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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Reeve Narrator: Greg Steinburner Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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In 1851 a mysterious visitor to Art Mumby's space home has plans for a calamity that will destroy not only the entire British Empire, but also the known universe. Can disaster be prevented with help from Art's irritating sister Myrtle, a few exotic space creatures, and an extraterrestrial pirate?

Author Phillip Reeve was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize Children's Book Award.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/10/2014

    " A space adventure set in an alternate Victorian England? Yes, I'm all for that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 2/7/2014

    " The first installation of the Larklight series introduces readers to a science-fiction world with clear inspiration from Jules Verne and HG Wells, yet with an approach toward science that veers closer to the Ptolemaic. While the plot chugs along and the characters are interesting, perhaps the most winning aspect of this book to me is its intriguing post-colonial slant. For a children's book it is unusual to find something that does not shy away from some of the ugliness of imperialism when dealing with the historical (or in this case, pseudo-historical) British Empire - and better yet, it addresses these without resorting to tiresome and essentialist moralizing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kami | 2/6/2014

    " These were set in the 1800's as if space travel had been discovered long ago. Yet every thing else in the story was the same as our 1800's. Very original, very cute, and witty. Great book and there are two more!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedict Jones | 1/24/2014

    " This was my first Steampunk book and it's made me a fan for life. Cute, funny, and well-written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 1/15/2014

    " A fun, silly book. Good for whiling away an afternoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/3/2013

    " An entertaining young adult novel that takes the British empire into space. I laughed the whole way through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mirm | 11/18/2013

    " Very interesting. Its victorian writing but the stories in space. Its like the whole victorian time is in space. weird i know but way cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ragan | 10/24/2013

    " Very fun SF book set during Victorian times. The plot is inventive and Art and his sister are interesting first person narrators. The sequel Starcrossed is good as well. Great if you want a fun light-hearted adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ami | 10/3/2013

    " This was a really fun book. Have you ever wondered what would have happened to the world is space flight was discovered by England while America was still a colony? This is a cute idea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arlene | 9/3/2013

    " curious mixture of science fiction and 19th century culture and writing style, but i liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty | 9/5/2012

    " We are loving this book so far. It is a great steampunky space adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neville Ridley-smith | 4/3/2012

    " Yay - something fresh and original! And well written! I shall hopefully get around to reading more of these. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/23/2011

    " very vreativee story and setting and alot of enjoyable humor "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Greeley | 4/26/2011

    " A really fun story with great illustrations, humor, and evil spiders from space! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 3/11/2011

    " This is very funny series. Victorian mores meet Star Wars technology in one fun steampunk book. Told in two narrative voices, Arthur, the brother, and his sister, Myrtle, through her diary. A nine-year old girl I know well would like this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 8/19/2009

    " Entirely delightful, with a rambunctious sense of wonder unimpeded by any stodgy reality, but still sensibly anchored in realistic processes. Adventure of the Jules Verne variety, with plenty of swashbuckling for the young (and young at heart). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linnae | 12/3/2008

    " Much like the sequel (which I read first). Light-hearted, entertaining, and a bit silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherilee | 8/15/2008

    " Such a fun book. Slightly outrageous and unrealistic but that is part of what made it so fun. Many laugh out loud moments. I recommend it for a quick read that will make you laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erinfarleys | 7/18/2008

    " I read this to the girls at night and was very pleased. We all enjoyed it and the author is creative, lighthearted, and does fantasy well. We will happily finish the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eden Hutchins | 5/6/2008

    " Excellent, original story with characters you can actually believe in. Fantastic settings, machines and aliens that are not just derivatives of other 'standard' steampunk ideas. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 10/11/2007

    " I haven't read much of what I believe is called "steampunk" so I probably found this cleverer than it may be in comparison to other such stories. It was fun to read science fiction based on science that no longer exists. A great romp, even if the main narrator was an obnoxious young British male. "

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