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The Ultimate Passages Fan Scavenger Hunt

August 19th, 2009

So you think you’re the biggest Passages fan? Well, here’s your chance to prove it and win a fabulous prize!

How do I enter?

  1. Answer each of the 5 questions posted on The Odyssey Scoop, AIO Wiki, and The Unofficial Podcast. You must answer at least 10 of the 15 questions correctly in order to move on with the contest. It may be wise to answer all 15 questions.
  2. Next, come up with your very own Passages episode! Of course, we don’t expect a full novel. Simply write a 300-500 word plot summary of a hypothetical story involving Marus. You may use characters from the existing books or you may come up with your own characters. Plot summaries will be judged by their creativity, originality, and Biblical integration. Please pay attention to correct grammar usage, though we will make grammatical corrections before publishing the winners’ entries.
  3. Submit your answers and plot summary by visiting The Ultimate Passages Fan Scavenger Hunt Submission Page.

When is the deadline?

You have until August 31st at 11:59 pm eastern time to complete the contest. Winners will be announced Saturday, September 5 at The Odyssey Scoop.

What if I have never read Darien’s Rise from the Passages series?

There’s no need! This contest was created for anyone to enter, regardless of having read the books or not. Don’t tell anyone, but you may want to start at the Passages Website for clues.

What do I win?

Passages: Darien's Rise

Passages: Darien's Rise

The participant who answers at least ten questions correctly and offers what we deem to be the best plot summary will win a free copy of the upcoming radio adaptation of Darien’s Rise. We will also choose four runner ups, all of whom will win a poster of the cover artwork signed by the crew! All of these fabulous prizes are compliments of Focus on the Family and the creators of Adventures in Odyssey!

Let’s Get Started

Visit The Odyssey Scoop, AIO Wiki, and The Unofficial Podcast to begin!

145 Comments on “The Ultimate Passages Fan Scavenger Hunt”

  • Julianna on August 19th, 2009 - 9:54am


    That is so Awsome!!

  • lukerman on August 19th, 2009 - 10:15am


    this is cool!

  • Original joe on August 19th, 2009 - 2:15pm


    This seems cool. Three contests at the same time. AIO is really starting up the season!

  • Irwin on August 19th, 2009 - 3:31pm


    Hmmm, this is interesting.

  • squidward on August 19th, 2009 - 4:56pm



  • bacon bab on August 19th, 2009 - 5:15pm


    please please o please don’t change the cover,I like it alot thanks.

  • bacon bab on August 19th, 2009 - 5:17pm


    wow I like the cover can I have one of adio things free?

  • Rachel on August 19th, 2009 - 5:48pm


    I’m entered and ready to win! Thanks so much everyone! Wow…a signed poster! Can you get TOWNSEND COLEMAN to sign it? I have always had a crush on Jason!

  • Cristina on August 19th, 2009 - 7:42pm


    Ooo sounds challenging!

  • Ellis on August 19th, 2009 - 8:02pm



  • bob on August 20th, 2009 - 9:28am


    cool wow it is cool

  • Jessica b. on August 20th, 2009 - 11:00am


    I love the Passages Series! There should be more of them!

    God bless!

  • ella on August 20th, 2009 - 1:32pm


    this is so cool i love it!

  • Jo on August 20th, 2009 - 1:45pm


    this is a sweet idea 🙂

  • h on August 20th, 2009 - 2:38pm


    Wait origonal joe said 3 contests. what is the third??

  • Newkid on August 20th, 2009 - 2:44pm


    What is AIO Wiki and Odyssey scoop and how do I listen to the unofficial podcast? I love to write and I don’t want to miss this!

  • Anonymous on August 20th, 2009 - 4:56pm



  • Anonymous on August 20th, 2009 - 4:56pm


    love it!

  • kifa on August 20th, 2009 - 5:16pm


    this is awsome!!!!luv it!!!

  • ALY on August 20th, 2009 - 5:50pm



  • andi :) on August 21st, 2009 - 12:26am


    wow is right and i agree this does sound hard but is wort it and i am a big odyssey fan ive been listining scence i was 8 or 10 and im 13!!!!!!! how about u guys??? Well got 2 go god bless and may god keep his hand upon us all AND AIO OHH AND LOVE AIO FOREVER WELL CU L8TER :)(::)(::)(::)

  • angela on August 21st, 2009 - 12:57am


    wow!!! i think it is so cool that we all can do a scavenger hunt and win a daries rise aio and a sign poster. i always loved adyssey ever sceens i was 7 or 9 years old . i am 12 years old i will always love adyssey. i have to go .GOD BLESS VERY ONE OF U!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • john on August 21st, 2009 - 8:33am


    more more at elmore!

