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The Houdini Escape (The 39 Clues: The Cahill Files #4)

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ebook, 90 pages
Published August 7th 2012
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Rebecca Cartwright
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The book was fine but I’m not really enjoying these shorter stories that have gone off on a tangent from the main characters. I know that I am not even remotely the target audience but the original 39 Clues books appealed to me even though they were clearly children’s books whereas the newer books don’t really have much more to them than the basic adventure which will appeal to younger readers but not to me. I miss the characters that I’ve grown to know, particularly Amy, and want to know
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Nickie
Harry as a child has a lot of responsibility already in his life. He has two jobs to help support his family. One of which is a weekend card trick gig. He comes home to find out that the Vespers have broken into his home and will be back to destroy his family next if he doesn't take action. This leads to Harry recognizing and utilizing his talents that he eventually goes on to become famous for.
Yukiraking
This one was wrought full of danger and suspense. I loved the chosen narrator, Harry, and the struggles he faced were so real, and humbling compared to the rest of the Cahill family's troubles in the main 39 Clues series. His determination to keep his family safe and fed made me love him as a character all the more. It was great to read about a famous escape artist working toward Cahill family goals and I enjoyed the fact that he didn't have much information to go on at all. All he knew (which w ...more
Lily
I really liked this book. I loved hearing about Cahills from different times. It is really interesting.
JCS bookworm
Pretty good but I wanted more in the ending.
Robert
I was pretty disappointed after reading this. Boring as in! It lacks more action, more character development as the story flows by, It was very puny, and it never made me excited for Harry's adventure. I don't buy magics and trick that much which was Harry's job. Stay away from this if you don't want to sleep in the middle of reading it.
Jovy
Very plausible story...I liked it very much. I just wished that there would have been a more detailed information about the artifact - was it really a map? if it was, what's the treasure (is it still the map that would lead to Gideon's ring)... Obviously the end game for the vespers would always be world domination.
Christian
Houdini is a fascinating character, so I liked giving him a backstory and tying him into the Cahill world. The plotting was a bit slow in this one, which is unfortunate in a novella.
Alice
I expected something more thrilling, more adventurous.
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