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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (402 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cliff McNish Narrator: Saskia Wickham Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Six children leave the comfort of their homes. They are drawn to Coldharbour - an eerie wasteland of wind, rats, seagulls and rubbish tips. Emily and Freda, the twins, scuttle bright eyed and insect-like in search of the others. They find Thomas on a food tip. The gentle giant boy, Walter, joins them and so does Helen, who can read minds. And at the centre of it all is luminous Milo, his skin hot and bright with silver.

Each of them has a unique gift, but they must learn to use their skills fast. Drawing ever closer in a maelstrom of fury is the Roar, something vast and dreadful that wants to destroy them all.

As in The Doomspell trilogy, Cliff's characters really are the children next door until they discover the powers they possess and he sweeps them and the reader into his worlds of magical fantasy, writing exciting, breathtaking adventures with richly imagined, vividly drawn characters, and an infectious energy, warmth and humour.

The Silver Child is Book 1 in a heart-stopping new sequence. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jessica W | 2/19/2014

    " This was a pretty good book. It's a Sci-Fi book about this kid who gets superpowers. it's a nice easy book to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisaragamuffin | 2/8/2014

    " Strange...yet engaging. Unusual YA Sci-Fi "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Linda | 2/6/2014

    " I just couldn't get into this series. I found it faintly disturbing. I read 3 books in this series and it took all 3 for me to figure out what was going on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annelyse | 1/18/2014

    " I have been wanting to read this book for a couple of months, and I finally got it from the library. I started reading it, and I thought it was very interesting. (In a good way) I was very into the book, but then I relized that I didn't know if I like it or not. I was very annoyed with Thomas's attitude and how rude he was to Milo and Walter sometimes. I was very sad and angry when I read Thomas dumping Milo in the river. And when Milo turned into a giant, I got very very very confused! In the end of the book, I kind of gave up and kind of skimmed through the last chapter. When my sister asked me if I enjoyed the book or not, I wasn't sure if I should say I really enjoyed it, or say that I thought it was dumb. I have mixed feelings for this book. I don't exactly plan on reading the rest of the series, but I just might want to at some time. "

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