eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.62 hours)
Product Number: Z100024414
Released: Aug 26, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739360866
Narrator/s: Nathaniel Parker
Publisher: Listening Library
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They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seat belt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood. This first book in a thrilling series by British writer Anthony Horowitz will have pulses racing from start to finish. From the Compact Disc edition.

Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Series: Alex Rider Adventure Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Aug 26, 2008

All formats/editions

Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Product Number EB00395144
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781101158265
Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Product Number 44657
Released: Oct 19, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428104952
Text - Paperback
Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
Product Number 14673
Released: Nov 07, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: #9780142406113

Professional reviews

"When Alex Rider is told his uncle died because he didn't have his seat belt done up, he doesn't believe it. When he finds his uncle's car ridden with bullet holes, he's pulled into a world straight out of James Bond. His uncle's employers, the Special Operations Division of MI-6, blackmail the 14-year-old into taking over his uncle's mission, sending him into dangers he couldn't possibly predict. Nathaniel Parker's narration is precise and even. His BBC announcer tones provide the story with an English background that allows the listener to concentrate on the cliff-hanger adventures, special toys, and frightening henchman particular to the British spy genre. This case is an intrigue suitable for the whole family. E.J.F. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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