  • mario on August 21st, 2009 - 8:35am


    john you are not serious

  • Emilie on August 21st, 2009 - 9:17am


    fun fun fun!!!

  • Nate on August 21st, 2009 - 9:51am


    I only have the last three books in the series, so I can’t answer the questions offhand.:(

  • Julianna on August 21st, 2009 - 9:52am


    Mr.Hoobler I have a question.I don’t have an email.Would it matter if I used my mothers email with her permission.Or do we have to use our own.Thank you.

    You may use your mother’s e-mail address with her permission!

  • chris on August 21st, 2009 - 9:55am


    Original Joe – there aren’t three contests, only two. The first is the one on the Passages page on the Official Site, and the second is the one being run by the three fan sites.

  • abraham on August 21st, 2009 - 9:57am


    this should be fun
    whats the prize?

  • rachel on August 21st, 2009 - 10:17am


    wow! what a challenging contest. Sounds very exciting!

  • deborah on August 21st, 2009 - 10:56am



  • deborah on August 21st, 2009 - 11:06am


    do you mean fun at home or fun somewhere else.If its somewhere else ,have

  • angela on August 21st, 2009 - 12:53pm



  • Michael on August 21st, 2009 - 1:02pm


    This is so cool. I am definitely trying to win. 🙂

  • ANDI (: on August 21st, 2009 - 1:04pm



  • ann on August 21st, 2009 - 1:09pm


    Wow! Sounds like fun. I like to write stories like Passages. I’ve never read them but I am going to after I finish the series I am curently reading. Hey Andi, I Love Odyssey to and I’ve listend to Odyssey ever since I was a baby and I am now 14 (almost 15). Well, I got to go now, but I wanted to let every one who works at the studios and Focus on the Family that I’m praying for all of you and I’m greatful for all you do.

  • Me on August 21st, 2009 - 2:24pm


    For those of you who have questions, follow the links to the websites listed above and you can participate.

  • julianna on August 21st, 2009 - 2:43pm


    Thank you for the answer Mr.Hobbler.My mother said I may.

  • Yerusha on August 21st, 2009 - 3:34pm


    Hi,My name is Yerusha.Its hard to say I know.Mr.Hobbler I hope you don’t mind.I live in Israel.I am 15.I love the Hora dance.I love to read my favorite book.The Bible it’s like a histroy book in a way.I have black hair,blue eyes.I am 4/9 in height.Julianna did you know Hungarains are related to Hebrews.Well thats all for know.If you want to know about me and my country.Write back.Mr.Hobbler that was a good podcast.I might enter.I love it.

  • Rubenator on August 21st, 2009 - 3:37pm


    WOW! This I like!I have’t entered yet but I hope my dad will let me enter TODAY! GOD BLESS

  • Original joe on August 21st, 2009 - 4:17pm


    H., I was talking about this one, the art contest, and the “Washington Secret Word Contest.” And you just need to click on the links above to get to the Odysseyscoop, AIO Wiki, and the Unofficial AIO podcast.

  • Yerusha on August 21st, 2009 - 4:59pm


    Hello Everyone

  • Jacob on August 21st, 2009 - 5:59pm


    Julianna, I am one of those who are running this contest and it is perfectly fine if you use your parents’ email address, as long as they check it periodically. That way you’ll know if you win or not.

  • Jessie on August 21st, 2009 - 6:28pm


    whats this whole thing about

  • Libby on August 21st, 2009 - 8:06pm


    i listend to the chosen one part 1 and i wanna hear part two VERRRRRRRRYYYYY badly PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU PLAY PART TWO!!!! i loved part 1

  • Robyn on August 22nd, 2009 - 8:51am


    I’ve read the books and i’m hoping to get the cd!


  • Mercy on August 22nd, 2009 - 10:30am


    This contest looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!!

  • elise on August 22nd, 2009 - 10:49am


    I can’t seem to find the contest 🙁

  • Leah kathryn on August 22nd, 2009 - 11:51am


    Neat! Yet another contest! Hmmm… to enter… or not…

  • Nottelling on August 22nd, 2009 - 1:09pm


    Wow! This is going to be hard!

  • Aaron on August 22nd, 2009 - 2:20pm


    I’m entered and I hope I get 5th place or higher. can you get the guy who plays brian dern (whose name escapes me)to sign the poster if I get one.

  • Tori on August 22nd, 2009 - 3:43pm


    This is a good idea. I don’t think i will enter but good luck to everyone who does!

