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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Scott Westerfeld

Narrated By: Alan Cumming

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2009

Duration: 8 hours 17 minutes


It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe.

Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected wayÉtaking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.


  • BJ Glick

    Very unique ideas, fresh! I've never thought of inventions such as these, especially the organic ones. Fantastically read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Bruno Martins

    Very good book with WWI and fiction mixed in. The narration was amazing, including the accents!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Scott Patulski

    Nice story for an early teen reader. Had I been aware that this series was developed for early teen readers I would have stayed away from it. My fault for not doing my research into the book, Character development is pretty thin. Author into cute technological developments. One wonders how developed biological life forms have developed no rights or respect from their developers. The "walker" is a theft from Star Wars. If the second book in the series was not free I would not have paid to download it.


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