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The Gadgets (Alex Rider)

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- Brings to life the gadgets like never before
- Detailed descriptions of how each gadget works, including specific Alex Rider Adventure references
- Detailed blueprints of each gadget
- A fun stepping stone for fans eagerly awaiting the new Alex Rider novel
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 20th 2006 by Philomel (first published January 1st 2005)
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Nov 12, 2013 Sarah rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 12+
Recommended to Sarah by: Series
Although I knew this book would be short and expository in nature, I was excited to pick it up in order to see a few of the interesting gadgets Alex employs in his missions. I was disappointed. It did exactly what it advertised: showed a blueprint of the gadget described with information about its design, features, and uses. Still, it left out many of the gadgets I found particularly interesting, and included one from the CIA which wasn't even in any of the books. Most of the actual writing was ...more
Rubi Herrera
All I can say is, it was really cool to see how Alex's gadgets "worked" or potentially could work ;)
the drawing were amazing! :D
Ryoma Echizen
Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider: The Gadgets book by Anthony Horowitz is a popular book for kids. Unlike the other books I commented, this book is like a non fiction type book but fantasy. This book talks about the equipment that Alex Rider used in the first 5 books. It'll describe very carefully about the gadgets Alex Rider had used in the first 5 books.

I picked up this book because I thought it would be just as good as the Alex Riders chapter books.

I finished this book because I wanted to. It w
Rachel Lightwood
Jun 01, 2013 Rachel Lightwood rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the "Alex Rider" series
Recommended to Rachel by: My little brother.
Quirky and original. Perfect for fans of the Alex Rider series but otherwise probably not worth reading. Completed with detailed analyses of the various "gadgets" - or "covet weapons", as Smithers prefers - from Alex's first five missions (Stormbreaker to Ark Angel) its well-written and a good read. The techno-speech explaining how the "gadgets" worked could have been downplayed a little more but I loved how into was introduced by Smithers, and overall I would definitely recommended it for Alex ...more
Derek Asmus
Alex Rider The Gadgets is a very interesting book that tells about the parts and tools that he has used. These parts were designed and also worked for the things that the tools were designed but they were also used for more destructive purposes that saved his life. As you can tell this book is a very good book for people that like spy things.
I absolutely love the book series, and this brought the amazing gadgets to life! Very intriguing, it makes you wonder if some of these things are possible. I'm so glad that someone took way too much time and effort, looking far deeper into Alex's gadgetry than anyone probably ever intended, because I loved this! Absolutely fascinating!
Drew Cernava
All the technical stuff was extremely boring, especially since the gadgets were already kind of explained in the books. This was like a review of everything; a close-up look at stuff we already knew the basic outline of. Smithers's emails were the best part, and even those became dull and tedious to read.
Oct 21, 2008 Emma rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who's interested in the Alex Rider gadgets, or just gadgets in general
I love Smithers' inventions/gadgets! They are so cool and they always help Alex, even if they seem really weird. Go Smithers! This book isn't terribly exciting, just blueprints of Smithers' inventions that assisted Alex, from Stormbreaker to Scorpia, and their descriptions. But it's still pretty cool.
Just like the title says, this book explains how each of Alex's gadgets work. Smithers is writing this breakdown of the devices for Alan Blunt (doesn't tell us why). It's cool looking at these gadgets and seeing how they work, but, with Smithers describing them, it's a little too wordy.
Jul 27, 2008 Charlotte rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: boys
i think that this book is a boy book because as i was reading it i wasnt toltally sure aobut the surroundings and got quite confused.
Jori Richardson
Dec 14, 2012 Jori Richardson rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Alex Rider fanatics
Recommended to Jori by: my brother
I suppose if you are an absolute fanatic of the Alex Rider series, this book will be interesting. But otherwise... honestly, who cares?
Catalina Sennett
I had so much fun looking through this. All of Smither's inventions from the first few books! I love the pizza one. Fun.
Well I checked this book out at the library and it is good if you have read the series but isn't all that fantastic.
Shalom Tse
Now I finally know how the Invisible Sword works, but my favourite gadget that the Smithers made is Bad Boy Bike
Only for those who really would like to see what some of the gadgets from the books would look like in real life.
George Balageorge
This book give great detail on why this gadget is great. Not because this is great gadget.
Kira Budge
I LOVED this insight into the series. Seriously, the spy tech in Alex Rider is one of my favorites.
This book is an adrenaline rush. I would recomend this book to people who like mysteries.
Linda Pearl
i did not read this book i don't now who put this here someone did....................
I want to hire Smithers to make some of these gadgets for me. Check it OUT.
Really good book about the gadgets and weapons of the series
Just a misc. book about another book. FOR NERDS ONLY!
Edwin Chen
fun cool gadgets. I wish some of it were real in our techology
John Barchard
Yay! Now I know how to make a stun grenade!
How useful.
My siblings enjoyed flipping through this one. ;)
Ben Sharpe
to much info so it was kinda boring.
Kimchi Man -Andrew
Nov 21, 2008 Kimchi Man -Andrew marked it as to-read
Sam Peters
It could have been better.
It was kind of boring.
Could've been better
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