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Into the Gauntlet

Into the Gauntlet

Escrito por Margaret Peterson Haddix

Narrado por David Pittu


Into the Gauntlet

Escrito por Margaret Peterson Haddix

Narrado por David Pittu

valoraciones:
4.5/5 (109 valoraciones)
Longitud:
7 horas
Publicado:
Aug 31, 2010
ISBN:
9780545285230
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

Throughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan Cahill have uncovered history's greatest mysteries and their family's deadliest secrets. But are they ready to face the truth about the Cahills and the key to their unmatched power? After a whirlwind race that's taken them across five continents, Amy and Dan face the most the difficult challenge yet- a task no Cahill dared to imagine. When faced with a choice that could change the future of the world, can two kids succeed where 500 years worth of famous ancestors failed?
Publicado:
Aug 31, 2010
ISBN:
9780545285230
Formato:
Audiolibro

Sobre el autor

Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm in Ohio. As a kid, she knew two girls who had the exact same first, middle, and last names and shared the same birthday—only one year apart—and she always thought that was bizarre. As an adult, Haddix worked as a newspaper reporter and copy editor in Indiana before her first book, Running Out of Time, was published. She has since written more than forty books for kids and teens, including the Greystone Secrets series, the Shadow Children series, the Missing series, the Children of Exile series, and lots of stand-alones. Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio, where they raised their two kids. You can learn more about her at www.haddixbooks.com.


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  • (5/5)
    This is a wonderful (early) young adult series. I enjoyed all 10 books; they get really interesting with a lot of character development toward the last few books. Highly recommended.
  • (5/5)
    It was a great way to end the series and all of the adventure and dangers Amy and Dan went through kept me reading.
  • (4/5)
    The way the authors of this series blend fact with fiction is absolutely astounding to me. I feel compelled to look up every little "fact" stated to see if it's true or simply part of the Cahill canon, but I stop myself because I REFUSE to destroy the temporary suspension of disbelief with this series (at least until I've finished it).
  • (5/5)
    This was originally supposed to be the last book in the 39 Clues series, and it does wrap up the hunt for the 39 clues in a very satisfying way! Haddix manages to keep the tension up throughout the 43 chapters in this book. Because all of the Cahill families are racing for the final clue, we get to see each of the main characters in the book grow and develop (or, in one case, become even more evil). Due to a rained out baseball tournament, my son and I sped through the final seven chapters in this book yesterday, unable to put it down. There is an eleventh book in the series now, but it starts a new plot line. Needless to say, we're starting that one this morning. This series has really engaged my fourth-grade son.
  • (4/5)
    Margaret ends this series with a bang. You don't know what to expect in each chapter in this book.
  • (5/5)
    After reading the 9th book I didn't think that the end of this series could possibly end this way. I thought that they would all team up and find the last clue, the end but I was not expecting it to end like this. When I started reading the first book, the maze of bones I had thought that since there were 39 clues there would be 39 books. One clue per book. In the 39th book Amy and Dan find the last clue, put them together and rule the world and all that stuff they were told they would get. I even thought that there might be a 40th book describing what happened after they assemble all the clues. But the real ending is very different yet still very exciting.
  • (5/5)
    one of my favorite books, lots of action and mystery
  • (4/5)
    The final installment to the series brings all the characters and plot threads together for a final climax that more or less delivers on all the promises from previous books. Albeit somewhat predictable in ways, I finished this book with a sense of satisfaction that the entire series actually pulled it off: Ten books in less than three years, with (I think?) eight different authors and a continuous story arc. I have no idea what the sales were like for this series, but it was a fantastic concept (the multimedia format was brilliant) and each book kept up the pace with great action, storytelling, and character continuity (with the exception of a blip here and there).On the whole, I'm satisfied with the ending of this series, though I did feel a bit irked over one thing... it's fairly clear there will be more to come. Not the same thing exactly, but the setup is there for another series -- I have mixed feelings about that (can they really repeat this series' success?), but if it manages to maintain the quality and intensity of this one, I'm sure it'll do just fine.
