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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,771 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Carman Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Atherton Series Release Date:
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From the creator of the Land of Elyon series comes a riveting adventure set in an extraordinary satellite world created as a refuge from a dying Earth that begins to collapse, forever changing the lives of its inhabitants.

Edgar, a gifted climber, is a lonely boy scaling the perilous cliffs that separate the three realms of Atherton: a humble fig grove that is his home, a mysterious highland world of untold beauty and sinister secrets, and a vast wasteland where he must confront an unspeakable danger that could destroy the people of Atherton.

While searching the forbidden cliffs for a treasure lost in his faded memory, Edgar discovers the first of many startling revelations to come: the three realms are beginning to collapse, turning his entire world inside out. Atherton is not what it seems but something far more dangerous, with a history locked inside the mind of a madman and a future beyond Edgar’s wildest imagining.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With soft, well-articulated vocalizations, Davis portrays a wide range of characters here, and his intimate delivery proves perfect for pulling the listener into the heart of this complex fantasy. The augmentation of his performance with strategically placed music and sound effects only serves to enhance his storytelling.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Carman’s complex plot frequently surprises…The child characters—orphaned hero Edgar and his two friends Samuel and Isabel—are well-developed…A humdinger of a cliff-hanger will leave even reluctant readers demanding more, and soon.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Carman’s novel is engaging, and Jonathan Davis’ narration is masterful. His cadence is a delight, and he moves gracefully from the stentorian tones of the rulers of the Highlands to the boyishness of Edgar to the resonant voice of the omniscient narrator. Dramatic points in the story are further enhanced by a sweeping musical score.”


  • “Expect increased circulation of this classic as readers become engrossed in Carman’s new saga.”


  • “A fast-paced novel with a unique setting, fascinating plot, and cliff-hanger ending. It shines because of the author’s imagination and skill. The characterizations of even the secondary figures are skillfully done, which makes the world all the more vivid and believable.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Chloe Brew | 2/13/2014

    " Not my favorite. Took forever to explain how the world works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robynne | 2/7/2014

    " The first thing you need to know about this book is that you need to read it with the intent to ignore the "humans are so terrible they ruined the planet" mentality that it was written with. Just read it as fiction/sci-fi and then you'll enjoy it! I really enjoyed the unique premise, the drawings, notes, etc. that made it much more interesting than it would have been "plain". My 14 year old son really enjoyed it as well! I'm interested to see what happens next, the ending is wide open! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/6/2014

    " I thought this book was astounding one of the best i've ever read. Interesting story of the boy edgar and how he travels through new worlds and discovering secrets of his making. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christi | 2/2/2014

    " Edgar, a boy who has developed great climbing skills scales the great cliff above his village on Atherton to find that his world is even more strangely divided than he could have ever dreamed. With help from a boy he meets at the top and a brave girl from his own village Edgar sets out to try and discover the secrets that have been hidden from his people by an unknown creator. "

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