• The Shadow Thieves

  • The Cronus Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Anne Ursu
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

See that girl, the one with the bright red hair, overstuffed backpack, and aura of grumpiness? That's Charlotte Mielswetzski. And something extra-ordinary is about to happen to her.

Oh, it's not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere and demands to go home with her. It's not the sudden arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he's the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. It's not her creepy English teacher Mr. Metos, who takes his mythology lessons just a little too seriously. And it's not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere.

What's so extraordinary is not any one of these things.... It's all of them. And when Charlotte's friends start to get sick one by one, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure. Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face rhyme-loving Harpies, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood.

Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil. And then they discover that the fate of every person - living and dead - is in their young hands.

In her dazzling debut for young listeners, Anne Ursu weaves a tale of myth and adventure, danger and magic that will keep listeners engrossed until the very last secret is revealed.

©2006 Anne Ursu (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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I listened to this for school and fell in love! Cassandra (the narrator) does a magnificent job and I love how they do different voices for different characters! this made the experience that much better! it's funny, I believe that Cassandra is just what I imagine Charlotte sounding like, which I'm not complaining.

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Perfect pre Percy Prep

For that reader itching to read PercyJackson, but needs some easy prep, this is the perfect book. The story line, the humorous narrator, and the “young” voice of the reader Cassandra are a perfect set. Ursu helps even the young reader with clear explanations throughout.

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