  • (3/5)
    You have the chance to walk away with a million dollars, or participate in a clue hunt. The ultimate prize? Being the most POWERFUL person in the whole world. Normally, you or I would've left with the million dollars. Amy and Dan haven't. They ditched the million dollars, and went for the clue hunt. Throughout the series, Amy and Dan have traveled to many places such as France, Austria, Italy, Japan, Egypt, Russia, Australia, South Africa, China, the Carribean, and England. In the final book of the 39 Clues series, Into the Gauntlet, Margaret Haddix takes us to the end of this clue hunt.
  • (4/5)
    Dan & Amy (and Nelly) head to England to visit Statford-upon-Avon for one of the final clues as the other teams begin realizing they are relying more and more on Dan & Amy. After the shocking revelation about the Madrigals in book 9, the siblings sprint to the finish to discover that the ultimate prize is something none of them could have imagined-- and something that seems impossible to achieve. A great finish to a good series, with the promise of a spin-off to come. Highly recommended, even to my high schoolers looking for a fun and rewarding read.
  • (5/5)
    The final book in the series begins, Amy Dan and Nellie find themselves in London. Upon entering their motel room they find an envelope. Amy and Dan feel like their mission is an impossible one. Nellie doesn't want to give up since she is now an honorary Madrigal like Dan and Amy. The action begins right up front when a monkey steals their clue. Amy and Dan understand enough of the clue to know that they need to go to a Shakespearean play at the famous Globe Theater. From their the action continues to grow. What is neatly tied up in this book is the fact that you start to see the characters doubt the reasons they are after the clue and make it a possible reality for Dan and Amy to succeed in their mission. What is that mission? You'll need to read this action packed book to find out. I loved them all and hate to see them go. Hopefully we will hear more from Dan, Amy and Nellie in the future.
  • (4/5)
    Solid conclusion to a fun series. I've enjoyed these books as a great escape. No, they are not even remotely plausible, but seriously, who cares? Does everything have to be so serious? Why not have a little fun and excitement? Dan and Amy have been to China, to Africa, to Mount Everest, to Venice, and in this one, they're heading to England.The previous book answered the big questions about what was going on, who was behind the deaths of Dan and Amy's parents, and who they could really trust. It was a little heavy! But this time around, it's a race to the finish to get that final clue and put it all together. It's also a chance to wrap up all those storylines that have been woven in through the series. Everyone gets a chance to end their story - Jonah Wizard, the Kabras, the Holts, and all the rest. Dan and Amy have struggled throughout to know who they could trust and they've taken some chances. But there's really only one enemy here, and they're all going to have to figure out how to work together if they want to win.This is a great series to read with kids, either at home or at school, and get them interested in geography, foreign culture, and history. From Mozart to Shaka Zulu, there's a lot to get kids interested in the past. They're all fast reads and this is a great ending.
  • (4/5)
    I have read the entire 39 clues series, and this is the best of the bunch. Different authors have given the characters different voices. Some seemed to be trying to force the story. Margaret Peterson Haddix has given the characters the most natural feeling of all the books. This wrap up to the clue hunt is the longest in the series, but it is also the most compelling.
  • (4/5)
    The 10th and final installment of the the "39 clues series" Amy and Dan come to the end of their search for the 39 clues.
  • (5/5)
    It is my favorite one in this great great 39 clues sieres
  • (5/5)
    GREAT BOOK! The suspension was very suspenseful. It was really great!
  • (5/5)
    This book rocks!! I love how they end this part of the series.

