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Publisher's Summary

When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, 14-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises. Then, armed with his own special set of secret gadgets, he's off on his first mission to Cornwall, where Middle-Eastern multi-billionaire Herod Sayle is producing his state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers - but there's more to Sayle than meets the eye....

©2000 Copyright © Anthony Horowitz, 2000. (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Great start to a good series

Listening to these on my way too and from work having read the first few when I was younger.

Oliver Chris adds an element with a strong command of accents and pacing that makes the story easy and enjoyable

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riveting

If you could sum up Stormbreaker in three words, what would they be?

this is a riveting book. It is a great non fiction especially for young teenagers.Us parents loved it too. well worth it.

What does Oliver Chris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

yes

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes but it goes for 9 hours

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  • Kathleen Esplan
  • 20-07-2015

Alex Rider is amazing ( or so I'm told)

I bought this for my son, he loves this series. He thinks Alex is amazing and he listened to this book from start to finish in one go and then listened to it again!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-2016

cool

Great. Really gripping and action packed in so many ways. Anthony Horowitz is a great author.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2015

Awesome

This audio book made me buy the whole Alex Rider series. It's so exciting and I can't wait to see if Anthony Horowitz has written anymore books/series like this. My parents have even read the series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Jenny Herron
  • 16-06-2016

a good start to a wonderful series

revisiting this book was like look at child photographs of a dear friend. I love the Alex Rider series but th1ey do get better as the series goes along. Here I can feel the beginnings of my beloved Alex and I can almost feel Anthony Hororwitz testing his strength as it were, trying to himself understand Alex so in later book he can fluidly and effortlessly write from the mindset if a 14 year old spy. The book itself is not brilliant passed and can at times be lack luster, but this book is the foundation in which Hororwitz's builds the complicated life of Alex and complex villains; each more serial and diabolical than the next. If love young adult fiction like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson but prefer when the stakes are higher like in hunger games or divergent then this is a must read but give it a chance and read the whole series.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Jonathan
  • 10-03-2016

Really gripping

This was a great story and I was gripped throughout. It's exciting to imagine Alex beginning his adventures and made me feel like I was a kid again. Brings back the days of the Famous Five!

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  • euan
  • 30-12-2015

very good book

If you could sum up Stormbreaker in three words, what would they be?

awesome,fun,cool

What other book might you compare Stormbreaker to, and why?

it is a very good book for people who like spy stories

What three words best describe Oliver Chris’s performance?

awesome,fun,cool

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes it was a very good story

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  • Christopher Kelso
  • 27-05-2018

Not for me

It wasn’t until I had already purchased this book I realised this book was aimed at a much younger audience then me.

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  • Julia Schröder
  • 26-05-2018

Thrilling story for younger listeners

This is a classic spy story and contains some exciting scenes. For me as an adult, a lot of the events and descriptions were a bit cliched and predictable, but for younger listeners, who haven‘t seen a million spy and action films, it should be a great listen. I would not recommend it for pre-teen children as there is some violence in it.

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  • A time to question
  • 03-04-2018

Amazing! 😆

Great book. The book really drags you into the story. You feel as if you are there with Alex Rider. It's wonderful!!!

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  • Miss
  • 24-01-2018

Romping

Probably because this is a story for children, the narrative gets straight into the story very quickly. There is no great character development, and the descriptions of the things are sparse and perfunctory.

However the tale is well spun and planned out. The narrator does a very good job at special voices for specific people, but oddly his ‘normal’ narration is a bit monotonous.