  • Isabella on August 22nd, 2009 - 3:51pm


    wow i just got this book today and i love it! Its so interesting and the cover is so eye catching! God bless u all and may God continue to bless u! Thank u paul for writing this book its so good! its the best book ive read! im going to tell my dad to read this because i know hell loved it just as much as i do! and the great thing is that this book is christian

  • deborah on August 22nd, 2009 - 5:20pm


    I love odessey to because of its adventures,and thats why they call it adventures in odessey.

  • deborah on August 22nd, 2009 - 5:28pm


    i also agree with Abraham,because i’m wondering whaat the prize is Too.THIS IS VERY SUSPISIOUS.I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PRIZE IS GOING TO BE

  • deborah on August 22nd, 2009 - 5:42pm



  • Caleb on August 23rd, 2009 - 12:41pm


    I want to win!

  • matthew on August 23rd, 2009 - 1:23pm


    Sorry, this is the only comment box that i could find.

    Where Odyssey in NOT. in Snow Day,Alex said, “we will fight them on our beeches.” then Cal reminded him that Odyssey has no beaches. so Odyssey is not in any coastal state.
    God Bless, and happy hunting!!!

    Odysseys BIGGEST fan ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!{ran out of characters}!!!

  • M on August 23rd, 2009 - 10:25pm


    sounds cool! cept its too bad it is a writing contest…..because i don’t like to write. oh well! AIO MAKE MORE CONTESTS PLEASE!! ones that AREN’T writing contests!! THANX! 🙂

  • Thomas on August 24th, 2009 - 1:06am


    It sounds like fun

  • Narniactags on August 24th, 2009 - 8:52am



  • Narniactags on August 24th, 2009 - 8:58am


    Also, I don’t really love Passages, but any Odyssey contest is fun! The artwork for the cover is pretty awesome, too.

  • kate on August 24th, 2009 - 10:45am


    I love it.

  • aio fan on August 24th, 2009 - 11:02am


    i hope i win!i worked very hard.

  • roneeann on August 24th, 2009 - 12:08pm


    adventures in odyssey has a realy big in pact in my life my parenst are divost and it brot me to christ and helps me throo hard times.

  • um on August 24th, 2009 - 4:37pm


    I have been listening since I was 2 in 1998 now I am 13

  • um on August 24th, 2009 - 4:38pm


    that is really amazing and incredible RONEEANN

  • rere on August 24th, 2009 - 7:51pm


    i love it! jesus rocks!

  • angela on August 24th, 2009 - 10:00pm


    im so sorry for u roneeann because it must be really sad that ur parents are devorts. i will be praying for u and your family.

  • khemenaya on August 24th, 2009 - 11:24pm


    Well i havent ever read the darians rise books but i looked at our libaray and didnt find it .I found a different aio book though .but please play part 2 soon of the chosen one!Me and my sisters have the aio where connie and kelly are fighting still becaus kelly deleated all of her book that she had written.

  • khemenaya on August 24th, 2009 - 11:31pm


    B-) Ummmm Mr.Hoobler i had question .what is darians rise ? I mean i know its books and stuff but like im reading the 2nd book .So you guys are making a Darians rise aio set. Well i cant wait !

  • secret on August 24th, 2009 - 11:45pm


    I think that the chosen one is totally absolutelycool

  • wooton-freak on August 25th, 2009 - 10:59am


    It looks pretty cool.
    And I was just listening to “Gloobers” and it sounds almost exactly like the AIO movie “The Forbidden Matrix
    Is it based on that movie?

  • daniel on August 25th, 2009 - 12:40pm


    I think this is cool!

  • Mercy on August 25th, 2009 - 2:23pm


    I entered & I’m glad that we are allowed to use our mom’s email address….my mom is excited about the contest too!! Mr. Hoobler, I have a guestion. How many people will get prizes? Just the first place finalist?

  • Austin on August 25th, 2009 - 3:44pm


    Aaron,the actor who plays Brian Dern is Corey Burton.

    I’ve already started my story for the contest.Hope to get it done soon.

  • swiss roll on August 25th, 2009 - 4:36pm


    im a HUGE oddesy fan but dont get to listen to new episodes that often.so glad that u dont have to have heard passages since i never have.(but REALLY want to!!)thanks so much for doing this! may God continue to bless focus on the family! and all of ya’ll out there have an awesome day!

