The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict

The Mysterious Benedict Society #0

Trenton Lee Stewart with Del Roy (Narrator)

fiction middle grade mystery adventurous lighthearted mysterious slow-paced

13 hours, 55 minutes | first published 2012


Nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict has more problems than most children his age. Not only is he an orphan with an unfortunate nose, but he also has narcolepsy, a condition that gives him terrible nightmares and makes him fall asleep at the worst poss...
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mysterious 87%
adventurous 75%
lighthearted 56%
hopeful 43%
funny 37%
inspiring 37%
emotional 31%
reflective 18%
tense 12%
relaxing 6%
sad 6%


medium 64%
slow 23%
fast 11%

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