Airman by Eoin Colfer audiobook

Airman

By Eoin Colfer
Read by John Keating

Listening Library 9780141808550
11.36 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739359754

Conor Broekhart was born to fly. In fact, legend has it that he was born flying, in a hot air balloon at the Paris World’s Fair. In the 1890s Conor and his family live on the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days studying the science of flight with his tutor and exploring the castle with the king’s daughter, Princess Isabella. But the boy’s idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a deadly conspiracy against the king. When Conor tries to intervene, he is branded a traitor and thrown into jail on the prison island of Little Saltee. There, he has to fight for his life, as he and the other prisoners are forced to mine for diamonds in inhumane conditions.   There is only one way to escape Little Saltee, and that is to fly. So Conor passes the solitary months by scratching drawings of flying machines on the prison walls. The months turn into years; but eventually the day comes when Conor must find the courage to trust his revolutionary designs and take to the skies.

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Summary

Summary

Conor Broekhart was born to fly. In fact, legend has it that he was born flying, in a hot air balloon at the Paris World’s Fair. In the 1890s Conor and his family live on the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days studying the science of flight with his tutor and exploring the castle with the king’s daughter, Princess Isabella. But the boy’s idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a deadly conspiracy against the king. When Conor tries to intervene, he is branded a traitor and thrown into jail on the prison island of Little Saltee. There, he has to fight for his life, as he and the other prisoners are forced to mine for diamonds in inhumane conditions.   There is only one way to escape Little Saltee, and that is to fly. So Conor passes the solitary months by scratching drawings of flying machines on the prison walls. The months turn into years; but eventually the day comes when Conor must find the courage to trust his revolutionary designs and take to the skies.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

'Unputdownable' Irish Times (on Half Moon Investigations)
'As ever, Colfer's story rattles along at a tremendous pace with a cast of eccentric and explosive characters' – Guardian (on The Supernaturalist)
'Wickedly brilliant' – Independent (on Artemis Fowl)
'A classic swashbuckling adventure' – Irish Independent Review
'Better fun than this will be hard to come by' – The Times

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Author

Author Bio: Eoin Colfer

Author Bio: Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the Artemis Fowl series and several stand-alone novels. He was born and raised in Ireland, where he was appointed Children’s Laureate.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.36
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English