Whatever your age, the adventures of part-human, part-animal Number 39 and Trinket in Mira Bartók's steampunk otherworld are captivating. Add Simon Vance's enthusiastic narration, and this is an audiobook to be cherished. The plot, which is unique while paying homage to DAVID COPPERFIELD, WIND IN THE WILLOWS, and other classics, sets our "groundlings," mild-mannered part-badger Number 39 and flightless-bird Trinket, in a horrible orphanage. After a madcap, daring escape, they search for Trinket's family and Number 39's destiny. Set in a world of horse-drawn carriages, insect-machines, and flying bicycles, as well as humans and groundlings, the tale offers Vance a chance to invent a myriad of voices and to support the action with his usual attentive pacing. The results will charm young and old alike. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 2017
CD ISBN 978-1-5366-8564-0 $24.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781536685657 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5366-8567-1 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick 2017
CD ISBN 978-1-5366-8566-4 $49.97 Eight CDs
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