First Light

Author(s): Rebecca Stead
Original Publish Date: Jan 26, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.08 hours)
Product Number: Z100010533
Released: Jan 26, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307710680
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PETER IS THRILLED to leave New York City to accompany his parents on an expedition to Greenland to study global warming. There he has visions of things that should be too far away for him to see. Generations ago, the people of Thea's community were hunted for possessing unusual abilities, so they fled beneath the ice. Thea needs help that only Peter can give. Their meeting reveals secrets of both their pasts, and changes the future for them both forever.

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Author(s): Rebecca Stead
Product Number EB00168189
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: #9780307495471

Professional reviews

"Peter's discovery of an underground Greenland colony receives uneven treatment from this dual-voiced audio. David Ackroyd's deep, pleasing voice makes Peter an approachable character, but Ackroyd presents narrative in a dry, lecturing voice. Coleen Marlo, who voices Thea and her Greenland colony, succeeds at narrative, but her hesitant character voices lack verisimilitude. While the use of two narrators clearly demarcates Peter and Thea's worlds, there's no synergy in the combined performance. This intriguing story of persecuted British settlers seeking refuge under Greenland's ice shelf would be enhanced by narrators better suited to Stead's complex writing style. C.A. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"