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Airborn

by Kenneth Oppel

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Winner 2007 Audie Award for Children's Titles Ages 12+

Finalist 2007 Audie Award for Audio Drama

Finalist 2007 Audie Award for Multi-Voiced Performance

An incredible swashbuckling adventure, set in a world where great airships ply the skies and there are unknown lands and strange creatures still to be discovered. You’ll love the characters, and the story has the drive and verve of a Saturday morning serial.

Reminiscent of Jules Verne and Edgar Rice Burroughs—with a touch of Robert Louis Stevenson—this is adventure writing at its finest. And with its cast of larger-than-life characters, it was just made for our full cast treatment.

This is the kind of classic writing that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Airborn
 
Audie Award Winner

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Editions:   sku     isbn-13     isbn-10     count  
  Library Edition     06006CDB     978-1-933322-54-4     1-933322-54-3     10 CDs  
Approximate Running Time:  10 hours

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Listen to samples from this audiobook:
Sample 1Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, read by David Kelly and the Full Cast Family. (4:52, about 4569)
Sample 2Matt saves the gondola. (2:57, about 3.4)

Reviews:
"There is a tremendous difference between a FULL CAST reading and a regular audiobook. A full cast audiobook, and by that I mean a FULL CAST AUDIO production, is as close to an audio drama as you can get without actually becoming a dramatization. Each character has his or her own actor, this along with descriptive text and punctuating music transmogrifies the unabridged words into vibrant mental images. I’d be willing to bet that if you were to hook-up a person listening to Airborn to a Functional Magnetic Resonating Imaging machine the FMRI would show tremendous activity in the visual cortex."
    — SFFAudio
 
"A variety of talented performers assist narrator David Kelly in a superb reading of this remarkable saga. ... Majestic music provides transitions in this nonstop heroic adventure, a Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2007, choice."
    — Booklist March 15, 2007
 
"This full-cast recording of Oppel's alternate-world airship adventure completely envelops readers in the listening experience: ropes creak; gasses hiss; stirring, buoyant music marks transitions. Each character is presented by a different reader (thirty-two in all), and the performances are superb."
    — Hornbook (Audio Review)
 
"pure fun . . . The program as a whole is a nearly unalloyed pleasure."
    — AudioFile APR/ MAY 07
 
Praise for the print version of Airborn:
"This rousing adventure has something for everyone: appealing and enterprising characters, nasty villains, and a little romance."
    — School Library Journal  Starred Review  Starred Review
 
"A thoroughly satisfying tale, this novel takes a standard premise from the early days of novelistic adventuring and reinvents it as a new literary achievement."
    — BCCB, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books  Starred Review  Starred Review
 
"Packed with suspense, fantasy, and thrills."
    — VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)
 
"A captivating read."
    — BOOKLIST
 
And look at this Award List!
  • A Printz Honor Book
  • An ALA Notable Book for Children
  • A BBYA Top Ten book
  • A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
  • An SLJ Best Book
  • A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
 

Meet the Cast:

Karel BlakeleyMr. Rideau
Daniel BostickChef Vlad
Nathan Glyn BostickTheodore
Graydon BrownMr. Riddihoff
William DufrisMr. Lisbon
Jon EnglishDr. Halliday
Phil GosselinMr. Torbay
David KellyMatt Cruse (narrator)
John LaCaseBenjamin Molloy
Alex LiebmanBaz
Tyler McAndrewBruce Lunardi
Bill MoleskyCaptain Walken
Rachel MoultonKate DeVries
Rotimi PaulMr. Chaudhuri
Brian PringleMr. Crumlin
Ronald SweetSzpirglas
Lauren SyngerMiss Simpkins
Directed by:Daniel Bostick
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