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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: March 2008 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Majid Nobles | 1/10/2014

    " This is, I believe, the best among the Silver trilogy books. It's about a group of kids who are very different from the rest, each of them with a role to play in the future against an evil force coming upon them. Milo, the Silver child himself, plays the biggest role and has experienced the biggest transformation among the group. He has angel-like characteristics, such as silver skin and huge wings. He has the ability to see all the children in the world and communicate with them. Thomas, (my favorite), has a gift which he calls "beauty". It's sort of like a force which searches an individual's greatest need and gives it to him/her. Then there's Emily and Freda, two girls who can move fast (in my opinion, faster) than insects. They move like insects too. Walter, a huge, muscled kid with incredible strength and constitution, and Helen, a girl who can read minds. These kids are against an evil force of destruction coming their way, which they call "THe Roar". This is the first book among the three and is basically an introduction of the vital characters. The story has an odd, and thought-provoking nature in its right. It is fast-paced with very vivid descriptions. I find the characters deliciously diverse and cool. This book got me searching for its sequel right after I finished reading part 1. It really is a great read not just for teens, but for young adults as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/16/2013

    " It was okay, but very confusing. If you have a lot of time on your hands, I'd suggest you read it, but it is not one of my favorites, and not very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale Offret | 11/3/2013

    " 6 children change for the better. What happened to them and how it happened make the book cheerful after the grief. All success has hardship. Without hardship no success or accomplishment can exist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zaira | 11/2/2013

    " Interesting, not one of my favorites but interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 11/1/2013

    " The Silver Child is really interesting and creepy at parts. I real cliff hanger so you want to read Silver City Silver Sequence, the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theo | 10/8/2013

    " I liked it. It was a very captivating first book. the silver sequence is more like 1 book with 3 parts. I really liked how you really got the feel of the series and the characters. I really liked the feel of agony for the children during milos struggle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riap | 10/7/2013

    " This book is really good you might get bored at the beginning but don't put the book down, just when you think that it's bad you'll get sucked in! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/6/2013

    " My tween recommended this book to me, it was a great story! I can imagine this as a movie with real people and super side effects. Worth the read, very unusual and imaginative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Languoreth | 5/24/2013

    " Not as good as the Doomspell Trilogy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 5/20/2013

    " it was interesting... although i forgot how it goes... but i know you should read it!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/24/2013

    " Even though the plot turns are inconsistent and the setting is completely implausible (can all the children and animals of the world fit onto a slice of Britain's coastline?), I couldn't put this series down until I had read the whole thing. I'm still trying to figure out why. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandee Terry | 2/2/2013

    " This was a really weird book and not that well written. I didn't like the characters and the story just didn't pull me in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/6/2013

    " The Silver Child (Silver Sequence) by Cliff McNish (2006) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tweller83 | 8/30/2012

    " This was a very strange, eerie book. I liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 3/29/2012

    " fast-paced and very creative plot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 3/28/2012

    " This book is crazy good. It is one of the most fascinating stories I've ever read, and explores the potential of children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Hatcher | 7/22/2011

    " Just didn't get into this one. It was very strange from the begining and never seemed to really come together for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 12/12/2010

    " It was okay, but very confusing. If you have a lot of time on your hands, I'd suggest you read it, but it is not one of my favorites, and not very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riap | 8/26/2010

    " This book is really good you might get bored at the beginning but don't put the book down, just when you think that it's bad you'll get sucked in! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haelee | 6/10/2010

    " This was a Very interesting book. You really have to think about it in order to figure out what is going on. Although this book is kind of weird, it aroused my interests because of its weirdness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 11/25/2009

    " Children attain special powers and meet in a dump to defeat some unknown doom (part 1). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 9/5/2009

    " Even though the plot turns are inconsistent and the setting is completely implausible (can all the children and animals of the world fit onto a slice of Britain's coastline?), I couldn't put this series down until I had read the whole thing. I'm still trying to figure out why. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 7/13/2009

    " 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 Sarah | 1/4/2009

    " I thought that it was a good book, but just not as good as his other series, it seems like it's for slightly younger children than my age group which meant that it wasn't written in a like, easy enough way for me to read. Still, though, the idea was pretty genius. "

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