Horizon by Scott Westerfeld audiobook

Horizon

By Scott Westerfeld
Read by Johnathan McClain

9780545916776

The Horizon Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781338119190

  • ISBN: 9781338119190

Runtime: 5.89 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before—from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse.

With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One surefire way to hook your listening audience is to begin with a scene rife with terror, delivered by a narrator who can stretch out each horrific moment in an almost-slow-motion quality. Johnathan McClain does just that, plunging listeners into a supernatural survival story, starting with a blow-by-blow account of a plane crash…McClain alters the tension, tempo, and emotions of each survivor to create a wholly believable group. This nonstop action fest will have listeners on the edges of their seats and craving the next installment.” AudioFile
“The setting is effectively developed, with a threat level that’s high enough for effective suspense but not too gruesome, and the characters provide many points of entry for a broad spectrum of readers. A solid popcorn adventure.” Kirkus Reviews
“Creates a mysterious but believable new world, as well as a relatable and diverse cast of characters. The fast-paced action and mystery surrounding the plane crash, along with seeing how the characters react to the challenges that arise, should keep readers glued to this book and eager for the next one.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Scott Westerfeld

Author Bio: Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 5.89
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English