Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret (Leven Thumps, #2)
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Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret (Leven Thumps #2)

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You must be ready to join Leven Thumps, Clover Ernest, and Winter Frore as they journey across Foo to free Geth from his existence as a toothpick and restore him as the rightful heir to the throne. It won't be easy. Foo is in chaos, and Leven must overcome several adversaries and survive the Swollen Forest to save his friends and keep hope alive. As fate would have it, bad...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Aladdin (first published September 27th 2006)
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Tedious. Tedious, tedious, tedious.

Like the first book, The Whispered Secret managed to pick up the pace at the end, but that did not make up for the first three quarters.

Perhaps it would be a better read as a part of a nightly tradition in which you read a chapter or two to your children. That would break up the tedious repetition of the same plotline.

I'm amazed I feel this apathetic about the book, because I do like the storyline and the setting. The writing and the world of Foo itself are m...more
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This is one of those books that keeps me up way too late reading ;-) It's pretty much non-stop action and excitement, and I really, really enjoyed it, though I was still a bit hazy on the details of things. I think it's very imaginative and quite funny; it's also a little strange/bizarre at times. I liked that about it, but it's probably not for all tastes....but then, what is? :-)
Lindsay Heaton
Pretty good, but somewhat a hodgepodge of other popular kids' fantasy books. That being said, my son really enjoyed it, and I appreciated its lack of swear words and such.
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I struggle with Leven Thumps. I felt like the first book dragged on forever. I started reading the second to see if it was just one of those "first book" things. So far it's a bulldozer, plowing ahead. There is just something that keeps me from really enjoying Leven. I think part of it is because it seems really disconnected. Most books feel like the author had a decent idea of the general outline of the story (even if they didn't.) So far Leven feels like the author sat down, picked some rando...more
You must be ready to join Leven Thumps, Clover Ernest, and Winter Frore as they journey across Foo to free Geth from his existence as a toothpick and restore him as the rightful heir to the throne. It won't be easy. Foo is in chaos, and Leven must overcome several adversaries and survive the Swollen Forest to save his friends and keep hope alive. As fate would have it, bad goes to worse when Leven digs up a buried secret -- one that stalks him, determined to whisper a truth that could b...more
This book starts right where the last one left off. Again, I enjoy the use of language, and, again, I am not fond of the reliance on fate and coincidence.

Leven and his friends are separated when Jamoon, one of Sabine's minions, attacks them with a flock of rovens. Leven is torn between rescuing Winter and taking Geth to the turrets where he can reclaim his seat as leader of Foo. If they delay in reaching the turrets, Geth will die. There is an interesting image of a mountain made of rocks repres...more
So I approached this book with a little trepidation after reading book one, wondering if it would be worth my time reading. Right in the first couple of pages I ran in to a discrepancy - when Jamoon was described as being well over six feet tall, but when he was introduced in book one, he was only five-ten. As I continued in the story, which at times was tedious, I concluded that the reason I don't really get into the story is that it is so far removed from any known reality that I don't have an...more
I normally don't believe in rating books I don't finish, but I'll make an exception for this book. First of all, this author's literary devices drive me absolutely crazy--in my opinion, he's just a bad writer. Second of all, his ideas are completely off the wall. Don't get me wrong--I like zany or creative--but this guy's books (particularly this one) read like indigestion-induced dreams: just when you think it can't get weirder or more random, it does. I got over 250 pages into this book (I rea...more
I really want to like these books better than I do. The ending of this one was good--the pace picked up, there was drama and purpose, and we actually got some useful information about the big picture. But the first 3/4 of the book was tedious, too many characters, and the same kinds of plot lines over and over. I'm tired of the following: bad event happens to character, author explains ad nauseum exactly what some new object or event means in Foo, character barely escapes bad event, everything i...more
Talk about overwhelming!
Seemingly millions of creatures with odd names, exceptionally weird concepts and one to many characters.
I found it was almost like the author kept having writers block, and so every time he did, he threw in something new for Leven to run into.
I admit I haven't read book 1 because my library never seems to have it in, so maybe that is why its confusing?
If you're an Alice in Wonderland person, then you'd probably like this, otherwise, its rather a waste of time.
I perfe...more
Mutiara Subhiyah
Buku kedua ini menceritakan kisah ketika Leven masuk ke dunia Foo setelah menghancurkan gerbang yang diciptakan oleh kakeknya. di Foo Leven bertemu dengan neneknya, Amelia untuk waktu yang sangat singkat karena kekuatan jahat menyerang rumah mereka. tidak seperti penduduk Foo, Leven dan teman-temannya yang datang ke Foo melalui gerbang adalah mahluk fana dan bisa dibunuh. fakta ini segera diketahui seisi Foo, dan segera saja semua orang ingin menyerang Leven. dalam pelariannya Leven mendapatkan...more

I truly am a literary masochist to continue with this ridiculous series. As if the first toothpick was not bad enough Skye thought he would make another toothpick, this time evil. So if Geth and Ezra came from the same wood but were separated, does that mean there are tiny sawdust Geth's and evil splinter Ezra's running around the factory?