  • swiss roll on August 25th, 2009 - 4:41pm


    hey,sorry me again just wanted to know where to sign up and what is the oddesy scoop and aio wikie? love the podcast!!tell jesse and bob hey 4 me!!:) 🙂

  • swiss roll on August 25th, 2009 - 4:41pm



  • aaron on August 25th, 2009 - 6:32pm


    wow wow wow ive done the art thing and thought i did pretty well. hopefully i’ll win! good luck to everybody and have a blessed day:)

    p.s. I was listinig to gloobers to!!
    hey other Aaron!!

  • ALY on August 25th, 2009 - 7:17pm


    Wooton-Freak i think “gloobers” is based on the movie.I have never seen the movie,but from what i have herd it is pretty much the same.

  • ALY on August 25th, 2009 - 7:29pm


    as the movie.(sorry had to go clean the dining room):)

  • chels! on August 25th, 2009 - 8:06pm


    This is a cool contest. But, I am not going to lie Odyssey, I think the prize is a bit lame. I recall a contest where a person could win an ipod. Now that’s a prize!

  • angela on August 25th, 2009 - 8:18pm


    today i was listing to GLOODERS and it sounded like me and my sis. i think it is really cool

  • angela on August 25th, 2009 - 8:27pm


    wooton-freak whats is your really name?

  • benjamin on August 26th, 2009 - 11:32am


    looks cool

  • connie fan on August 26th, 2009 - 3:21pm


    everyone please pray psalm 91 over you and your family!

  • Eugene fan on August 26th, 2009 - 4:59pm


    Please play the chosen one part two!! I love it!

  • kelcie on August 27th, 2009 - 3:35pm


    I love the gloober adventure!!!! Thankyou. :):):):):0

  • Original joe on August 27th, 2009 - 3:43pm


    Swiss Roll, those websites are Odyssey fan websites. To get to them go to http://www.odysseyscoop.com, http://www.aiowiki.com/wiki/main_page, and http://www.aiofanpodcast.blogspot.com. Enter by going to one of these websites and clicking on the link to the submission page.

  • Rainey P on August 27th, 2009 - 8:35pm


    SOUNDS cool!!!!!!
    Three contests at the same time. AIO is really starting up the season this is awsome

  • hope on August 28th, 2009 - 7:53am


    This is so cool!!!

  • Anonymous on August 28th, 2009 - 1:04pm



  • Eugene fan on August 28th, 2009 - 4:19pm


    I have already entered the scavenger hunt. It is so cool!

  • christian on August 28th, 2009 - 4:33pm


    I’ve already submitted my story. I really hop to win. It would be really cool to get those free prizes! I think it would be even cooler if one of the prizes was that Paul McCusker took the winner’s entry and made a book out of it! The seventh Passages book!

  • Ashtree on August 29th, 2009 - 5:11am


    this is Awsome

  • Lizzy on August 29th, 2009 - 5:14am


    This sounds really really cool!!

  • ashtree on August 29th, 2009 - 5:15am


    this is Awsome !

  • lizzy on August 29th, 2009 - 5:21am


    this is great I really really enjoyed it!

  • ashtree on August 29th, 2009 - 5:22am


    this is awesome!

  • Eugene fan on August 29th, 2009 - 9:36am


    Give it up chels!. THe prize is awsome!

  • deoxys on August 29th, 2009 - 2:39pm


    This is so awsome!

  • heatran on August 29th, 2009 - 2:46pm


    This is an AWSOME idea 100%

  • Naomi on August 29th, 2009 - 2:50pm


    This is So cool!

  • noely on August 29th, 2009 - 5:27pm


    today i listened to some of passages, and it was really awesome! 🙂 i wouldn’t get off until it was over. i just can NOT wait until September 2, 2009 so i can listen to the rest! although it is on a Wednesday night and i go to church, i can ALWAYS go online n listen to it n maybe to that night’s episode. well God bless every one of you! noely (noel for short) 🙂

  • cgaett16070 on August 29th, 2009 - 6:08pm


    I love jesus and this thing! 🙂

  • Macy on August 29th, 2009 - 9:23pm



  • mONICA on August 29th, 2009 - 9:29pm



  • mACY on August 29th, 2009 - 9:32pm



  • Caleb on August 30th, 2009 - 1:54pm



  • cAROLINE on August 30th, 2009 - 4:12pm



  • tanae on August 31st, 2009 - 12:53pm


    we’ve taped so many odysseys I can’t find them all!

  • Cubs fan! on August 31st, 2009 - 3:52pm


    This is pretty awesome. I am pretty good at creative writing. I hope that if I do not win, I at least get runner-up. Good luck to everybody! May the best writer win!

  • Eugene fan on August 31st, 2009 - 5:59pm


    I am also good at creative writing. My strong point is strong word choice. I hope I win and if I don’t, I wish you all luck who have entered. And cubs fan, mabey you can give me some pointers. I LOVE ADVENTURES IN ODDESEY!

