Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. The Leviathan is a living airship, the most formidable airbeast in the skies of Europe. Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men. Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way - taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780743597678
Characteristics: sound file (08 hr., 16 min. : 118813 KB) :,digital, MP3 file.
Additional Contributors: Cumming, Alan
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JCLJoshN Apr 27, 2018

I like alternate histories! I like steampunk! I like airships! I like whales! Whales that are airships in an alternate history World War I? Love it! Read by the amazing Alan Cumming? LOVE IT. I'm going to be exclaiming "Barking spiders!" for days.

Jun 27, 2016

Alan C has a great voice for narrating. This is at the bottom of my list, just not of interest to me. Did not finish.

Nov 23, 2013

The ending felt a bit abrupt to me, but I really enjoyed this book! The characters were fun, the world was exciting, and the plot thrilling!

CaraLibrarian May 22, 2013

Alan Cumming is a fantastic reader - one of my favourites!!! He does the whole trilogy, and I recommend them all.

Apr 18, 2012

good book the series is off to a great start!!
the characters are good and really like able.

the new start of WW 1 just think of it with this things might have been different. Darwin and Clankers who would have thought it could have been better.

Nov 30, 2010

Completely LOVED this book. Fun, exciting, different. In fact it was so good that I recommended it for ONE READ. There is nothing better than an excellent fantasy novel!

The characters are interesting and captivating. And Alan Cumming's reading is spot on! Perfect for the voices.

samdog123 Mar 20, 2010

A book from the Steampunk genre, this is an excellent title! Combining dna and mechanical engineering are fascinating principles and the author embeds these themes in an exciting adventure. Deryn Sharp is a midshipman with a secret who meets Aleks, who is really a prince of a European empire. Explores an alternative future. Well done.

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Aug 24, 2012

red_alligator_3452 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Dec 02, 2010

MOM_MY11206 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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