The Lighthouse Land by Adrian McKinty audiobook

The Lighthouse Land

By Adrian McKinty
Read by Gerard Doyle

Blackstone Publishing

The Lighthouse Trilogy: Book 1

9.98 Hours Unabridged
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Introducing the first young adult novel from crime fiction writer Adrian McKinty—whose adult books have been called “unputdownable” (Washington Post), “exceptional” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “profoundly satisfying” (Booklist)—this is the start of an epic sci-fi trilogy with an unforgettable hero. When Jamie’s mother inherits a small island and moves her little family from Harlem to Ireland, her troubled son sees a chance to start over, far away from the bullies and the pitying stares. Cancer has left Jamie without an arm or the will to speak. But Muck Island is no sanctuary, and it offers more than solitude and sea views. Jamie learns that he is heir to an ancient title—Laird of Muck, Guardian of the Passage—and certain otherworldly responsibilities. With the help of a mysterious object he discovers in the island’s old lighthouse, Jamie sets out on a dangerous interstellar mission that could change the course of his life—and the universe—forever. Tautly paced and brilliantly imagined, this novel will thrill sci-fi fans eager for new heroes and new worlds to explore.

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2008Young Hoosier Book Award

Shortlisted for the 2008Beehive Award

Introducing the first young adult novel from crime fiction writer Adrian McKinty—whose adult books have been called “unputdownable” (Washington Post), “exceptional” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “profoundly satisfying” (Booklist)—this is the start of an epic sci-fi trilogy with an unforgettable hero.

When Jamie’s mother inherits a small island and moves her little family from Harlem to Ireland, her troubled son sees a chance to start over, far away from the bullies and the pitying stares. Cancer has left Jamie without an arm or the will to speak. But Muck Island is no sanctuary, and it offers more than solitude and sea views. Jamie learns that he is heir to an ancient title—Laird of Muck, Guardian of the Passage—and certain otherworldly responsibilities. With the help of a mysterious object he discovers in the island’s old lighthouse, Jamie sets out on a dangerous interstellar mission that could change the course of his life—and the universe—forever.

Tautly paced and brilliantly imagined, this novel will thrill sci-fi fans eager for new heroes and new worlds to explore.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Doyle displays his ability with Irish accents and slang.” AudioFile
“The boys’ friendship and banter is delightful…There’s also plenty of action, as well as the potential of Irish legends playing into the sequels.” Booklist
“In this fantasy-like space-travel trilogy opener, a grieving boy finds his strength in a distant land…An entertaining adventure.” Kirkus Reviews
“This thought-provoking sci-fi adventure offers universal appeal, excitement, and a one-of-a-kind hero whose courage and compassion will inspire any reader.” Children’s Literature
“Few readers will be able to resist…Teens will enjoy this first book in a planned trilogy.” VOYA
“An entertaining adventure.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by DND 9/13/2017
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A great Fantasy read!

What a change of pace for Adrian McKinty!! I was glued to this book from the first chapter. I loved the characters and the fun twists and turns that take you by surprise. Gerard Doyle brings the character's voices to life, giving this wonderful fantasy one more reason to listen to it! A must read for any fantasy lover

Author

Author Bio: Adrian McKinty

Author Bio: Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He attended Oxford University on a full scholarship where he studied philosophy. In the mid 1990’s he moved to New York and found work in bars, bookstores, and building sites, finally becoming a high school English teacher in Denver, Colorado. In 2004 Adrian’s debut crime novel, Dead I Well May Be, was shortlisted for the Dagger Award and was optioned by Universal Pictures. Since then his books have sold over half a million copies and been translated into a dozen languages. Adrian won the 2017 Edgar Award and is a two time winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the Barry Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.98
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English