Escape Velocity

  • by Mark Walden
  • Narrated by Jack Davenport
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Higher Institute of Villainous Education is in grave danger: Dr Nero, its leader, has been captured by the world's most ruthless security force. It's up to Otto to save him, but first he must escape Nero's sinister replacement and H.I.V.E. itself. Then Otto faces the ultimate challenge - to break into MI6. Something no villain has ever succeeded in doing... The second thrilling story in the H.I.V.E. series from bestselling author Mark Walden.


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Customer Reviews

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Mysteries revealed

In some series you do not have to read the books in order. That is not the case with HIVE. If you haven't read any of the other books, you need to start in order because there are LOTS of plot points revealed in this book which were brewing in the other two.

Otto's peculiar skills are explained and he continues to work on them. My boys (aged 8 and 10) were jealous of his computer-like talents (very hand for IT lessons at school ...). Romance blossoms (a bit) and there are lots of frantic action sequences.

My favorite characterization has to be Diabalous Darkdoom; famous super villain, highly intelligent, handsome ... but with a really silly voice which sounds rather like poor, timid Nigel. It made me crack up every time he came on.
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- EC W


Brilliant book and a great narrator. Thoroughly recommend this to tweens, teens and adults.
As an adult listening to this I can say I have very much enjoyed the ease of this story. That is not to say that there weren't a few surprises in the book. This series is defiantly worth getting.
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- Mrs Q

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios