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The Shadow Project (Shadow Project #1)

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  1,124 Ratings  ·  137 Reviews
Danny Lipman is a thief . . . until one night he robs the wrong house. He inadvertently breaks into the headquarters of the Shadow Project, a secret government organization where teenage spies are trained to leave their bodies, using astral projection to travel around the world on deadly missions.

Danny is captured, but the Project leaders quickly realize he has a special g
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Hardcover, 355 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by Balzer + Bray (first published December 10th 2009)
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Emily
Jul 14, 2011 Emily rated it it was ok
Hahahahahahahahahahahahha.
Ha.

Okay. It contains some spoilers, but hey, read at your own risk. You should know about this book before you pick it up.

I picked this book up at the library thinking it would be full of spies and CIA missions after having one of the characters break into one of the field houses. I was kind of right. There were CIA missions, just not the way I thought they would pan out. Uhm. Hmmm. I liked the idea of the book and I enjoyed it while I was reading it. When I finished it
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Barbara
Jun 02, 2011 Barbara rated it really liked it
This is the first in a series, and highlights Danny, a teenaged thief, who steals to take care of himself and his grandmother and handle his self-esteem issues rising from being jeered at by snobbish schoolmates, and ends up in the wrong house where a sum of errors allows him entry into a top secret MI6/CIA facility in time to see a paranormal agent being prepped for a mission.

Turns out he has a few paranormal abilities all his own.

This was confusing at times, too many people with too many powe
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Gerrit Holleman
Sep 25, 2013 Gerrit Holleman rated it really liked it
The book I read was called The Shadow Project by Herbie Brennan. I thought this was a very good book.The genre of this book was a science fiction.This book was about a young boy named Danny Lipman. He is a young boy trying to make ends meat so he broke into a house and explored and found out he was in a top secret organization and was trapped and gets a offer to join this organization and if he accepts they will pay for his scholarship to Cambridge University and they will take care of his grand ...more
J.Elle
Jun 07, 2010 J.Elle rated it did not like it
This book started out with such promise when teen thief Danny breaks into what appears to be an abandoned house and unwittingly stumbles into the lair of a secret government project where agents are able to use out of body experiences to spy on terrorists. Rather quickly, things took a very awkward and weird turn for the worse when demonic creatures are summoned and start killing members of the project. What started out as "Alias" with a kick, ended up as a pitiful excuse for "The Mummy" (the fa ...more
Coleton
Nov 29, 2016 Coleton rated it it was amazing
I read the book The Shadow Project it’s about a kid named Danny and he gets in trouble more than he can handle. He finds a house with a secret government facility. Danny is a typical teenager besides he gets into a lot of trouble more than he can handle, especially after he gets in the facility. This book is filled with adventure, excitement, action, and is about spies. I would recommend this book to anyone because it’s full of adventures and thrill. This book was amazing because it’s full of tw ...more
Michael
Dec 06, 2013 Michael rated it it was ok
The Shadow Project by Herbie Brennan was certainly better than its sequel. Yes, I have read the second book first. However, I still find myself increasingly annoyed with this cool concept based on actual conspiratorial history mixed with, to my utter discontent, a completely unnecessary teen element. Brennan seems like a decent writer- but in my opinion, he failed in this attempt at revising these ideas for a teen novel. In fact, I question why he chose to go this direction in the first place. A ...more
Alex A
Feb 05, 2013 Alex A rated it liked it
I read the book “The Shadow Project” by Herbie Brennan. It was about a teenage boy named Danny Lipman who is very misbehaved and went into a secret CIA building, “accidently” or so he claims. Before getting to in depth with the story let me tell you about his personal life a little bit. First off he doesn’t really know where his parents are and lives with his grandma who he is very close with. They don’t live in the best of areas but his grandma or “nan” wants the best education for Danny so she ...more
Annie
Feb 02, 2011 Annie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of alex rider, fans of thrillers, paranormal fans
First Look: 5/5 I won this in one of those Inkpop Weekly Challenges. The cover is so cool, and the premise is awesome and unique.

Setting: 3/5 I could have gone either way, here. It was set mostly in England, which is a place I'd like to go, but I never really got a feel for it.