The story continues now that Leven is in Foo, but Sabine, after being killed twice in the first book, is back at trying to get a gatewa...more
This was good. It is neat to see a Fantasy book that is completely original. Obert Skye is an inventor, and it's worth reading to just feel the raw fun creativity. Plus, if you don't care what happens to Leven, Winter, and Tim . . . you're really missing something.
Elaine Shandra
Although I didn't especially like the first book, now the writing is starting to flow more and the author's personality is showing through.
I LOVE this book. It's not as good as the third, but that's just my opinion. It doesn't get too good till towards the end.
This book, although better than the first, is still just a little bit to weird and ADD for me to give it more than three stars.
Barely got through this book and I couldn't even start on the third book...thus I didn't finish the series.
Nov 26, 2009 Brianna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: leven thumps fans!
Recommended to Brianna by: Trisha
The leven thumps series sucked me in and I had to read more! I HAD to! Check out Obert Skye's website-it's good if you haven't read the fourth book yet. You can write a letter to him,too! It's really good, he makes it look real! Again, check it out!

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to FooLeven Thumps and the Eyes of the WantLeven Thumps and the Wrath of EzraLeven Thumps and the Ruins of AlderObert Skye
Mariah Mccashland
Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret by Obert Skye (the awesome sequal to the gateway to foo) was another story of magic, wonder, and a little bit of mischief coming from the sweet little furry side kick Clover.

This book is the entire package; suspense, vivid description, strong defined characters, and it will keep you laughing until the very last page. A lot of this book is fairytale magic, but even if its not your kind of book I think you'll like it. It's got lots of different aspects to the...more
This book was as good as the first one, fulls of great characters and lots of laughs.

After traveling across the world in book 1,Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo, Leven Thumps and Winter Frore finally enter the magical land of Foo.
They fall asleep, exhausted, only to wake 3 hours later in the first pages of book 2, Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret. The action begins quickly, as horrible Rovens arrive, destroying Amelia's house and creating a giant rip in the ground, into which all the her...more
Obert Skye is inching closer to 4 stars with this addition to the Leven Thumps story. This book definitely belongs in the young adult fiction, but readers of any age can appreciate the story line and unique writing style of the author. It seems like many books I've read recently start out well-written and slowly go downhill, like the author had plenty of time to edit and rewrite at the beginning, but then hurriedly finished to meet a deadline. This book was just the opposite. It begins with just...more
This one, I found myself zipping through, but at the end, I thought, "Hmmm, and the significance is...?" Entertaining, definitely has the "what happens next" factor, but unlike the Harry Potter where each story is complete in and of itself, this one felt a little like the middle book/movie of a trilogy--you know, the one that is all about "getting there"? More is revealed about Foo--props to Skye for his imagination about creatures, etc.--definitely entertaining there. And more scrapes for Leven...more
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Beth A.
When we read Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo, we actually listened to it in the car. We all enjoyed it. Little Miss wanted to continue with the series, and for a month or so often had us read a chapter of Whispered Secretout loud at bedtime. Unfortunately, this book was painful to read out loud. It's pretty verbose, with extended silly metaphors, long descriptions, and random asides. I had trouble staying awake some nights.

It was so much nicer reading the audiobook, because I could tune out...more
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In leven thumps and the wisperd sceacret leven has just made it into foo and destroide the gateway killing sabiean in the process. His next task is to take geth to the fire turuts and restor geth to the way he was. this is needing to be done fast as geth's toothpick body is harding into a reguler tothpick. they all get seperated when giant birds dig a deep trench and throw leven and his friends into it. they all fall into it geting seperated as they fall. when winter finlay gets out she is captu...more
Leven Thumps and The Whispered Secret
By Obert Skye
Year 2006
421 pages

The intended audience of this book is young adults who like fantasy.
After escaping a deranged dream-master and destroying the hidden gateway, Leven Thumps and his band of travelers must now journey across Foo and restore Geth from his shape as a toothpick to the rightful king he once was. But Foo is still in chaos, and Leven must overcome several adversaries and survive the Swollen Forest in order to save his friends and keep ho...more
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Obert Skye read his first book at age two. He wrote his first story at age four. And he was nearly trampled by a herd of water buffalo at age six. For a short time, he lived on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, where he spent time as a candy-taster. Several years ago, Obert Skye says, he discovered the existence of Foo. Publishing his story as a fictional series was not Obert’s first choice. Neverthel...more
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