Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow by James Rollins audiobook

Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow

By James Rollins
Read by Pedro Pascal

HarperCollins, HarperFestival

The Jake Ransom Series: Book 1

8.25 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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When a mysterious envelope arrives for Jake Ransom, he and his older sister, Kady, are plunged into a gripping chain of events. An artifact found by their parents—on the expedition from which they never returned—leads Jake and Kady to a strange world inhabited by a peculiar mix of long-lost civilizations, a world that may hold the key to their parents' disappearance. But even as they enter the gate to this extraordinary place, savage grackyls soar across the sky, diving to attack. Jake's new friends, the pretty Mayan girl Marika and the Roman Pindor, say the grackyls were created by an evil alchemist—the Skull King. And as Jake struggles to find a way home, it becomes obvious that what the Skull King wants most is Jake and Kady—dead or alive.

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Summary

Summary

When a mysterious envelope arrives for Jake Ransom, he and his older sister, Kady, are plunged into a gripping chain of events. An artifact found by their parents—on the expedition from which they never returned—leads Jake and Kady to a strange world inhabited by a peculiar mix of long-lost civilizations, a world that may hold the key to their parents' disappearance.

But even as they enter the gate to this extraordinary place, savage grackyls soar across the sky, diving to attack. Jake's new friends, the pretty Mayan girl Marika and the Roman Pindor, say the grackyls were created by an evil alchemist—the Skull King. And as Jake struggles to find a way home, it becomes obvious that what the Skull King wants most is Jake and Kady—dead or alive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This rollicking adventure story is a wonderfully startling mix of ancient Mayan culture, archeologists, prehistoric animals, and evil personified in the form of the Skull King...This...will definitely be a favorite with younger readers.” Children’s Literature
“A quick, fun read.”  VOYA
“A rollicking good story.” Publishers Weekly
“Readers...will be caught up in the adventure, particularly those who are interested in Mayan culture. The characters are likable, especially Jake and Pindor, who experience the insecurities of most teens. Unanswered questions surrounding their parents’ disappearance and the connection between Jake and the Skull King will have readers eagerly looking for the next installment in the series.”  School Library Journal
“The author’s first for children starts out as a realistic thriller but takes a big left turn into fantasy without abandoning the thrills...An author of science-fiction-tinged adventures for adults, Rollins has created a page-turning first volume in a series that will have readers with elastic suspension of disbelief clamoring for the next volume.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: James Rollins

Author Bio: James Rollins

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, he has a knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality that has been hailed by critics and embraced by millions of readers around the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English