(The Missing: Bk. 8). 8 CDs. 9:30 hrs. Recorded Books. 2016. $87.75. ISBN 9781501909412.
Gr 9 Up—In this series conclusion, novice time traveler Jordan deals with elucidators, nasty villains plotting destruction, time agency spies, and the enigmatic character Second Chance while coming to terms with the reality of his identical twin, Jonah, and the lives they lived in different dimensions of time. There are frequent references to previous story lines and characters as well as sundry historical events and figures, including the Middle Ages, the Russian Romanov family, and the Great Depression. Haddix ties together all the books and creates a resolution that answers many questions. Jonah, Katherine, and Jordan are told there will be no more time travel yet are secretly bequeathed an amazing gift. Chris Sorensen's narration is superb.
VERDICT Science, math, history, and logic blend together into a fast-paced, whirlwind story that will delight fans of the series.

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