Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4014-3 $110.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781415940167 $93.50
In a world that combines fantasy and history, humans and dragons have lived side by side for thousands of years. Now it is the early 1800s, and the powers are feuding. Captain Will Laurence's impressive career on the high seas comes to an end when a dragon hatchling bonds to him. He must be trained as a dragon-rider to fight for England against an aggressive Napoleonic France. Simon Vance executes Laurence's stern yet compassionate personality flawlessly. Vance keeps a steady rhythm in delivering the narrative while also executing various vocal shifts for different characters. Additionally, he incorporates the story's action when performing voices so that Laurence's voice, for example, turns into a deliberate shout when he rides his dragon, Temeraire. L.E. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.