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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Seven Deadly Wonders and Contest comes a thrilling racing adventure. In the world of the near future, the most popular sport is hover car racing. Superfast and dangerous, its heroes are the racers: part fighter pilot, part race-car driver, all superstar. But to get to the Pro Circuit, you must first pass through the International Race School, a brutal cauldron of wild races on even wilder courses, where only the best of the best will survive.This is the story of Jason Chaser, a talented young racer selected to attend the Race School. He's younger than the other students. He's smaller. His trusty car, the Argonaut, is older. But Jason Chaser is no ordinary racer. And as he races against the best drivers in the world he will learn that at Race School winning is everything, that not everyone in this world fights fair, and that you never ever have any friends on the track.
©2004 Karanadon Entertainment Pty Ltd, Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd; (P)2005 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"No one writes faster-moving adventure fiction." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fast-paced, action-packed." (School Library Journal)
"Adrenaline-pumping accounts of the competitions." (Booklist)
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By Sheldon on 09-10-06

Fun

This was a fun little book that somehow kept me interested in a sport (racing) that I generally find boring. This is a good book for adults or children alike who enjoy a fast paced thrill ride with a nice lesson about never giving up. I would love to see more unabridged books by this author. The reader was no Jim Dale but brought the book alive nonetheless. If done right this could make an exciting movie.

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By Valerie Ng on 01-01-09

Racy

I enjoyed this book and found it thrilling and racy throughout. The narrator, in my mind, was good.

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By anthony on 01-09-17

Amazing

I first listened to this audio book many years ago and this was just as good this time around. So much so i found my self getting up early and staying up late, just so i could listen to some more. I haven't found any other book that compares to this, especially in this format. It was amazing from the first word right until the very last word. Matthew reilly never disappoints with any of his book and they are always full of great action and adventure. Sean Mangan does a very good job with the narration of this book and is easy to listen to.if you just want a top class listen then give this a try.

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By Tanis on 06-09-11

Wow fast paced action

wow this is as fastpaced compelling listen. very suitable for ages 9 and upwards, boys,girls and adults. i look after children in entertainment and am always being asked to put this on in my car when transporting them. in fact i listened to it in one sitting. looking forward to more like this

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By Dion on 03-30-15

3rd time I've heard it

First audio book I ever heard n still one of the best never get sick of hearing bout Jason's wins

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By David on 05-01-17

Really enjoyable story

This is a Really enjoyable story that is also a good clean read as well. You can comfortably recommend this to children to read and know that there are no sex scenes and minimal violence.

I especially love all the little bits of Australiana that pop up in the story.

It's is near future sci-if that is so similar to our current world that it doesn't take much imagination to immerse yourself in it.

The other feature I like about it, is that it has like mini stories within the whole story. One mini story comes to and end and I am thinking, "that was great but I'm not ready for the whole story to end." Then it rolls seamlessly into the next mini story, perfect!

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