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Overview

Here is a thrilling adventure story about a mysterious underground world, read by Jack Davenport.

Fourteen-year-old Will Burrows lives with his parents and younger sister Rebecca in London. He has little in common with any of them, except for a passion for digging, which he shares with his father, a museum curator and doctor of archaeology. When his father suddenly disappears after a row with his mother, the police believe he has just gone away for a while to cool down. But Will is unconvinced, and decides to investigate with his best friend, Chester.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536632637
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Series: Tunnels Series , #1
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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Tunnels 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Patton-Athenae More than 1 year ago
This story really brought something new to the table. However, I couldn't shake the feeling that I was just too old to be reading this book. I love good fiction with a passion...and this wasn't too bad in terms of story and content. It just had a very juvenile approach that I never experienced from other books like Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia. And that's not to say that "Tunnels" is comparable to those books...because it's not. It is a very different novel and I can't place what it is that makes it different other than that it is just very conservative. The authors never push any boundaries...every instance of danger is just not dangerous enough, every instance of creepiness is just not creepy enough. It was all very "PG" and I think it would have been better off as a "PG-13" story. In terms of the book itself, I think it had a killer hook. The problem is, the hook doesn't pull you in until a few chapters in. Which is basically the major flaw the book had in my opinion: it was a great concept but it took too long to cut to the chase whenever a major event was going to take place. While reading this book, I got to a really dull section and I ended up putting the book down for a few months until I could get interested in it again. I've never actually had to do that with a book that I was reading for fun, but something brought me back to it and I'm really glad I read it through to the end. The only other problem I had with the book is that the main character never really acted his age. I always found myself wondering, "how old is this kid again?" The characters in general were well described but not well established as people. Overall I think that this is a GOOD book for someone in Junior High School. I also think that this entire book is really only HALF of a story that takes too long to play out. The ending is great and somewhat shocking but was not worthy of being the end to a story like this. It seems as if the authors specifically wrote this book so that it would have a sequel and I didn't appreciate that. Worth the read but definitely not for young adult.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An outstanding fresh novel with vivid descriptions and wonderful characters.At first, it´s a bit childish but then, as it develops, it gets darker and better. I loved it, and the ending is so good I can barely wait to read the second part. There are several novels that have achieved undeserved fame, I think, like Twilight, but this one definitely deserves it. Fabulous. One of my favorite books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and fun! This book makes me wonder about the underground world! A lot of adventure and action that will make you read it every single day until you finish it! Exciting for all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This, so far has been the best book I have ever read. I still truly can't believe that it was written of bordom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My parents got mad at me for staying up too late on school nights reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great for kids looking for something to fill the void left by the conclusion of the Harry Potter series. However, Tunnels is more Science Fiction than Fantasy- so, no magic, dragons, or castles to be found. Will Burrows is an interesting character who will appeal to kids. There were parts that were a little scary, so I would recommend this for children ages 10 and up. Overall, a great read and leaves you waiting for the sequel.
suitedude55 More than 1 year ago
This book was good. It was exciting, but i guess i expcpected too much when they go underground because i seemed to like them better when they were on Topsoil(Earth). Other than that, this book is great, i really am hoping Deeper is 10 times better than this one! Try this one out if you are considering it.
IsaacW on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Tunnels is a new book about a boy (Will Burrows) who has nothing in common with his family - except for a strange link with his father because they both have a strange obsession for archaeological digs. Will's father dissapears after some strange occurences and he must rely on his new friend Chester to help him find his father. Through out the book Will uncovers the strange truth about his family and begins to look on his life in a whole different way.This is a dark and exciting book that was an interesting read. It is a great book if you like science-fiction and fantasy.
Jaie22 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yay! For once a book about secret underground things that lived up to its hype. Some similarity to Holes in the writing style or the relationship between the friends or something, somehow. Watch for the sequel in 2009!
paeonia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are some good moments in this adventure story, but it takes a long time to get going. I understand that this book is intended to be the first in a series, but there are an awful lot of loose ends and unexplained coincidences which left me frustrated rather than looking for more. Characterization was also problematic and often sacrificed to plot. Why was poor Chester, a major character in the first half of the book, left in a jail cell for the second half? A note on the cover of the book says Tunnels will soon be a motion picture - I think that is what the authors had in mind from the beginning, and it shows in the writing.
takieya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I quite enjoyed Tunnels, though it was much different than I'd imagined. The world that Will finds under the streets of London was not what I expected, and I'm curious to see what will happen in the sequel when it comes out. If you like stories about hidden worlds and clashing of cultures, this story will be interesting to you. I highly recommend reading it.
ewyatt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Will Burrows is a digger. He has gone with his dad on digs and has started one of his own. Will is thrilled when Chester shows interest in this activity too. When Will's dad disappears and they find these mysterious, shadowy people around town, Chester and Will start digging to find him. What they do discover is an underground world that is full of mystery, danger, and secrets. This book has twists and turns that caught me by surprise, and it was dark! It's clearly a set-up for a series as the end left me hanging a bit. The sixth grade book club enjoyed the book!
LeHack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Will and his dad go on "digs" together in London where they have found underground tunnels. Will's dad is curator of a very odd museum, the kind people visit once and never come back, as Will states in the book. When Will's dad goes missing, Will and his friend, Chester, with clues, think they can find him. Will's sister, Rebecca, doesn't share their interests and the boys don't tell her what they are up to. The book is filled with fantasy characters, a London setting, underground labyrinthes. It was an enjoyable read, definitely something that would interest older children and young adults. It is being touted as the "next Harry Potter" by Scholastic, who also published Harry Potter novels. I can't see it. The Harry Potter books were very unique and appealed to youth and adult alike. I think someone has an option for a film, but it remains to be seen how the film fares.
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Rioghan_Celt More than 1 year ago
Will Burroughs is a young man who has grown to share his father's love of Archeology and excavations. The young man has even started digging his own projects in a landfill outside of town. One day he and his father stumble across a massive man made excavation under their town, and in the days that follow, Will's father disappears, and strange people begin to follow Will. With the help of his friend Chester, Will begins to investigate the mystery of his father's sudden absence, and finds a hidden tunnel in his father's basement. As he travels deeper beneath the surface, Will discovers a civilization that has moved underground to escape the influence of the rest of world's population. Thus begins a dark adventure in the bowels of the earth!
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