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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,066 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth Oppel Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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Shade, a young silverwing bat, is searching the countryside for his father when he discovers a huge glass building. When he flies inside, he finds a forest haven where, safe from predatory owls, hundreds of bats are finally living in the sunlight. But when he tries to find an exit, Shade quickly realizes that instead of a paradise, the building is really a prison. From there, bats are taken to laboratories, where they are fitted with bombs and used in human warfare. Even as Shade manages to escape, he knows that the fate of his entire species is in great peril. It's up to him to foil the dark force that plots against the silverwings.

Sunwing is the exciting continuation of Silverwing, which was lauded by Smithsonian magazine as a tour-de-force of fantasy. With John McDonough's dramatic narration, Shade and his world soar with colorful life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Araceli | 2/19/2014

    " Such a good book, I could not believe it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crazy Uncle Ryan | 2/12/2014

    " Please see review of Silverwing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ravi | 2/11/2014

    " the seconed one of the silverwing sieries. Shade travels to save his dad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 2/8/2014

    " This adventure was thrilling. The first book was a little slower with its storyline but this novel with its jungle setting was always very interesting and new. The mystery of the giant bats was fun for a girl my age, and as always it was animals as the main characters; which I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/6/2014

    " Here's to hoping that Firewing is just as action packed. ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca | 1/7/2014

    " Although there is one more book in the series, this book fantastically ends the story line started in Silverwing. If you are looking for an intelligent, exciting story for you or your kids, this is a little-known gem that you will love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey | 1/6/2014

    " Speechless. Just AMAZING. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qt | 12/28/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars. It took me a while to get into this one, even though it's a great story and I love bats. I think it was more because I was reading it in bits and pieces whenever I got a chance, because the story starts right out--anyway, I did enjoy it and the finale was thrilling. I'll certainly be continuing the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate the great | 12/18/2013

    " This book is really good, but I don't have much to say about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Callista | 12/2/2013

    " You will never look at bats the same way again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 11/21/2013

    " These are three (the trilogy-be sure you read it in the right order) of my favorite easy to read books. I love the relationship between the owls and the bats. An imaginative story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Strumbeck | 10/4/2013

    " Awesome! Great sequel to Silverwing. Another gripping adventure in the bat world. I can't wait to red Firewing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 10/4/2013

    " Reading this to my fourth graders. I didn't like this one as much as the first Sunwing. Many of my fourth graders went on to read the next book in the series too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/3/2013

    " Yet another adventure of bats! The sequel to Silverwing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hi | 8/26/2013

    " One word FANTASTIC !!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moon | 7/25/2013

    " This was a great book.All I have to say.Oh and the bat god of the Underworld Cama Zotz is a real Mayan god.That was for those who didn't know "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ubalstecha | 9/27/2012

    " Not as good as Silverwing, but the tying in of Maya bat mythology and the vampire bat is quite clever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 7/9/2012

    " Good sequel to Silverwing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anactacia | 6/1/2012

    " Spelling bounding and even better than the first book in the same series! A must read for anyone who likes suspense and mythology! The scenes in the temple were the only scenes I did not really enjoy reading but the rest was super amazing!!!!!!! YEAH FOR AN AMAZING BOOK AND ONE OF MY FAVOURITES!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr | 4/6/2012

    " 309-Sunwing is a sequel to Silverwing. It is suspensful and makes you want to read more and more. I reccomend this book because it is suspensful and fun to read. This book is part of a series so it will leave you on edge untill you get the next book.xKARA ROGERS "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linz | 3/10/2012

    " Great!! A very well done continuation of Shade's story. Lots of action and twists. I enjoyed this one very much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 11/26/2011

    " This is such a good series, im glad there is a 3rd one still out there that I have to read still "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 7/18/2011

    " This is a good read, excellent for teenagers that aren't too sensitive. Adds a few bits of true information about bats into it also. Would recommend for 12+ years old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 4/21/2011

    " Mine is paperback with this cover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca | 3/18/2011

    " Although there is one more book in the series, this book fantastically ends the story line started in Silverwing. If you are looking for an intelligent, exciting story for you or your kids, this is a little-known gem that you will love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/26/2010

    " This is one of my favorite series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ApOpHiS | 10/13/2010

    " A wild ride through the Amazonian forest with giant killer cannabalistic bats trying to kill and eat Shade. Gotta love Kenneth Opel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shreya=Drastically Random. Find the emoticon. | 8/18/2010

    " I really liked this book, but Silverwing was better. This had too many ideas stuffed into it. And Chinook is too different in this one. You don't get to see him change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ecila | 5/18/2010

    " I'D GIVE IT A TEN IF I COULD, AGAIN! ( I FINISHED BEFORE MS.MARTIN DID =P SHE TOLD US NOT TO, BUT CAN'T HOLD MYSELF DOWN WHEN I SAW IT IN THE LIBRARY, GOOD THING SHE DIDN'T KNOW, I'LL BE IN BIG TRUBLE!!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joey | 5/13/2010

    " Interesting story about bats in a sort of fantasy type novel. A book for younger readers and recommended for an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/13/2009

    " Here's to hoping that Firewing is just as action packed. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akire12 | 10/27/2009

    " I read this in elementery school and can only remember that it was great...guess i have to read it again=) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate the great | 9/26/2009

    " This book is really good, but I don't have much to say about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 9/16/2009

    " This, and the rest of the trilogy are in my top ten book series. Who is Hannibal Lector? It was in the review! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Araceli? May Heavy Wings Grow Lighter | 7/3/2009

    " Such a good book, I could not believe it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 4/30/2009

    " Second in a series of kids books about a runt bat. Excellent books, "

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About the Author
Author Kenneth Oppel

Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. Airborn won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s literature; its sequel, Skybreaker, was a New York Times bestseller and was named Children’s Novel of the Year by the Times. Born on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he now resides in Toronto with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and won eleven Earphones Awards. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.