The City of Ember

The City of Ember

Downloadable Audiobook - 2004
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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.
Publisher: [New York] : Listening Library, 2004
ISBN: 9780739345085
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Wendy

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sarahbru17 Jul 17, 2017

Characters: 8/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 8/10
Audio: 8/10
There was a great deal of dramatic irony, with the reader knowing more than the characters, so the grand reveal at the end about the nature of Ember wasn’t necessarily a surprise to the reader (at least it wasn’t to me--maybe it would be to a younger reader). The setting and world-building was fascinating.
The narration was pretty good; sometimes the narrator added some inflections or character quirks that I think influenced my view of the characters in ways I wouldn’t have thought of just reading. The toughest part about the audiobook was the lack of one particular visual component. I actually wanted to check out the book just so I could get a look at this puzzle that they were trying to solve, because it was so hard to understand audibly.

May 10, 2012

AUDIO VERSION REVIEW. Book aside, I found this narrator terribly annoying. Her impersonations of children are whiny and her adults are all stuffy and obnoxious. It really detracted from my ability to enjoy the book. I found myself thinking, "I wonder if I'd like these characters better if their voices weren't so irritating?"

Feb 19, 2010

This Book is ABSOLUTLY gr8 for ANY Harry Potter fan and/or Twilight fan. It's character's reeled my in from Paragraph one. READ IT!!!!!


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