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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victoria Laurie Narrator: Susan Duerden Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Oracles of Delphi Keep Series Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780739381427
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Ian Wigby is about to find out that he is a very special boy.

Along the southern coast of England, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, stands a castle. And at that castle’s old keep is an orphanage. Delphi Keep has seen many youngsters come and go through its gates, and Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, are happy to call it home. Life has always been simple at the Keep, and the orphanage safe, until one day, Ian and Theo find a silver treasure box. And within the box, a prophesy. Three thousand years ago a great Greek oracle wrote of a quest. A quest on which the fate of the world depends. A quest that names two children—Ian and Theodosia. Suddenly Delphi Keep is no longer safe. And Ian and Theo, along with a very special group of friends, realize they must unravel the meaning behind the scroll of Dover cavern before darkness falls on the world—and before an unfathomable evil catches up with them.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/18/2014

    " This is another fantasy series that will remind the reader a bit of the Percy Jackson series. Two orphans living in an orphanage near the Cliffs of Dover find they are to fulfill prophesies that were written long ago in ancient Greece. The book starts off with a bang and lots of action. There were some sections of the book that seemed to drag a bit, but overall I found it to be very imaginative and a fast, fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Dee | 2/14/2014

    " Definitely better than Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Not sure if I can identify it as better than all other Harry Potter books. However, this is the beginning of a series and time will tell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/9/2014

    " "Oracles of Delphi Keep" was a particularly frustrating read because, while an interesting concept, most of the first 200 pages were pure infodumping on the author's part and the characters weren't engaging enough to keep my attention from wandering during the first half of the book. I'm usually a fairly fast reader, but "Oracles" took me ages to finish because I had to keep putting it down because it was terribly boring. The book does pick up quite a bit in the back half and I really got into the storyline within the last 100 pages. It ends on an fairly intriguing cliffhanger, so hopefully the author will be able to keep the momentum going with the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R | 2/4/2014

    " right from the beginning I was kept on edge and in suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/21/2014

    " We listned to this on audio and it was a real edge of your seat adventure, and a clever mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/14/2014

    " Both Harper and I really enjoyed this book. Wish she would write the next book in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/14/2014

    " Really liked this book. If you like Harry Potter, C.S. Lewis, Madeline L'Engle (or your kids do), then I highly recommend it. Fast paced and smartly written for pre-teens on up, but good enough for the grown-ups to enjoy, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Netsirk4 | 1/13/2014

    " I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I've since tried other boos by this author, the psychic eye series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 12/17/2013

    " Definitely interesting, i Want to read the sequel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 12/11/2013

    " This was a really really good book. However, the subsequent novels are taking a very, very long time! I read the first of seven (I think) almost three years ago, and there's only been one after that. But if they're going to be this good, it's worth the wait! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 11/3/2013

    " This was another book we listed to in the car this summer. Again it was a hit with the young ones and the teens. A very fun book full of adventure and plotting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Johnosn | 10/31/2013

    " This was written for teen boys, but this woman adult really enjoyed it, as well as the others in the series. I can't wait for the last one to tie it all together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 10/20/2013

    " A great and gripping story with great characters. I'll definitely read any others that she writes. The ending was wide open so you know there will be more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Hancock | 10/19/2013

    " I liked this book, but for some reason I didn't finish. I'm not sure why. I think summer break came and I left the book at school on accident. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tasha | 10/7/2013

    " Yay, I finally finished it! *sobs in relief* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annalise | 8/17/2013

    " this was such a great and excting book!! So adventrous to and a great ending cant wait to read the second book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 3/16/2013

    " I am definitely going to read the remaining books in this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shasta | 12/19/2012

    " Well-written and fun. I loved the characters, I loved the mythology, and I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/7/2012

    " Great read! I love Victoria Laurie's Psychic Eye series for adults so I interested in knowing what her book for kids would be like. It was full of adventure, mythology, and mysticism. English orphans and hellhounds and magic portals and warring tribes, oh my! I can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 11/23/2012

    " I enjoyed the way Ms. Laurie combined elements of fantasy with the historical fiction. It really grabbed me right in. I think that 5th through 8th graders would like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 10/20/2012

    " Edison and I listened to this together. Kept both of us interested :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Henry Traylor | 2/10/2012

    " This is as good as Percy Jackson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/10/2012

    " A very entertaining book, specially if you like stories that combined a bit of mystery and ancient civilizations... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/7/2012

    " Children on a quest, in a mix of pre-Nazi England and ancient mythology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal W. | 1/28/2012

    " As someone who reads quite a few children's books, I feel that this book was excellant. I have actually gotten a few reluctant readers to read this and now they come see me at least 3 times a month for new recommendations. (If i forgot to mention, I work at Barnes & Noble) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharla | 10/31/2011

    " I thought it was well written and entertaining. I felt it was too long... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 5/20/2011

    " I found this book in the children's section of the library, but I really liked it. As a fantasy adventure set in England among orphans, it smacked of Harry Potter--not as good, but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 3/18/2011

    " I thought it was very adventurous and kept you at the edge of your seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/29/2011

    " listening in the car. it is awesome "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 1/27/2011

    " really well written and paced perfectly. There are a lot of events that make the reader really interested. i think this book opened up a whole new different type of fantasy adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Henry | 1/21/2011

    " This is as good as Percy Jackson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 1/14/2011

    " it started off kinda slow, but otherwise good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R | 12/22/2010

    " right from the beginning I was kept on edge and in suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/7/2010

    " Another great book.... a little long winded at times but enjoyable all the same.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharae | 10/20/2010

    " This book was absolutely phenomenal!!! I could not put it down. It made the reader feel like you were right in the book with the kids at Delphi Keep. Laurie is an amazing author loved it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eml59b | 9/18/2010

    " Great beginning to a series...I had two Laurie adult mysteries sitting in my TBR when I picked this up. I didn't even realize it was that Laurie until halfway through this book. I still haven't read the adult mysteries but I definitely will. I look forward to book 2! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 7/27/2010

    " Loved this kids book. It was like a young Indiana Jones; not always logical, but very fun to read. "

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About the Author
Author Victoria LaurieVictoria Laurie is a New York Times bestselling adult mystery author and a former professional psychic intuitive. Both careers have served her beautifully in crafting her young adult debut, When. She lives and writes in Michigan.
About the Narrator

Susan Duerden is a critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. Her reading of The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht earned her an AudioFile Best Voice Award and a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.