Attica by Garry Kilworth audiobook

Attica

By Garry Kilworth
Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Publishing 9781904233565
9.78 Hours Unabridged
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Join Jordy, Alex, and Chloe as they cross the portal fromour world to a strange and wonderful place, accessible for just a moment throughthe trapdoor of the attic in their family home. From hat-stand forests totowering hills of old musical instruments, deserts of old books, and a greatwater-tank lake, the vast continent they stumble upon is one of limitlesssurprises—and that’s before they meet the inhabitants. The strange clans ofsmall, lumpen people live in homes constructed from all manner of found things anddrive vehicles powered by old sewing-machine parts. It is against thisremarkable backdrop that the three children will embark on a spellbindingadventure to recover a prized possession, save a life, and—somehow—find a wayback home. A story of courage, loyalty, and friendship; of incredible landscapes,ingenious devices, and cunning plot twists; Attica has arichness and depth that will delight listeners of all ages.

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Summary

Summary

Join Jordy, Alex, and Chloe as they cross the portal fromour world to a strange and wonderful place, accessible for just a moment throughthe trapdoor of the attic in their family home. From hat-stand forests totowering hills of old musical instruments, deserts of old books, and a greatwater-tank lake, the vast continent they stumble upon is one of limitlesssurprises—and that’s before they meet the inhabitants. The strange clans ofsmall, lumpen people live in homes constructed from all manner of found things anddrive vehicles powered by old sewing-machine parts. It is against thisremarkable backdrop that the three children will embark on a spellbindingadventure to recover a prized possession, save a life, and—somehow—find a wayback home.

A story of courage, loyalty, and friendship; of incredible landscapes,ingenious devices, and cunning plot twists; Attica has arichness and depth that will delight listeners of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An excellent book, good and original and, in all the best ways, strange.” Neil Gaiman, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Kilworth more than delivers on the premise in his innovative fantasy adventure…Kilworth doesn’t skimp on his characterization or story, either. The children have distinct personalities and react to Attica in realistic ways, finding their own strengths in this exhilarating, unpredictable environment. This book is a rare find.” Booklist (starred review)
“This book is reminiscent of Narnia with its alternative, magical world. A fantastic read that will have imaginations working overtime.” The Bookseller

Reviews

Reviews

by The Happy Booker 9/13/2017
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A combination of Gaiman whimsy and Narnia adventure with an outstanding narration

Attica was brilliantly narrated by Simon Vance. This was the first title that I have listened to by this narrator which is surprising since he has narrated over 700 popular novels such as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. After listening to his outstanding narration of Attica, I will be searching out more titles read by Vance. I would say that Vance's performance of this audio was contributed significantly to my enjoyment and brought life to even the dullest moments of the story.

Attica introduces the reader to 3 siblings who find themselves on a quest to find a missing object in what they believe is an average old attic but find themselves exploring an ever expanding world of bizarre creatures & dangerous adventure. I found the story to be reminiscent of the dark & whimsical style of Neil Gaiman but lacking his crucial ability to build a connection between reader and characters. This also read a lot like Narnia without the intensity and religious overtones.

Middle grade readers will likely enjoy the strange creatures introduced,the sense of adventure, and the relationship between the kids. Older readers should enjoy reminiscing about the excitement of exploring an old attic and imagining all the hazards that may be lurking there and the treasure that may be waiting to be found.

Ultimately, this was an enjoyable read that I would recommend for fans of whimsical middle grade fantasy. I would urge anyone considering reading Attica to listen to the audio. The fabulous narration by Vance adds personality and atmosphere to this story that distracts from any flaws in the plot or writing.

Author

Author Bio: Garry Kilworth

Author Bio: Garry Kilworth

Garry Kilworth has published more than 120 short stories and 70 novels, including The Hundred-Towered City, In the Country of Tattooed Men and Other Cyphers, Jigsaw, the Knights of Liofwende series, Rogue Officer, and The Silver Claw. He has won numerous awards, including the British Science Fiction Award and World Fantasy Award, and was a finalist for the Carnegie Medal.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.78
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English