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Young Adult


by | Read by David Kelly, a Full Cast

Young Adult Family Listening • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2003

This full-cast narration of a young adult science fiction adventure is, despite minor flaws, pure fun. Hero/narrator Matt (David Kelly), a cabin boy on a lighter-than-air liner in the book’s Jules Vernesian world, finds adventure and romance among pirates and mysterious flying creatures on an uncharted island. Kelly’s voice is irresistibly likable and engaging, though he does overact slightly. His narration frequently continues the tone of preceding speeches, especially questions. Some scenes call out for sound effects, and there are none. But these are quibbles. The original music is excellent; the story, if occasionally predictable, is well told and its world charming. The program as a whole is a nearly unalloyed pleasure. W.M. 2007 Audies Award Winner © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]



Library Ed. • Full Cast Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 978-1-933322-54-4 $57.00 • Ten CDs

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