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The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jeanne DuPrau

Narrated By: Wendy Dillon

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: May 2004

Duration: 6 hours 51 minutes


The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.


  • Alexander Milliken

    A great audiobook for travelling, which our 7-year old daughter very much enjoyed. The book contains good content for discussions of emotions, and how to deal with them. The pace is relatively slow, so you don't have to be paying full attention the whole time. However, you might need to listen through twice to really get the full story (the little snippet at the start is very important for understanding the situational context). The narrator has a heavy American accent, which for non-US listeners takes a bit of getting used to, but her range of voices is very good, and she really does the intended inflections and emotions quite well, so one becomes accustomed rather well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Kirsten Krienes

    I love this book so much that I'm going to read the hole series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I do not like the narrator

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Great narrator!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Michael C

    at the beginning, it was slow but when the box was found the started to speed up. the book had you in suspense the whole time. I would recommend this book to everyone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.