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The 39 Clues Book Three

The Sword Thief
Narrated by: David Pittu
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)
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Summary

There's only one rule in the race to find 39 Clues hidden around the world: TRUST NO ONE.

But when the hunt leads 14-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, to Japan, their only chance to find the third Clue seems to lie with their unreliable uncle, Alistair Oh. Will they be foolish enough to make an alliance? With a Clue on the line, Amy and Dan might not have a choice. But in the Cahill family, trusting your relatives can get you killed.

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

©2009 Scholastic Inc. (P)2009 Scholastic Inc.

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great story !

loved it!! But the book kept stopping and starting when I am listening it has put me off buying the next one for now but enjoying the story

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  • Ravi Narayan
  • 13-06-15

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So so so so so so so so so AMAZING I loved it very much

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  • Elizabeth
  • 29-10-12

Kids and adults love the audio!

What did you love best about The 39 Clues, Book 3?

Digging into the historical "family members."

What other book might you compare The 39 Clues, Book 3 to and why?

Percy Jackson books - good charachters and historical references.

What about David Pittu’s performance did you like?

Good voices of characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Sometimes.

Any additional comments?

Book is enhanced by starting at Book 1

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  • Craig H.
  • 16-05-11

just read it

i cannot comment on every writer individually because the books sort of ran together for me during a week trip. I read them all and cannot pinpoint every writer.
I can say that they were all wonderful and have great stories mixed with history and geography. They can teach in a great fun exciting atmosphere.

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  • Pearl
  • 05-12-12

Entertainment at its best!

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

Yes. I'm a retired adult and I have so thoroughly enjoyed this series. I was skeptical at first because they were written by different authors, but it flowed so smoothly that you would not know it. It matters not what age you are, these stories are a wonderful escape and, for young minds (as well as older ones), the lessons are universal and timeless. It may have worked with any narrator, but David Pittu brought it alive. His ability to shift voices from the many characters in the books was mind-boggling. His Nelly was my all-time favorite.

What other book might you compare The 39 Clues, Book 3 to and why?

Listening and reviewing just one of the books doesn't do it justice. I would highly recommend the whole series be read from start to finish.

Have you listened to any of David Pittu’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

David Pittu makes it all come alive. I have not heard any of his other performances yet, but I plan to. This man is awesome.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Truly, I cannot look at any one book as a stand alone book. You need the whole series.

Any additional comments?

Great job and thank you to all of the contributors to this series, especially David Pittu for doing a one man show.

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  • Grace
  • 23-05-09

Intriguing

If you loved the "National Treasure" movies you're gonna love this book. Listening in the car allows us to discuss the history and clues and to stop the tape from time to time to try to predict what will happen next. Audiobooks have been great for keeping our commutes free from arguments, increasing our vocabulary as well as our basis for learning literature. My kids loved this book and we are looking forward to the next one coming out in June.

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  • Bruce
  • 06-01-19

Fast pace helps gloss over reality

The first three books remind me of the Baudelaire children in their bad luck with fire. It is as if Lemony Snicket unprevaricatively wrote the Carmon Sandiego series, seasoned with Wishbone historiography. The sagacious, temeritous, and lucky Amy and Dan Cahill do keep us glued to their adventure, allowing to slip by our notice that their world is equally unrealistic. Nobody who has travelled internationally by air would recognize the airport sequence as a real world event. Yakuza equipped with ninja technology? The Tokyo subway sequence is bizarre (btw 3rd rail type is rare). A 15th century white European Cahill as a progenitor of a powerful Japanese figure? And even if he did survive long enough to marry, I can guarantee his child would not speak English, upon which concept all the clues turn. A fun read, but would be more believable on another world.

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  • FieryNess
  • 20-11-18

Best book ever

This is the best book ever so much action
I love this series I want more of these books

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  • Marcus Kellermann
  • 08-06-17

Very good

I rated the book an A+ it was amazing I love how it is simple and you don't even need to have your phone on while you listen I definitely recommend it

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  • Anne
  • 21-12-15

AWESOME

I am listening with my 8 year old daughter. She loves this book. We liked 1 & 2 but this one is the best so far per her. I enjoy it as well.

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  • HiatTech
  • 20-11-15

great

it was greet the story was great and audio was great and overall was great!!!