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Airborn Trilogy : Airborn / Skybreaker / Starclimber (Unabridged) (MP3-CD) (Kenneth Oppel)
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STARCLIMBERMatt Cruse, hero of the wildly popular Airborn and Skybreaker, is back and this time he’s aiming for the stars. But before Matt can join the first mission to space he must survive rigorous training—training made more dangerous by terrorists who are bent on sabotaging the mission before it can begin.
Aboard the audaciously conceived Starclimber Matt finds himself part of a remarkable crew that includes his girlfriend, the charmingbut- maddening Kate de Vries—as well as ship’s creator Dr. Turgenev, the irascible Chef Vlad, world-famous photographer Evelyn Karr, and Haiku, a farting monkey. Adventure, danger, and suspense abound as the intrepid voyagers discover unexpected wonders and life-threatening surprises in the world beyond the sky.
Deftly balancing humor, romance, and stunning action sequences, Kenneth Oppel has once again created a masterful adventure that will sweep listeners away from earthly cares and set their spirits soaring.
AIRBORNImagine a world where great airships ply the skies, strange creatures wait to be discovered, and adventure lurks around every corner.
Got it? Good. Then you’re ready for this captivating full cast recording, where you’ll follow the adventures of cabin boy Matt Cruse, who manages a daring midair rescue of a stranded traveler in a derelict balloon— and sets in motion a string of events that will either raise him to the heights, or send him crashing to his doom.
Stir in a beautiful-but-feisty society girl, a charming-but-deadly pirate, sky battles, hairsbreadth escapes, giant winged cats, and a lively helping of humor, and you’ve got an irresistible yarn that stands squarely in the tradition of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, yet is utterly fresh and new.
So climb on board. It’s “Up Ship!” as our talented cast sweeps you away on one of the most rollicking adventures ever!
SKYBREAKERHigh in the sky, far above the normal lanes of travel, drifts a ghost ship carrying unbelievable treasure. Matt Cruse is on the trail of that treasure, with the help of his charming society friend Kate de Vries and a mysterious gypsy girl named Nadira. With them flies Hal Slater, roguish captain of a boldly designed Skybreaker aircraft that can reach heights previously undreamed of.
But between Matt and his destination stand ruthless pirates, and an even more ruthless businessman. And what Matt’s crew will find when they finally do reach the Hyperion is far more valuable, far more exciting, and far more dangerous than they ever imagined.
Matt Cruse, hero of the wildly popular Airborn, flies again in this dazzling adventure that takes daring and danger to stratospheric new heights!