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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,078 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Reeve Narrator: Philip Reeve Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fever Crumb Trilogy Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545328616
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A stunning, new novel by master storyteller Philip Reeve.

FORMAT: 6 CDs, Unabridged
NARRATOR: Philip Reeve

Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been (cont'd)
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beautifully written, grippingly paced, and filled with eccentric characters and bizarre inventions (such as foldable assassins made of paper), this is a novel guaranteed to please Reeve's fans—and very likely broaden their ranks.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Reeve has crafted a swiftly paced story worthy of standing alone, both in terms of where Fever’s adventure may lead her next as well as the connections to the Hungry City Chronicles.” 

    Booklist

  • “Suspense builds and builds, and every bit of clever wordplay and brilliant imagery leaps off the page. The result will leave listeners utterly charmed and eager for the next installment in the series.” 

    AudioFile

  • “An essential read for fans and a great entry point for newcomers to the world; here’s hoping there’s more to come.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josamarie | 2/17/2014

    " This was interesting and fast-paced, Fever was a fun character, though I'd love to have gotten a little more into the back story of some of the other characters. There were things that bothered me (poor Kit), but all in all it was fun to read and intrigued me enough to want to read his other Fever books and probably his Mortal Engines books as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marla | 2/6/2014

    " Maine Student Book Award Nominee 2011-2012 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Mason | 1/24/2014

    " Excellent YA steampunk. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hannah ~Cenah A.Laughinglily~ The only water in the forest is the River~ | 1/9/2014

    " did not like the end =( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan Funke | 1/8/2014

    " I liked that this book takes place in the future after the big "downsizing" of the population. Archeologists discover old tech (present day stuff) and try to figure out how to use it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Penckofer | 1/2/2014

    " Wonderful prequel to the Hungry City Chronicles. Honestly, I've forgotten so much about the other books that I'm certain there's a lot more I could have caught while reading this one. Terrific for fans of the other books, post-apocalyptic sci-fi, and adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 1/1/2014

    " Reeves creates an interesting future society that is both frightening and intriguing. A great read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sassy Lou | 12/24/2013

    " I wasn't able to get into this book. It just didn't catch my interest. It seemed a little weird, right from the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shadowfairy | 12/10/2013

    " It was well developed, so it gets four stars. This is the second book this month I've read where the girl has shaved her head bald...I didn't know that was such a common theme. But anyways, I digress. This book was interesting. There was no love interest, which, was fine, except she had no one that could question her on a more personal level. She was hard to get to know, and I think she could have been a little more developed, because she makes some decisions that question prior knowledge of her. Also, her age, she acted older than her age, and she acted younger than her age...it was kind of confusing. The world was very well developed, this is where the four stars come in. I was fascinated by the different races and people and history. And also the technology, I liked that. But, I've read a Knife of Never Letting Go, where instead of Scriven, there are Spackle, and I liked that book much better than this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Farrell | 11/5/2013

    " Fever Crumb is a great character. This was my first Philip Reeve book and I enjoyed it a lot. I usually don't go in for this type of futuristic world books, but I really liked the character and Philip did a great job on the audio. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/30/2013

    " It was really hard to read and get into. I will not be reading the others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 9/8/2013

    " First time I have ever read "steam punk" genre. I loved the characters and the world they lived in was very vivid and easy to imagine. Highly recommended and looking forward to reading the next in the series. Listened on audiobook from library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 5/8/2013

    " This book had an intriguing storyline, but it left much unexplained. At the end of the book, I wasn't sure how I felt about the main character, but it did make me want to read the sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/13/2013

    " This was almost a 4 but too much complicated technical fantasy stuff that I wasn't interested enough to follow. But aha! I see it is the prequel to the hungry city series, whose first book was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 3/14/2013

    " "Fever Crumb" is a great story with a satisfying ending. At times the plot is a bit hard to follow, but all in all it's an awesome book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 EJ MACK | 8/16/2012

    " I was kinda surprised by how much I liked this book. I will read the rest of the Pre-stuff and start on the main story after. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Barber | 3/27/2012

    " meh. I thought it was pretty boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/16/2012

    " This book had a slow start, but got better toward the end. Not a bad book, I would recommend it to others for a quick, fun, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 12/7/2011

    " I found Fever Fascinating, and I loved the world it was set it. So cool, but not terribly rational! Can't wait for some more Fever Books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken Kugler | 8/16/2011

    " I thought that this book was a hoot. There are many sly references to todays literary giants, authors as well as characters in books. A satirical look at society that pokes fun at us all. I can't wait to read, A Web of Air, the next book in this new series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leora | 8/9/2011

    " I don't usually like prequels, but I didn't even realize this was one. It's a beautifully crafted addition to Reeve's Hungry City Chronicles. His portrayal of a future dystopian earth is complex and well imagined. The characters are also multi-layered. I actually think this is the best of them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 6/30/2011

    " Read by the author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 stillme | 5/19/2011

    " I liked it as well as I could, considering I find dystopian future a painful genre to read. I did like his take London place name distortions.
    ALA ALSC Notable 2011 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/12/2011

    " Well-written post-apocalyptic fiction. I really enjoyed Reeve's take on London hundreds (thousands?) of years after "The Downsizing". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 5/10/2011

    " I really wanted to love this book. It has so much going for it: a well developed, detailed futuristic London setting; complicated characters; and steampunk machines galore. However, something just never clicked for me. I just never really felt committed to the story or to Fever Crumb's character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzie | 5/4/2011

    " Eh... I got maybe 100 pages into this and got bored. I will finish it later on and give it another try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/26/2011

    " I'm currently reading this book, but so far I think it's really well written. The main character, Fever Crumb, is well crafted and has just the right amount of conflict within her (literally) to create a really cool tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 4/22/2011

    " I really liked this book. The writing was addictive and the characters were intriguing. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 4/12/2011

    " meh. I thought it was pretty boring. "

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About the Author
Author Philip Reeve

Philip Reeve is the bestselling author of the Predator Cities quartet and the award-winning Fever Crumb series. His other books include the highly acclaimed Here Lies Arthur and No Such Thing as Dragons. He lives in Dartmoor, England with his wife and son.