Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739361276
Branch Call Number: NCKIDS eAudio
Characteristics: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Keating, John
Alternative Title: NC KIDS Digital Library

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Nov 09, 2018

The story is good. It almost feels like there could be a sequel but I like that it's a one-off. The one issue I had was some of the dialog. How people talk with one another seemed off. It's hard to explain, but sometimes it would take me out of the story. Nevertheless, it was a great read, and would be enjoyable for anyone.

F150 Apr 21, 2012

The first book from Eoin Colfer
I've ever read.
It is thrilling and I red it in about two weeks. The other thing is that I borrowed it from school.

Apr 05, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised by this book with its unexpected twists and turns. We found it quite enjoyable and learned a little bit about mining in the 19th century in a fun way, i.e. even learned a few history points. We would highly recommend this audiobook.

jwhite412 Dec 19, 2011

This youth book was a fun beach read for an adult. Great BOCD narrator. Moments of brilliance and humor, but not on a par with the spectacular Artemis Fowl series.


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