Fever Crumb

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.00 hours)
Product Number: Z100129520
Released: Sep 21, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781338247091
Narrator/s: Phillip Reeve
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Description

THERE IS A GREAT SECRET LURKING IN FEVER'S PAST. A SECRET ONLY FEVER CAN UNCOVER. Fever Crumb has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the Order of Engineers, where she serves as an apprentice. At a time when women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only girl to serve in the Order. Soon, though, she must say good-bye to Dr. Crumb to assist archaeologist Kit Solent with a top secret project. The assignment involves a mysterious room that once belonged to Auric Godshawk, the last of the Scriven overlords, and Fever must help unlock it. The Scriven, not human, ruled the city some years ago but were hunted down and killed in a victorious uprising by the people. As Fever's work begins, she is plagued by memories that are not her own, and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. All Fever knows is what she's been told: She is an orphan. But whose memories does she hold? And why are there people chasing her, intent on eliminating her? Is Fever the key to unlocking the terrible secret of the past? Haunting, arresting, and astonishingly original, Fever Crumb will delight and surprise readers at every fast-paced, breathless turn.

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Author(s): Philip Reeve
Series: Fever Crumb Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2011

Professional reviews

"In a far-future, post-technological London, where Piccadilly Circus has become Pickled Eel Circus and "blog" is a favored expletive, heroine Fever Crumb struggles to unravel her mysterious past and find her place in the changing world. Author Philip Reeve's gently British narration may well remind listeners of Neil Gaiman's reading of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK--Reeve demonstrates the same storyteller's passion for his world and words and the same affection for his characters. Rough characters get rough accents, suspense builds and builds, and every bit of clever wordplay and brilliant imagery leaps off the page. The result will leave listeners utterly charmed and eager for the next installment in the series. J.M.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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