Characters: 4/5 I liked Danny. He had a definite personality, and he was well fleshed-out. Michael and Opal had a bit of depth, but not as much. Everyone else was very, very flat. Except Dorothy. She was hilarious. I nearl
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Timothy Kisare
Dec 10, 2012 Timothy Kisare rated it liked it
The Shadow Project
By: Herbie Brennan
Pages: 252


The Shadow Project is a science fiction novel by Herbie Brennan that is packed with action! In the story, teenage protagonist Danny Lipman is a robber: he can't pay off a debt he owes to his grandmother so he must steal money. He stumbles upon a somewhat futuristic house which he decides to rob. Unbeknownst to Danny, he has actually come across a secret facility for the British intelligence MI6. He is soon caught, and while in captivity he learns th
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Alex
Jan 15, 2014 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
"The Shadow Project" by Herbie Brennan is a combination SciFi/ Occult/ Thriller for teenagers. It is competently written and it managed to hold my interest. I almost rated it with one less star but it really didn't deserve that. I'm not that interested in the occult but it is handled reasonably and I didn't want to ding the author for it.

The story: Danny is a young thief with a natural psychic ability who stumbles upon a secret project being run by British MI-6. The project director's daughter a
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Anna
Jan 29, 2011 Anna rated it it was ok
the shadow project is about a teenage thief (danny) who stumbles upon an underground house that is running secret operations for the american and british governments. he later gets involved with the operation and embarks on a thrilling journey that could save or hinder hundreds of thousands of people.

this book wasn't too shabby. while one of the main subjects of the book (remote viewing/astral projection/out of body experience)and its role in secret agencies such as the FBI and the CIA is quite
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
If you like a little thriller, mixed in with paranormal activity and a CIA and MI-6 match up, then The Shadow Project is a must read for you. The Shadow Project has the CIA and MI-6 teamed up together to not only track terror suspects, but paranormal activity that has been going on with a particular terror cell. This activity has it's terror coming from the astral plane and the likely candidates to reach it are three teenagers.

I liked that it's fiction mixed with a little bit of fact. While I w
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Katieb (MundieMoms)

If you like a little thriller, mixed in with paranormal activity and a CIA and MI-6 match up, then The Shadow Project is a must read for you. The Shadow Project has the CIA and MI-6 teamed up together to not only track terror suspects, but paranormal activity that has been going on with a particular terror cell. This activity has it's terror coming from the astral plane and the likely candidates to reach it are three teenagers.

I liked that it's fiction mixed with a little bit of fact. While I w
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Noah
Nov 01, 2015 Noah rated it really liked it
If you like action, sci-fi, mystery, and top secret government organizations that save the world, I highly recommend this book. I would rate, “The Shadow Project” by Herbie Brenan 4 stars, because all of the above listed are my favorite genres.
Some of the sci-fi related topics are sometimes more fantasy, but still cool. The Shadow project is a top secret British and CIA project, which deals with OOBE’s, or Out-Of-Body-Experiences, and the astral plane. The assets are teenagers that project thei
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

Danny picks the wrong house to break into; what looks like an old home is actually housing for secret government operations. The Project is attempting to defend the world against a terrorist organization. They're using astral projection to spy and locate this group.

At the moment, they're looking for one man in charge of a terrorist cell who is in hiding. Danny looks into an operation room just before they send a girl out on a mission. He can see pa
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Erin Forson
Nov 29, 2011 Erin Forson rated it did not like it
The Shadow Project
by Herbie Brennan
Apparently, back in the day, the US government, as well as some other governments in the world, used what they called OOBE or Out of Body Experiences in order to spy on other countries. How does that work? Weeeell....apparently, some people can leave their bodies behind and their spirit bodies can travel to far away places. This is really handy in the spying game, especially for Opal and Michael, veteran OOBE spies for England, intent on catching the Sword of W
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Carol
Oct 25, 2011 Carol rated it liked it
Danny Lipman is a young burglar who picks the wrong house on the wrong night. Expecting a normal home to pilfer, Danny is surprised by a strange elevator in the basement. Curiosity getting the better of him, he enters and is taken further underground and interrupts a top-secret government project. Of course he is caught and detained. Faced with the choice of jail or joining, he opts for becoming one of them - mostly because they promise to take care of his grandmother who has recently suffered a ...more
Chris
Nov 07, 2010 Chris rated it really liked it
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Ms. Patterson
Feb 22, 2010 Ms. Patterson rated it liked it
When Danny discovers the old house he breaks into is actually the base of a secret spy organization called the Shadow Project, he's given a choice of either joining the group or going to jail. Of course, he chooses to join. This group is using experimental techniques to have teens use a form of astral project to spy on a terrorist group. Opal, the daughter of the leader of the Shadow Project, doesn't return after her latest foray in spying, and Danny is sent to find her and bring her back. What ...more
Matthew smith
Feb 06, 2012 Matthew smith rated it it was amazing




Feb 06, 2012
Matthew rated it
ok this book is adout a sixteen year old boy who can project a engry body he is pulled in to a scerct project call the shadow project he is a very smart kid who has to save the day from a evil spirt that going to kill his friends if he does not stop the person conraling it so he goes in to a arsal plane to fight him in the end he stop him and is hero he deal with a lot of thinks on his trip and it he leran some great thinks to help him in real life.

