next series, but can't. This book raps everything up so nicely, leaving some to the imagination of the reader which I always like. But oh well. Naturally this whole series has issues because of the multiple authors, but overall this one wasn't bad. It was certainly the best of the six.

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  • A
  • 22-03-13

Awesome

David Baldacci recovers the storyline from a disappointing book 5. Fantastic action, lots of unexpected twists and a truly mesmeric crescendo in a dramatic finale. As always David Pittu puts in another stunning performance. Bravo.

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  • Linda
  • 22-03-13

Mixed Feelings On This One

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

As a standalone book, no. As part of the series, yes. With reservations.

What could David Baldacci have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

A bit more depth, less rush. The historical aspect that made the previous books so enjoyable was virtually absent. What there was felt like a token effort. I'm not sure what constraints Mr. Baldacci was working under and how they affected the end product, but I wouldn't have minded a longer story that took the time to develop things more. There were other events in the story that seemed either token or...well, convenient...but as I can't go into those without giving away plot details, I'll refrain.

Which character – as performed by David Pittu – was your favorite?

Amy. And David Pittu has done an outstanding job with both series. Each of his characters is distinct and original.

Do you think Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 6: Day of Doom needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, I think reactions, emotions, and consequences need to be demonstrated. Perhaps more ebooks by Clifford Riley to bridge the gap between now and the start of the next series this fall.

Any additional comments?

I'm puzzled as to why Chapter 40--which is in the ebook version I have--is missing from the audio version. The narration goes directly from the end of Chapter 39 to bonus material and literally left me hanging. It was very jarring and disappointing. I thought I'd accidentally hit my player and advanced forward. Can or will a corrected version be made available?

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  • Mark Alan
  • 11-03-13

Disappointing...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Personally, I felt this book (especially where it is in the series) needed a different author, a different ending and better consistency of characters. Baldacci douldn't seem to effectively juggle the number of characters involved the series, so he either re-wrote them, killed them or created new ones to fit his whim. Did he even read the series before writing this book?.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I must be missing a chapter or or two... The ending, to me, felt rushed and left me scratching my head trying to figure out what Vesper kidnapped the author and wrote the final book! It failed in consistency of characters, continuity of storyline and lack of new character development. Too many unnecessary holes were created/left, not in anticipatory way either.

Which character – as performed by David Pittu – was your favorite?

David Pittu, was the saving grace of this book. He has been the one thing that remained most consistent through the series. Thankfully, he is gifted and brought the characters to the best light he could despite the author's limitations. For this book, I would have to say Pittu's performance best served Dan.

Do you think Cahills vs. Vespers, Book 6: Day of Doom needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes, hopefully to correct the fallout of Baldacci's work. Scholoastic already announced another 39 Clues series later this year.

Any additional comments?

Also this book didn't seem to have nearly the depth of historic element as the rest of the series. The item used in this story contained less material than the Smithsonians page dedicated to it. That was one thing I always appreciated about the series, walking away with a greater appreciation/curiousity of history. No mystery for us to solve here... more like riding a train that stops in the tunnel... Leaving us in the dark ;-o