The Girl from Everywhere

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Author(s): Heidi Heilig
Original Publish Date: Feb 16, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100099229
Released: Feb 16, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062447326
Narrator/s: Kim Mai Guest
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Description

The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its sparkling wit, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo. As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her fatherA??s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legendA??Nix has been to them all. But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. Rae Carson meets Outlander in this epic debut fantasy. If there is a map, NixA??s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that heA??s uncovered the one map heA??s always soughtA??1868 Honolulu, the year before NixA??s mother died in childbirthA??NixA??s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase NixA??s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, whoA??s been part of their crew for two years.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Heidi Heilig
Narrator(s): Kim Mai Guest
Product Number DD23980
Released: Feb 16, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504695596
eBook
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Author(s): Heidi Heilig
Product Number EB00612411
Released: Feb 16, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: #9780062380777

Professional reviews

"In this opening of Heilig's planned two-part adventure, narrator Kim Mai Guest brings listeners right into the mind and heart of Nix. The 16-year-old sails alongside her father on their ship, TEMPTATION, across time and space--as long as they have a new map to follow--in a desperate bid to change their family's history. However, Guest doesn't always differentiate characters enough to make them distinct, and some of her accents sound forced, especially among members of the ship's crew. She also appears to struggle with the Hawaiian words used throughout the story. Nevertheless, her narration beautifully captures Nix's conflicting love of adventure and trepidation about her future should her father's quest succeed, engaging listeners' attention and imagination. B.E.K. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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