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by | Read by David Thorn

Young Adult Young Adult • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

David Thorn moves from plummy prep school English to the voice of a monosyllabic bushman without a hitch when Gilman's main character, Max, eludes an assassination attempt and takes off from his boarding school to go to Africa. There he intends to rescue his father from a villain who wants to pollute the part of the continent that he does not drown while maintaining possession of the area's only clean water. Thorn's delivery remains even-keeled even when he’s is describing Max’s out-of-body experiences (he takes flight in animal form) and his exploits fighting off poison, geysers, gunmen, baboons, an albino crocodile, and foes of Planet Earth. Nonstop (somewhat implausible) action and a wide array of well-voiced characters make for pleasurable listening. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2009]



Trade Ed. • Listening Library • 2008

CD ISBN 9780739372708 $44.00 • NIne CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2008

CD ISBN 9780739372722 $55.00 • Nine CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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