  • jj on August 31st, 2009 - 8:24pm


    this is the coolest thing in the world lolololololololololololololol

  • Caleb on September 1st, 2009 - 4:04pm



  • Elizabeth on September 1st, 2009 - 7:25pm


    what is this contest about. i mean what do you win? I really can’t wait for this passage. elizabeth

    Love you guys alot!!!!!!
    thank you!

  • Anonymous on September 2nd, 2009 - 11:43am


    i have a least 12 dramas and i listen to them all the time and my parents get tired of adventures in oddesey when i listen to the same one over and over but i still love them so much it helps me pass time when i’m bord.

    keep up the good work ???????

  • Anonymous on September 2nd, 2009 - 4:04pm


    me too! i’ve loved odessy scince i was so little. my oldest sister listened too. she’s 24 now!

  • cAROLINE on September 3rd, 2009 - 1:10pm


    i love it!

  • sarah on September 4th, 2009 - 5:04pm


    Mercy ,
    their will be four runner ups.This is the best contest i’ve seen ever Thank you odyssey!

  • christian on September 5th, 2009 - 12:01am


    This is so awsome! I didn’t win, but they chose four of thier favorite stories(besides the winning ones) to give honorable mention to and one of them was my story!

  • Rachel on September 5th, 2009 - 5:55am


    I was an honorable mention! YAY!

  • Anonymous on September 7th, 2009 - 12:28pm



  • Amy on September 8th, 2009 - 8:09am


    oh chels! I think the prize is kool…

  • Original joe on September 8th, 2009 - 2:53pm


    Congrats, Rachel!

  • Jacob on September 9th, 2009 - 6:44pm


    Congratulations to all our winners!

  • m.e. on September 12th, 2009 - 7:47am


    ever since i was 6 i have always loved Odyssey. i am 10 now and i still love it!

  • The WOlf on September 12th, 2009 - 9:15pm


    Who won?

  • cAROLINE on September 12th, 2009 - 10:57pm



  • daniel on September 27th, 2009 - 9:16pm


    Adventures in Odyssey is Awesome!!!!

  • asdfghjkl on November 6th, 2009 - 7:45pm


    i like passages but i dont like this scavenger hunt

  • Anonymous on November 22nd, 2009 - 1:00am



  • BOBBI on November 22nd, 2009 - 1:03am



  • Anonymous on December 2nd, 2009 - 11:01am


    Passages is cool

  • bobbianne on January 18th, 2010 - 10:35pm


    wow i havent written on this one since november and no one else has ps. bobbi is a girl name im a girl

  • rebekah b. on February 6th, 2010 - 1:04am



  • james on May 9th, 2010 - 6:40pm


    YO I love adventures odyssey keep up the great work .

  • faith on May 19th, 2010 - 1:10pm


    cool!I’m new to odyssey.but keep up the great work.

  • whitsendblog on June 1st, 2011 - 4:44am


    The ultimate passages fan scavenger hunt.. Reposted it 🙂

  • whitsendblog on June 3rd, 2011 - 9:07am


    The ultimate passages fan scavenger hunt.. Huh, really? 🙂

  • JT on April 8th, 2012 - 9:09pm


    LOVE IT!!!

  • discovery on February 19th, 2013 - 8:19am


    Sweet! Found a podcast where no one has posted for almost a year!! 🙂

  • lilly rose on August 9th, 2013 - 5:48pm


    ANONYMOUS on December 2nd, 2009 – 11:01am

    Passages is cool

    BOBBIANNE on January 18th, 2010 – 10:35pm

    wow i havent written on this one since november and no one else has ps. bobbi is a girl name im a girl

    REBEKAH B. on February 6th, 2010 – 1:04am


    JAMES on May 9th, 2010 – 6:40pm

    YO I love adventures odyssey keep up the great work .

    FAITH on May 19th, 2010 – 1:10pm

    cool!I’m new to odyssey.but keep up the great work.

    WHITSENDBLOG on June 1st, 2011 – 4:44am

    The ultimate passages fan scavenger hunt.. Reposted it

    WHITSENDBLOG on June 3rd, 2011 – 9:07am

    The ultimate passages fan scavenger hunt.. Huh, really?

    JT on April 8th, 2012 – 9:09pm

    LOVE IT!!!

    DISCOVERY on February 19th, 2013 – 8:19am

    Sweet! Found a podcast where no one has posted for almost a year!!

  • Chicken legs on August 25th, 2013 - 4:31pm


    Chicken legs 😉

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