Airman

Airman

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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Conor Broekhart was born to fly. In fact, legend has it that he was born flying, in a hot air balloon at the Paris World's Fair.In the 1890s Conor and his family live on the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days studying the science of flight with his tutor and exploring the castle with the king's daughter, Princess Isabella. But the boy's idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a deadly conspiracy against the king. When Conor tries to intervene, he is branded a traitor and thrown into jail on the prison island of Little Saltee. There, he has to fight for his life, as he and the other prisoners are forced to mine for diamonds in inhumane conditions. There is only one way to escape Little Saltee, and that is to fly. So Conor passes the solitary months by scratching drawings of flying machines on the prison walls. The months turn into years; but eventually the day comes when Conor must find the courage to trust his revolutionary designs and take to the skies
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739361276
Branch Call Number: eAudio
Characteristics: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Keating, John
Alternative Title: NC KIDS Digital Library

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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.

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bllee
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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