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  • File Size: 449 KB
  • Print Length: 195 pages
  • Publisher: Exolete Press; 1 edition (December 30, 2010)
  • Publication Date: December 30, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HO5LYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,781,720 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born the year Steven Spielberg made moviegoers everywhere terrified of sharks, namely 1975. I lived the first twenty or so years of his life in Oxford, and am pleased to have spent so much time in the place where some of my favourite writers wrote their greatest works (including JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Phillip Pullman). Things went gradually downhill from there as I attended University in Southampton and afterwards managed to muddle my way into television where I have worked ever since. I like to think I can write a diverting story, and as a result I have penned a few novels. I might be sadly deluded, but that's for readers to decide. I currently live in Plymouth in the UK, and am married with two children. I am presently brainwashing them with the same books that I loved growing up.

To contact Simon Dillon, please email: uncleflynn@gmail.com

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Creeden on October 31, 2011
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Well then first start with DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. Then once he's on the hook, move him onto UNCLE FLYNN. This book is packed with action, realistic characters and who doesn't like a treasure hunt?

If you're a fan of "THE GOONIES" or "NATIONAL TREASURE" than this is the book you've been waiting for. What is also great about this book is though it is obviously geared toward middle grade boys, it would have appeal to girls and adults alike (in the manner of HARRY POTTER)- with no magic or unrealistic outcomes!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Fraley on November 1, 2011
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Kids and teenagers would love this fast-paced adventure story. Most adults would also find it a light and enjoyable read. Aside from the treasure hunt, I also found the character of Max to be a fascinating subject. For an eleven year old boy, Max has serious self-esteem issues. He is literally afraid of his own shadow and is prone to panic attacks. Max just wants acceptance from his friends and a little attention from his seemingly cold and often absent father. Suddenly the mysterious Uncle Flynn descends on Max's life. Uncle Flynn is the polar opposite of Max's father. It is fun to observe the changes in Max as he and Flynn take on the dangers and adventures of the treasure hunt out on the English moors.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 30, 2011
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The plot is reminiscent of Indiana Jones, but lacks the intricate details. However, I enjoyed the book and would like to read more books by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Monica on June 25, 2014
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I enjoyed this story. It does move slowly in some parts, but then there is a lot of action in others. There are some unbelievable parts, but by the time I got to them I was hooked and just shrugged it off and kept reading. I liked Max and I even liked Uncle Flynn, even though there isn't a whole lot of detail regarding him. I liked the adventure and mystery in the story, and I think it's a good upper-middle-grade and early YA read. I'm going to hand it over to my 12 and 10 year-olds tonight. They are both very good readers, and I think they will enjoy it. There are one or two swear words and some minor violence, so I think it's appropriate for fifth grade and up. You may read my full review on my book blog: the-readathon.blogspot.com.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Busy busy zookeeper on January 6, 2012
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Can't say that I agree with the other reviews here. The writing is stiff, and without a real voice to make it flow smoothly. I don't think a reluctant reader would make it through the entire story. In fact, I nearly didn't either. But I'm glad I did. In the last few chapters, I found myself really enjoying it. I even surprised myself by liking it at the end. It may work well as an adult-read-aloud-to-a-child type book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Bergsland on February 7, 2013
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In this day and age I sometimes find myself reading books like this unaware. I downloaded the book for free & had no idea. It was a fun story. The boy was great and realistically done in depth. Unle Flynn is a real treat. You'll enjoy the adventure...
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By Tom O. Powell on June 19, 2014
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I felt this story was a little too grown-up for kids yet too childish for adults, so I'm not sure where that leaves me. Some think it would be good for reluctant readers but I have to question that, though if kids are interested in a topic they'll read almost anything so it may work for many young readers. My problem, other than the implausibility of the events, is that the story telling was too long and drawn out to keep me interested. Basically, I got bored with it. I also found it hard to swallow the Uncle Flynn real/imaginary character, but that's just my opinion. I did finish the book because I was curious how it would end, but I kept finding myself wishing it would hurry up and get it over with.
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This is a story written from a young man's perspective. The main character is named Max and he's a very reluctant hero at best. He's eleven or twelve and simply wants to be safe and loved. Uncle Flynn is a man used to adventure. With Max in tow they go treasure hunting. With lots of adventure, it's reminiscint of an Indiana Jones story but with less details. My young son is a reluctant reader and he's been willing to work at reading this story.

Enjoy.
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