Mister Monday: The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1 (Unabridged)
by Garth Nix
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Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Arthur is safe, but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with bloodstained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back, even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him. Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house, a house that only he can see. It is in this house that Arthur must unravel the secrets of the key, and discover his true fate.
GREAT BOOK SERIES on par with Harry Potter!!
If you love Harry Potter and want to get immersed in another fantastic fantasy world.... then get hooked on KEYS TO THE KINGDOM!!
I have the whole series and I have listened to all 7 books probably three times each. I so wish there were more books!!
So if you like Harry Potter, this fantastic series should appeal to you as well. And its not a rip off of Harry Potter. It is its own unique concept. The mythology, story, characters and quest that Garth Nix has created is all so wonderful, so inventive, so exciting, and so captivating!
One caution though...I'm in love with this series so much I gave the first book to friends but they started reading the beginning and gave up!! I guess it wasn't instantly great to them so it didn't live up to my huge hype. However, I think if they had read past chapter one, they would have been hooked. So DON'T stop on this book! Its so hard for me to imagine anyone not at least liking the story if not loving it. Once you have read book one, you'll need to go on to the next and the next.
The best part of getting this in the audio book format is that Alan Corduner is a phenomenal narrator!! He makes the most amazing and distinct voices for each of the characters and really brings them all to life! I think I may not have loved the series AS much if I had just read a physical book myself. So yes, get the audio books, they are the best!!
I hope I can influence at least one person to give KEYS TO THE KINGDOM a try. If it brings enjoyment to your life as it has mine then that will be wonderful!
I love this series, and the audiobook does not disappoint!
I am extremely happy with my purchase :)
wwwwaaaayyy beeeettteeerr the HP
Harry potter is ok but this is way!! better!!