The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  • by Brian Selznick
  • Narrated by Jeff Woodman
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.


What the Critics Say

"It's wonderful. Take that overused word literally: Hugo Cabret evokes wonder." ( New York Times Book Review)
"A true masterpiece." ( Publishers Weekly, starred review)
"A fast-paced treat for tweens." ( People Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

great children's story!

I listened to this as my kids read the book. We love being able to discuss stories together. We all loved the story but the narration is a bit choppy, especially when it's someone speaking. It would have gotten annoying if the story was any longer.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-03-2007
  • Publisher: Scholastic Audio