Journey’s End by Rachel Hawkins audiobook

Journey’s End

By Rachel Hawkins
Read by Saskia Maarleveld

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6.57 Hours Unabridged
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The town of Journey’s End may not literally be at the end of the world, but it sure feels like it to Nolie Stanhope. Spending the summer with her scientist father in the tiny Scottish village isn’t exactly Nolie’s idea of a good time, but she soon finds a friend: native Journey’s Ender Bel McKissick. While Nolie’s father came to Journey’s End to study the Boundary—a mysterious fog bank offshore—Bel’s family can’t afford to consider it a threat. The McKissick’s livelihood depends on the tourists drawn by legends of a curse. Still, whether you believe in magic or science, going into the Boundary means you’ll never come back—unless you do. Albert Etheridge, a boy who disappeared into the Boundary in 1914, suddenly returns—without having aged a day and with no memory of the past hundred years. Then the Boundary starts creeping closer to the town, threatening to consume everyone within. While Nolie’s father wants to have the village evacuated, Bel’s parents lead the charge to stay in Journey’s End. Meanwhile, Albert and the girls look for ways to stop the encroaching boundary, coming across an ancient Scottish spell that requires magic, a quest, and a sacrifice.

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Summary

Summary

The town of Journey’s End may not literally be at the end of the world, but it sure feels like it to Nolie Stanhope. Spending the summer with her scientist father in the tiny Scottish village isn’t exactly Nolie’s idea of a good time, but she soon finds a friend: native Journey’s Ender Bel McKissick.

While Nolie’s father came to Journey’s End to study the Boundary—a mysterious fog bank offshore—Bel’s family can’t afford to consider it a threat. The McKissick’s livelihood depends on the tourists drawn by legends of a curse. Still, whether you believe in magic or science, going into the Boundary means you’ll never come back—unless you do.

Albert Etheridge, a boy who disappeared into the Boundary in 1914, suddenly returns—without having aged a day and with no memory of the past hundred years. Then the Boundary starts creeping closer to the town, threatening to consume everyone within.

While Nolie’s father wants to have the village evacuated, Bel’s parents lead the charge to stay in Journey’s End. Meanwhile, Albert and the girls look for ways to stop the encroaching boundary, coming across an ancient Scottish spell that requires magic, a quest, and a sacrifice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A magical adventure in which a strange fog threatens to consume a fishing village in Scotland needs a dynamic voice to narrate. Saskia Maarleveld meets that challenge with relish…Maarleveld effortlessly blends the characters’ American and Scottish accents and nails the differences between the Scottish of today and that of the early 1900s. As Nolie, Maarleveld is persuasive in convincing Bel to help vanquish the fog and charmingly enthusiastic as Albert gleefully takes to the new century he finds himself in.” AudioFile
“A spooky tale of friendship and adventure.” School Library Journal
“The heart of the story…is not the supernatural phenomenon but the slowly developing relationships between the two girls…Readers who like their story’s threads, supernatural or otherwise, neatly tied up will find this journey’s conclusion perfectly satisfying.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The story meanders happily through local myth and legend, seamlessly blending an American and Scottish perspectives…Rife with emotion and adventure, Hawkins’ novel celebrates the joyful explorations of childhood and the sometimes-difficult lessons learned with age.” Publisher’s Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Rachel Hawkins

Author Bio: Rachel Hawkins

Rachel Hawkins is the author of the Rebel Belle series and the Hex Hall series, as well as stand-alone novels. She taught high school English before becoming a full-time writer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 6.57
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English