14 January 2013

A Wee Audiobook Review of Airborn

Airborn is middle grade Steampunk. Think airship, ornithoper, pirates, midair rescue, strange winged creatures, emergency landings, and an uncharted island. Yes it's good. The narration is great. Instead of one narrator, it's acted out with different voices for each character. I would recommend this one to any young man, Steampunk aficionado, or pirate lover. My only complaint and warning is the pace. It's a bit slow. So if you're not an audiobook lover, try it in print.

Whippersnappers: One guy gets shot in the head.

Wind-up: Airborn by Kenneth Oppel is a Full Cast Audio. It's 10 hours and 46 minutes long. Audiobook rating: 3 stars. Narrator rating: 4 stars.

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33 comments :

  1. This has been on my 'to read' list for ages, as I'm a steampunk fan. Need to find the time to check it out (same story every time, really!). Thanks for sharing - I think I'll definitely go print with this.

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  2. I am going to recommend this to a coworker for his teenager. She is loving audiobooks! :)

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  3. Steampunk is usually hit or miss for me, but I do like full-cast audios. :)

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  4. This is still one of my favorite audiobooks. I just adore the actor of Matt's voice!

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  5. I haven't read much Steampunk, but maybe I should give this one a go.

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  6. I actually got this book over the summer, looking forward to reading it! sounds like fun.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  7. Middle-grade steampunk sounds interesting! I generally like steampunk so I should check this out.

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  8. This sounds like a fun steampunk novel!

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  9. This reminds me so much of the Sally Lockhart series by Phillip Pullman... have you ever read it, Juju?

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    1. I haven't. But I have the first in audio I think. :) Is it steampunky?

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  10. I've listened to a full-cast dramatization audiobook before and I didn't like it. I might try this one out to see if it was just that particular audiobook or if I just don't like dramatized audio...

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    1. You didn't? No way. Which one?

      I'm not sure this one is right for. It's middle grade and not fast paced.
      But I will be keeping my eyes peeled for a full cast audio that I like for you. :)

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  11. This definitely sounds like one I'd pick up in print.

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  12. Really?? It sounds like it would be the perfect audio book with loads of action. But you say it's slow? lol XD Sigh...the print book it is then!

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  13. This sounds like something I'd probably enjoy reading, the length scares me off a bit. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the intro.

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    1. I feel ya. 10 hours is a big commitment. You should read it instead. ;)

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  14. Gotcha. *adds to rec list for male YA readers* A short list in need of some good additions. Thanks for the share! ^_^

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    1. Oooo good idea! You never know when someone is going to ask you that.

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  15. How do you feel about the full cast audios? I'm not sure that I'm loving them as much as when there's just one narrator. I'm still undecided though.

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    1. Oooo I love them. I reallly dig the different voices. My favorite thus far was The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.

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  16. I had this one from the library in book form but never read it. I'll have to give it a try on audio. Thanks for the rec!

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