Everland by Wendy Spinale audiobook

Everland

By Wendy Spinale
Read by Fiona Hardingham  and Steve West

Scholastic Inc

The Everland Series: Book 1

8.92 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders—the German army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer. Unsure if the virus has spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna. As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a daredevil boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2016

London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders—the German army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer.

Unsure if the virus has spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna. As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a daredevil boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a magical, wondrous treat, with a conclusion that’s nothing less than epic.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A fun and unique addition to the twisted fairy-tale genre, loaded with adventure, romance, and double crossing. The characters are sassy and charismatic adaptations of beloved favorites, with Spinale adding equally mesmerizing backstories leaving readers wanting more.” VOYA
“Twists the familiar tale into a survival story complete with well-drawn characters, a blistering plot, and plenty of adventure.” Booklist
“Tweens and teens who delighted in the original Barrie or Disney versions when younger might find this more sophisticated, pseudohistorical twist an interesting read.” School Library Journal
“Fiona Hardingham and Steve West narrate chapters, alternating between the points of view of Gwen and Hook… West, as Hook, provides the adult perspective. He slowly reveals a depth of feeling below Hook’s icy and villainous exterior, waiting for the narrative to reveal clues first. Hardingham’s excellent character voices and variety of accents help the listener differentiate the large cast of youthful characters…Hardingham handles the few sentimental scenes with aplomb.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Wendy Spinale

Author Bio: Wendy Spinale

Wendy Spinale is a former Disneyland actress and online journalist. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband, three sons, and the best four-legged writing partners ever, Odie and Alex.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 8.92
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English