The City of Ember

The City of Ember

Downloadable Audiobook - 2003
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In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2003.
ISBN: 9780739345085
9780807220771
Branch Call Number: Downloadable Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: HCPLC OverDrive

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ArapahoeSarahD Sep 17, 2019

A young patron of mine recommended this book as a "dystopian must read". With such high praise, it was an impossible story to ignore. I personally suggest reading this one rather than listening to the audio book (for several reasons) but if you're taking a road trip with the kids, this book is exciting, and appropriate, for the whole family.

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.

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limedrop
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?"

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Gypseycat
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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