Goosebumps HorrorLand #3

Monster Blood for Breakfast!
Letto da: Charlie McWade
Durata: 2 ore e 29 min
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Sintesi dell'editore

For an athlete like Matt Daniels, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's also the most dangerous. That's because somebody is about to pull a mean prank. The recipe is simple: Just add Monster Blood.

As if Matt's problems weren't big and slimy enough, a surprise invitation will lead to even more trouble. How long can Matt survive inside a terrifying theme park? Not very long if his friends keep disappearing!

©2008 Scholastic Inc. (P)2008 Scholastic Inc.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lisa
  • 29/09/2008

my rview

i think this audio is very good it is easy to understand because the narrtor speaks clearly.

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  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21/02/2015

The Decline Starts

***About This Story***
Matt is a popular kid on the swim team at school with a neighbor, Bradley, that he dislikes immensely. Bradley gets carte blanche at his house because Matt's mother feels sorry for him, and Bradley takes advantage of this by eating all the food, wearing Matt's favorite clothes, and using Matt's computer without asking. Matt does not take any of this well. Bradley and he fight a few times at school, and ultimately Matt is tricked into eating some Monster Blood, which makes him grow when he touches water. At first, he thinks it's cool--he can swim faster and is super strong. But soon, he realizes that he can't stop the effects and is growing out of control.

Monster Blood was a feature in the old Goosebumps series, spawning four other books about a completely different character. I remember reading Monster Blood and Monster Blood II, and in both stories the monster blood affected animals (a small dog and a hamster). I think this story would have been more successful if it had returned to that theme rather than showcasing a kid that grows into a Hulk-like creature.

***Kid's Reaction**'
Unfortunately, this book is the beginning of a brief downward spiral in the Horrorland series. It was a weird story, but in no way scary or exciting. I believe my kid didn't like it as much because the focus was always on how annoying Bradley was or how much the adults were oblivious to what was going on--which is fine when it comes to supernatural events but very frustrating when it comes to normal, everyday interactions amongst kids. My stepdaughter commented several times, "Why won't the adults believe him?" and got annoyed. Also, there are some logic inconsistencies. For example, why doesn't Matt's plants return to normal? Even my 11-year-old wondered about that one. She gives this book 3.5/5 stars--worth listening to once (and only once).

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  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Mary J Williamson
  • 18/04/2019

Confusing?

Huh? kind of stops abruptly and you don't know what is happening. it was not necessarily a waste of time just kind of confusing.

1 person found this helpful

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Jennifer
  • 27/12/2011

good fun

What did you love best about Goosebumps HorrorLand #3?

My daughter enjoys the audio books. I enjoy that she plays quietly and listens. The TV and video games are OFF. Its a fun story. Gross and fun.

What other book might you compare Goosebumps HorrorLand #3 to and why?

not sure

Have you listened to any of Charlie McWade’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. He does a great job in all.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when he was growing out of the pool

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Charmonique Willis
  • 15/06/2019

Great

I enjoyed this little story I am actually a 27 year old woman and i still find these books interesting.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Matt Jachera
  • 17/07/2015

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