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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: David Kell Publisher: Full Cast Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. It is the life Matt's always wanted; convinced he's lighter than air, he imagines himself as buoyant as the hydrium gas that powers his ship. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious.

In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily Rietz | 2/14/2014

    " an intriguing, futuristic YA novel with nautical twists and delightful protagonists "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Valley Cottage Library | 2/2/2014

    " SUMMER READING REVIEW: "While this is not an adult book, I did listen to the entire book on cd while driving to Virginia with my family. I loved that it was exciting enough for all of my kids, ages 6-11, as well as entertaining enough for me. The person reading the story was not dull and monotonous and they used different voices for different characters. It had romance, adventure, and pirates. What more could you ask for?" -Melissa Carton "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by MizziQ | 1/27/2014

    " This is one of the best books I have EVER READ! It was AMAZING! I can't believe you are wasting time reading this. GO! NOW! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Arwen | 1/26/2014

    " A rousing adventure with pirates, airships and a mysterious island. "

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