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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (320 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eoin McNamee Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Navigator Trilogy Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780739339503
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Owen turned to Cat but she was staring into the woods, her face a mast of fear. Far off, but moving closer, were two figures, both white, both faceless, seeming to glide between the trees. "The Harsh" whispered Cati."They're here."

One day the world around Owen shifts oddly: Time flows backwards, and the world and family he knew disappear. Time can only be set right when the Resisters vanquish their ancient enemies, the Harsh. Unless they are stopped, everything Owen knows will vanish as if it has never been...And Owen discovers he has a terrifying role to play in this battle: he is the Navigator.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/26/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Written for a younger audience, I still found it entertaining and intriguing. I loved all the fun uses for time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 1/23/2014

    " I swear that I need to lay off these time warp books! First of all, I thought that the author was the guy who wrote the Artemis Fowl books since the first name, Eoin, is the same. (I love that series) Not. This book had a LOT of flaws and didn't make much logical sense to me. I don't think that the author thought this time stuff out very well. In the story, time is hurtling backwards caused by these frozen beings called The Harsh. Why? When this happens, and it has happened before, a group of sleeping people called the Resisters awaken to combat the Harsh. Otherwise they sleep through the centuries. They didn't seem amazed by technology that would not have existed when they were awake earlier; in fact, nothing seemed new to them. Owen, the boy in the story, seems to be the only regular human who has survived the time race backwards so immediately the reader knows that he must be "The Navigator". As time goes backwards, and we're talking that it is quickly the middle ages and then earlier, there seems to be NO regular humans. Also, although time has gone back beyond when physical buildings existed, ruins of those buildings do exist. Huh? And the author seems to throw in a solution to any pressing problem at the last minute that should have been a clue inserted earlier. Reviews that I've read indicated that the ending was worth the whole book. I didn't find the ending to be any better or much more clarifying than the rest of the story. I'm sorry but I just found this a mess. I already own the sequel but doubt that I'll read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sahar Siddiqi | 1/17/2014

    " This was a really great book. I read it once a few years ago, but I forgot what happened in it. So I decided to read it now, and I love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myca Irvine | 1/16/2014

    " From the beginning of this series I was in love. I loved everything about it. I would recommend this fast read to anyone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/12/2014

    " I listen to more books on audiobook than read them in print these days. This book was a difficult listen. I had to give it more of my attention than the average book. It was slow to get through because I had to keep backtracking to make sure I knew what was happening. It has a couple more books in the series. I'll probably read/listen to them eventually, but I'm in no rush to do so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorianne | 1/9/2014

    " I didn't realize I should have been 8 before I started reading. Good juvenile book but for adults, the story isn't complex enough. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Byron | 1/1/2014

    " o.k. first this book skips the many important parts and dosent explain what needs to be explained! Eoin does NOT make this book easy to grasp. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Gurri | 1/1/2014

    " The action of the first book in this time bending series is complete, which makes me even more curious to read book 2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 12/24/2013

    " Good book - bought it cheap but now am interested in reading the rest of the trilogy. It is a kids book but a good story. Very little language and nothing offensive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Poway | 10/8/2013

    " I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the sequel. The plot was very original (at least I have never seen it before), and although some of the characters were borrowed from other authors, it was a very enjoyable read. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys young adult fantasy books. "

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

    " I read the whole triagy and loved them all. I even met the author and he signed my book. i have no words to describe it. Just read it and you will understand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 7/3/2013

    " it has the D word (ugh!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan Funke | 6/12/2013

    " This book was just okay. I borrowed it from a neighbor. Some parts were stellar and imaginative, but it's kind of a slow read. The drawings are amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natali | 5/16/2013

    " 3.5 Stars. I enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redwallcrazy- My God is Healer, Awesome in Power! | 5/2/2013

    " This was a really well done and very good book! I enjoyed it a bunch and couldn't stop reading!! I can't wait to read the next two! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/25/2012

    " This children's fantasy was a fun read, creative, imaginative. The hero makes mistakes but is earnest and daring. He saves the world at the last possible moment and now I waiting for him to do it all over again. The mood is ominous and dangerous. Probably a book for children around 11 or 12+. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hyrum Preece | 8/8/2012

    " The Navigator is a good book but it strange and sometimes hard to understand. I think that it is a good book but it just doesn't appeal to me as much as other books. I would suggest this book to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adnan Basheer | 7/26/2012

    " Good book some very interesting topics might read the entire series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 7/13/2012

    " I would say this is a pretty average young adult fiction book. It was entertaining and a quick read, but it didn't overly impress in anyway either: mediocre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Blum | 6/25/2012

    " My 3rd grade son read this in his school book club. I read it when he was finished. While not my favorite of the books he has read this year, it was well written and moved along at a good clip. I am now reading it with my 1st grader who is enjoying it very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TheRealMelbelle | 5/16/2012

    " Time has to be saved and put right! This is an adventure which will appeal to ten year olds or young middle school kids. It wasn't well-written but the ideas were good and I would recommend it as a nice fast-paced story. This book might "hook" kids who don't like to read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kara | 5/1/2012

    " It reminded me a little of Eragon, without the dragons, but wasn't as good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neil | 3/18/2012

    " Thought this was a book by Eoin Colfer so I was surprised that I read the book. Enjoyed it though but not as inventive and funny as Eoin Colfer. Nice story but series is definitely for kids not adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darren | 12/10/2011

    " This is the first book I've read by Eoin Mcnamee, and i found it interesting, especially with the plot and the idea's put into the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M.R. Anglin | 10/22/2011

    " 4.5 stars, really. Started out strong, got a little slow in chapter 2, but picked right back up again and didn't slow down. A good read. *pun not intended* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/13/2011

    " I'm am reading this with my kids and it is very enjoyable-story is not swashbuckling but a sobering fiction about a young boy coming to terms with some perils of everyday life in a fantasy setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/7/2011

    " It has been more than 2 years since I read the previous book, but catching up wasn't too difficult. I enjoyed the story and thought the ending was very intriguing - it definitely came as a surprise to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 2/4/2011

    " i picked this serious up on audiobook at the library because of the person who read it and really enjoyed them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redwallcrazy- Through God, I can do anything!! | 1/24/2011

    " Love it!! It was really cool! I wish there was more in the series! I couldn't put the book down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/10/2010

    " I finished this series out of curiosity. Not the best books I've ever read. I will say that the final book was the best written. I would not recommend this to a friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 10/28/2010

    " 3rd book in the Navigator trilogy, this continues Owen and Silkie and Cati's adventures as they and the other Resistors fight against The Harsh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/15/2010

    " Great books. Really enjoyed the whole series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Happy Hedgehog | 1/30/2010

    " It was great besides the part when Slilkie kisses Owen on the cheek and when Rosie kisses Shem ON THE LIPS "

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About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered numerous Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.