Paraworld Zero (Unabridged Audiobook-12.5 Hours)
- Artist: Matthew Peterson
- Format: CD
- Release Date:5/26/2009
Reviewers are calling Matthew Peterson's award-winning and best-selling young adult novel a 'Harry Potter meets Star Wars!' Twelve-year-old earthling, Simon Kent, stumbles upon a secret that thrusts him into a bizarre adventure filled with magic, technology and deadly out-of-this-world creatures. He discovers a true friend, confronts his inner demons and becomes the savior to a peculiar race of people, when all he truly wants is to find his way back home. Parallel to Simon's adventures is a mystery involving a catlike spy and a magical swordsman who both struggle to maintain peace among the paraworlds. But evil lurks in unexpected places, and few people can be trusted. Their paths ultimately lead them to Simon: the one boy who might be able to prevent the biggest assassination attempt in the known paraverse. The unabridged audiobook of Paraworld Zero is 12 hours and 28 minutes long (10 CDs). It contains over 100 unique character voices narrated by Matthew and Alicia Peterson, who have both performed in numerous musicals and plays. Accomplishments for Paraworld Zero: - Hit the Barnes & Noble and Amazon Online Bestseller Lists! - Winner of the National Indie Excellence Awards - Winner of the London Book Festival - Two-time Winner of the Los Angeles DIY Book Festival - Second Place in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Finalist in the ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards - Two-time Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read - Flamingnet TOP CHOICE Award for Young Adult Fiction - 3rd Place for the Preditors and Editors Best SF Novel Award - Honorable Mentions from the Hollywood, New York, New England, and Beach Book Festivals Reviews of Paraworld Zero: '...stirring audio adaptation that the whole family can enjoy, perfect for long car trips. Highly recommended.' - Midwest Book Review 'Mr. Peterson has begun what looks like could become the next big young adult series. I was spellbound from the very beginning. I loved how someone [as] average as Simon turned out to be more than anyone could ever imagine.' - Fallen Angel Reviews (Recommended Read) 'For a first time novelist Peterson shows a good grasp of what makes a book exciting, injecting his novel with a cracking pace, endearing characters - and the story's breakneck climax is well worth the wait... I wouldn't be surprised if the book wasn't optioned for a film sometime in the future... well worth buying...' - Sci-fi Online 'It's rollicking adventure style reminds this reader of a cross between Harry Potter's adventures and those of Artemis Fowl. Colorful characters, fast-paced adventure, and clever humor make this an interesting read.' - Teens Read Too '...I greatly enjoyed the story... a must read for anyone who loves fantasy and for anyone who loves a good adventure/coming-of-age novel.' - Flamingnet TOP CHOICE Award 'The story follows young Simon Kent, an orphan and a victim of bullies, as he is suddenly catapulted into a series of adventures by an encounter with a young student of magic.' - School Library Journal '...tale of magic, mayhem, and maturation... action packed... A reasonable blend of science fiction and fantasy, Simon's adventures should appeal to middle schoolers...' - VOYA '...murderous villains, mighty warriors, goddess-like women, impossible problems and some of the wildest chases since the Keystone Kops. More fun than a barrel of computer games. Read it. Trust me, you'll have a terrific time on that borderland.' - Douglas Hill (bestselling author of nearly 70 books) 'Flame throwing pigeons and demonic dumpsters. Funny and imaginative.' - Maria V. Snyder (New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study) About the Author: Matthew Peterson is an award-winning writer, second degree black belt in karate, Eagle scout, computer programmer and former missionary. He lives in Arizona with his wife, five boys and their giant African tortoise.