SPOILERS

Young Dann
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Sonia B
Mar 20, 2012 Sonia B rated it liked it
In the book The Shadow Project, young Danny Lipman robs the wrong house an discovers a secret Goverment project. Danny is forced to work with the agents untill his grandmother heals from her stroke. When Danny discovers he is great at what he dose with out of body movement, it will be his choose to save the project or let those he met die. With the time running out, and the project under attack Danny must travel to the other world an defeat the main cause.
In this book Danny and Michel work to
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Jai Walke
Jan 05, 2015 Jai Walke rated it really liked it
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Henry Koo
Jun 02, 2015 Henry Koo rated it it was amazing
Danny Lipman, protagonist of this book, is a large thief in the very start. Suddenly one night, Danny went and robbed the wrong house. He accidently broke into the Shadow Project headquarters, a secret organization that rains teenagers to become spies to do any deadly missions that no one else can ever do. Later then, Danny is captured by the securities, but the Shadow Project realized that he has a potential gift. Danny was sent on a mission to rescue Shadow Project’s director’s daughter, Opal. ...more
Zack S. 6 Stilson
Sep 14, 2016 Zack S. 6 Stilson rated it it was ok
The Shadow Project by Herbie Brennan. In this book there is this boy named Danny Lipman and he is a thief he robs houses. One night he thought he was robbing an ordinary home but then he found a door crafted into the wall and went through it and there was an elevator. He went down and then he saw something very peculiar. It was a girl that looked like she was strapped down into an electric chair. When he tries to go back upstairs to leave he is caught and learns what actually happens in this sec ...more
Matthew
Feb 06, 2012 Matthew rated it it was amazing
ok this book is about a sixteen year old boy who can project a energy body he is pulled in to a secret project call the shadow project he is a very smart kid who has to save the day from a evil spirit that going to kill his friends if he does not stop the person controlling it so he goes in to a astral plane to fight him in the end he stop him and is hero he deal with a lot of things on his trip and it he learn so great thinks to help him in real life.

The setting is well there is no real one pla
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Riley Knox
Nov 04, 2012 Riley Knox rated it liked it
So far, i find the Shadow Project a very adventurous book. Danny seems to care about his Grandmother very much; so much, in fact, that it messes him up on one of his missions. After his "Nan" has a stroke, he seems to worry about her even more. But ever since he broke into the "little country house", he has gotten himself into a lot of trouble. Ends up that that house is the headquarters of the Shadow Project. They track him down after they let him go and convince him to work for them when they ...more
Terry
Little Kid Reaction: This book is very short, but packed with adventure and sci-fi. The blend of multicultural psychic beliefs is very interesting, and the characters go to interesting places. I would recommend this book as a gift to anyone who would not get scared by the thoughts of monsters wreaking havoc on Earth. In addition to this book, I would recommend the books in the Alchemyst series by Michael Scott.

Adult reaction: Fast-paced, fascinating and fun! With the exception of Sir Roland, it
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Heather
Sep 30, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Danny is a brighter than average teenager in London who thieves to help ends meet. One night he discovers far more than he was bargaining for. Stumbling onto the secret government facility and getting caught, Danny lies to get out of trouble. But he included just a little too much of the truth and now he is being recruited to do the impossible.

Opal is the daughter of the director of The Shadow Project and one of its agents as well. Her missions include projecting her body as pure energy to locat
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Clay
Dec 30, 2014 Clay rated it really liked it
At first, the book was exactly what I thought it was, which isn't a bad thing. I chose this book because of the the synopsis, but I didn't read all of the synopsis, so the second half of the book hit me like a brick wall and I ended up loving this book more than I already did.

My only quarrel with it is the multiple points of view. I know why there are many and that's not the problem. Sometimes I forgot to read who's pov it was in and had to go bad in check because I would get really confused aft
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Samantha
Aug 29, 2011 Samantha rated it liked it
This book is a little strange, and a little confusing with the way some of the details and events are told, but it was also an enjoyable read. The back blurb of the book makes it seem as if things are going to be more exciting than they are—whenever the book started to cause me to tense up and be afraid for the characters, the problem was solved or the scene shifted too early in the sense that I felt cheated.

Not that this wasn’t a good book. I did enjoy reading it, and it was interesting to see
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Name: Herbie Brennan

Occupation: Author

Favourite book: The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber.

Favourite subjects: Esoteric matters, psychical research, anomalies, Mac computers, other people and cats.

Favourite journals: Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Mac Format.

Favourite holiday spot: Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland.

Number of books published: 108.

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