    You really see how the kids change from beginning to end.
  • (4/5)
    Amy and Dan Cahill have been battling time in trying to find the clues to the power which could rule the world - wanting to keep it away from the "evil" branches of the family. The final clue is located in England and is related to William Shakespeare. The journey that these two have taken through this and the previous books and shown how they have grown and matured as well as when to trust and when not to.A series that I will definitely suggest for my grandchildren.
  • (5/5)
    great book in general
  • (3/5)
    I can't help thinking that this book was a bit of a disappointing end to this part of the series.
  • (4/5)
    Amy and Dan are nearly at the finish line. After the revelations made to them by their Uncle Fiske at the end of the last book, though, they no longer know what they are fighting for. The siblings now know they are Madrigals (Nellie too), and they learned that their branch desires for the other branches of the Cahill family to be reunited. Their whole world has been turned upside down.By this point, Amy and Dan have realized that the 39 clues lead to a recipe of some sort, creating a serum that delivers the consumer enhanced power in all areas of Cahill genius: creativity, brilliance, athletic prowess, and cunning and strategics. Most of the other teams have figured this out, as well. They have collected their own share of the clues/ingredients, but no one has all 39. Now, however, Amy and Dan are trying to obtain the serum not for their own advancement, but to help bring their extended family together. Amy and Dan receive a tip off that the next clue is at a Shakespeare performance at the reconstructed Globe theater. Midway through the performance, they see they are not the only team to figure this out. In fact, every other team in play in the series shows up, including the Starling triplets, who have been out of the race since the explosion in the first book. A battle royal breaks out in the theater, but Amy and Dan don't get caught in the tussle. They know enough to figure out their next stop is Stratford upon Avon. At Shakespeare's cemetery, though, all the teams have shown up again, except the evil Isabel Kabra. Ian and Natalie are acting strange, and everyone is behaving oddly civil. Dan finds the next clue when he makes a tombstone rubbing for his collection, and putting the pieces together, Amy and Dan learn the coordinates of the Madrigal stronghold, their next destination. I enjoyed watching all the teams come together for the first time since the hunt began. Generally, Amy and Dan only have one or two teams to deal with at a time, which makes sense, as the clues lead teams all over the world. In fact, when I first read the theater scene, I thought it was too contrived, until I learned the Madrigals had tipped everyone off. The Madrigals feel the time is right to attempt another reconciliation, and they are manipulating everyone (even Amy and Dan) to force them into the moment. Makes sense, and the whole group interacting was a new and fun experience. The author did a really nice job juggling so many different characters in a way that only added to the story. I even felt close to the Starlings, and they've been absent in the previous eight books. I do think if the authors intended to bring them back in at the ending, they should have worked them into some of the earlier stories. I know this series has a different author for each new novel, but I would think the long-term planning would have addressed that issue. Nonetheless, Sinead and her brothers add to the anticipation that events are heading towards a climax. Amy and Dan beat the others to the Madrigal Island, but just barely. Soon, the Holts are climbing the sheer cliff face, and the other teams are disembarking from boats or parachuting in. The familiar habit of competition is undermined when the Madrigal design forces teams to work together. One person from each branch has to touch the elevator keypad, and everyone is supposed to work together to answer questions drawing on knowledge from all of the branches to progress deeper into the cave. By the time the teams are in the cave, their numbers have been reduced to mainly the children, besides Alistair, because the elevator could only hold so many. They soon enter the gauntlet, a long hallway filled with sealed doors that call on the Cahills to work together to open them. Yet the ingrained competition remains, and everyone knows that they are just biding their time until they can get their hands on the final clue first. Ian and Natalie reveal that they tricked their mom into heading to the wrong destination, and it's only a matter of time before she catches up to them all. Then the explosions start, and the sealed doors are hanging open, and the Cahills realize something is amiss in the gauntlet. When they reach the final laboratory, one person has somehow beaten them to the prize: Isabel Kabra. Now the teams must work together if they hope to survive the evil Lucian. The first adventure ends here, although the series does have one more book, to work as an epilogue and a preview to the second 39 Clues series. The 39 Clues venture has been successful enough to create two more follow-up series, a set of short ebook novellas, and a collection of prequel novels. I understand why. The books combine treasure hunting adventure stories with an underdog story and complicated relationships. I have had a lot of fun reading these stories. This book, the climax to the first series, continues the tradition of clues buried in history and a quick plot that rolls to a suspenseful conclusion. Isabel is a horrible woman and a fitting antagonist for the end of the hunt. The final confrontation is filled with menace and emotion, although the way Isabel was finally defeated was a bit underwhelming. Despite that, this book is a strong conclusion to a series with a great premise and stories that became stronger as the series progressed. Yes, I'm a middle-aged woman, and I'm into this series. Someday my girls will be old enough to share the fun adventure with me.
  • (4/5)
    Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix is the end of the initial hunt for the 39 Clues. There is an 11th book — a collection of four short stories — that spins off a new series: Cahills vs. Vespers.The clues have taken Dan and Amy around the world and now they are back in Europe — England, this time. Their last clue hinges on Shakespeare and his play, Loves Labour Lost. If you know a thing or two about the Bard (or have seen "The Shakespeare Code" episode of Doctor Who) you've heard of the "lost" sequel, Loves Labour Won.Me being a fan of Doctor Who, and perfectly willing to imagine him having adventures in all sorts of different stories, I have no problem believing he's an honorary Madrigal. Regardless, this volume is all about the Madrigals and their behind the scenes role in the Cahill successes.As with all the other branches, the Madrigals have a hideout. That's where everything comes to a head an truth behind the 39 Clues is finally revealed. I found their compound a little hard to swallow but seeing how all the remaining teams reacted to reaching the end was fascinating.
  • (5/5)
    The book Into the Gauntlet is about Amy and Dan, and the rest of the Cahill family. In this book Amy and Dan are trying to find the last clues and one of them involves Shakespear. The Madrigas(fith branch of the Cahill family) which Amy and Dan belong to, want the hunt for the 39 clues to end peacefully. Dan and Amy just want to win so that their evil reitives don't and so the world isn't ruled by them. Later in the book all the families children end up on the island where the last clue should be and start working together. In the end they discover that they don't always have ro fight, and all the teams give their clues to Amy and Dan, they also discover and deafeat the on;y real evil reitive Isabel Kabra. They also each get a million dollars. I liked the is book because it was exiting. It also showed that your first impressin of people can be wrong and that people can change. It also shows you that even that most ordinary of people can acomplish great things. The book is also heartwarming and has a happy ending. The book keeps you interested but also teaches you things like shakespear envented the word puke, and was realy good with insultes. It also teaches you morals. I would recomend reading this book.