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H.I.V.E. 4: Dreadnought (Hive)

H.I.V.E. 4: Dreadnought (Hive) [Kindle Edition]

Mark Walden
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`A clever and gripping read'
--Junior Education Plus magazine Junior Education Plus magazine


Praise for H.I.V.E series: 'A comedy thriller, full of baddies, action and lashings of humour' Sunday Express 'An exuberant Dahl-esque escapade' Financial Times 'Exciting, clever and all in all brilliant' Sunday Telegraph 'A clever and gripping read' Junior Education Plus

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 462 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1408815931
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens; 1 edition (5 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408815931
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408815939
  • ASIN: B003YUC2BS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,692 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mark Walden spent ten years producing video games before finally deciding to that perhaps it was time to do some real work! With the bitter taste of his rejection from the NASA astronaut training programme still in his mouth he decided that maybe he should try to write a book instead. Inspired by his friend's cat, Mark wrote the first H.I.V.E. novel and his love of all things villainous was born. The H.I.V.E. series will extend to six books in 2010 and will prove to be darker than the inside of a baddie's lair. He lives with his wife and young daughter in Hampshire and is continually plotting ways to take over the world!

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My son so loved it 2 Nov 2009
My son LOVES this series - he made me order it from the UK since the 3rd and 4th in this series isn't published here.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it was great!!!! 10 Sep 2009
By kdog
I found it a very good read not quite as good as the one before escape velocity which i found was brilliant.If you like the series you should really pick it up. I read it in one day.If you like science fiction,action adventure or are just looking for a change of pace you should pick this one up!!!!!!!!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreadnought 28 Oct 2009
After reading the previous three H.I.V.E books, I didn't think Mark Walden would be able to come up with any interesting and original ideas, how I was wrong.
Dreadnought offers a new exciting storyline, along with 1 more main character with a familiar ancestor. In this book, the students take a "school Trip" to the artic, but on their way there they need to drop Dr. Nero off at the new ship the Dreadnought, and after that things start to go terribly wrong, so the students along with Raven and Dr. Nero need to free the captured Diabulous Darkdoom, in an excellent new H.I.V.E adventure.

Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 1 Nov 2009
By S. Bird
Dreadnought is the best book I have ever read. It felt more like you were watching the action unfold rather than reading it. I couldn't put the book down, whenever I had a spare moment I would read the book and I could loses hours of time reading it. I have never reviewed anything before as I only like to review things that are worthy of 5 stars. Get this book and you will will not be able to put it down!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreadnought 13 Sep 2009
Dreadnought is the fourth book in the H.I.V.E. series following Higher Institute of Villianous Education, The Overlord Protocol and Escape Velocity. In this book, Otto is still adjusting to the knowledge that he had learnt from Number One, and still has not told anyone. There is a new face on the scene, and Laura seems to feel threatened, although she still maintains she doesn't like Otto. The four friends are on their way to an Arctic training exercise, when their visit is interrupted with a tour of Darkdoom's new flagship Dreadnought. But while they are there their tour is interrupted by an unknown adversary. Can Darkdoom hold out against this mysterious enemy? Can Otto save the day again? Read the book to find out!

This book and the rest of this series is highly recommended by me, because it is gripping and exciting and you can't put them down until the end!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting better and better. 19 Feb 2012
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Mark Walden's fourth book in this excellent series for young adults is, once again, another adrenaline fuelled adventure.

In this wonderful world of fiction Mark Walden has created some wonderful characters and dreamed up some bizarre uses for technology.

In this instalment, our new baddie is attempting to create a new world order for him to command whilst framing HIVE for the destruction he will bring about. But, guess who is on hand to try and avert disaster?

Yes, our regulars are joined by a newcomer in their attempt at keeping things as they are. They go about it in their usual unique way.

Another roller-coaster of a ride, this series is going from strength to strength. The books remind me of those by James Rollins. He also mixes adventure and action with technology to great effect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreadnought 21 Nov 2010
By A Customer
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought this book was brilliant, it was action-packed,fast paced and it hooked me from the very start. If you have not read the others then I would advise starting from the first one which is also fantastic. I do think though that the books all have a similar plot and could do with some more new ideas!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read 7 Oct 2010
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A very good book that just keeps those pages turning. Ideal for 11-16 year olds
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Meh
It was a good book up until the awful, anticlimactic ending at which I gagged at due to the sheer awfulness of the excuse for an ending.
Published 2 months ago by natalie cundy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
brilliant idea perfect writing by mark Walden

love it best book I have ever read
hive is the greatest series forever
Published 5 months ago by Isabelle Slade
5.0 out of 5 stars so good
I love this book!!!!!! It is so good I have just started reading the series and didn't know why I hadn't started before
Published 5 months ago by Caleb Stephenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fling king Otto
It was amazing action packed and I see a tangible fling happening between Otto and Laura brilliant book can't wait to start "rouge"
Published 6 months ago by George Baskerville
5.0 out of 5 stars Hive 4
I purchased this book among with others in the series for my grandsons when they come to visit, as the classic 'Disney stories' are now far too young a read for them. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Wassell
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves these books!
My son has read others in the series and I purchased 2 more for him which he read very quickly.
Published 9 months ago by Penelope
5.0 out of 5 stars Beast
I love it so so so good it's best book in series so glad there's more books in the series just amazing.
Published 11 months ago by Lesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It's a good I never thought that it would be so amazing.
You would never know what would happen next!!!!
Published 11 months ago by Pierre
5.0 out of 5 stars Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh
Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh ssssssoooooo ggggoooodddd it's brill it's it's ... magnificent. The perfect book. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Harry Hayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Words do not describe this series
This is, I'm certain now, the best book I've ever read on kindle. After i write this review I'm going to beg my mum for the next one
Published 14 months ago by Deborah Lakin
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‘You do know that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, right?’ Otto asked with a smile. ‘I thought it was funny pictures of kittens from the internet,’ Wing said with a straight face. ‘OK, that’s the lowest form of wit but just above that is sarcasm,’ &quote;
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