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by | Read by Jeremy Carlisle Parker

Children Ages 8+ • 4.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Fifteen years after her City of Ember quartet was published, author Jeanne DuPrau offers a new postapocalyptic parable for middle-grade listeners. Jeremy Carlisle Parker gives an enthusiastic performance as 13-year-old Keith and his young cousin, Lulu. They live comfortably in a far-future version of our world, rebuilt after a global disaster. Keith's thirst for adventure leads both of them to discover a secret project. As Keith uncovers more about the mysterious project, listeners learn about how humans live their lives and coexist with the natural world in this future. In our own current reality, where young people are on the forefront of advocating for action on the climate crisis, DuPrau's message that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it may resonate. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593747094 $15.00


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2023

DD ISBN 9780593747100 $38.00

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