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Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow’s nest, being the ship’s eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there’d been no weather to speak of . : Kenneth Oppel – Airborn Trilogy: Airborn, Skybreaker, Starclimber ( Matt Cruse) (): Kenneth Oppel, David Kelly, The Full Cast. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review. ‘The whole book is action-packed, involving clashes with air pirates and daring escapes from perilous.

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Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review

I recommend this to everyone, especially fans of the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfield. The side characters were as wonderful as the main duo. Our hero, Matt Cruse, is a cabin boy aboard the luxury liner Aurora. Airborn is a young adult novel by Kenneth Oppel.

I listened to the audio version Full Cast Audios and was extremely impressed! Mar 25, Sesana rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a great adventure book with a bit of a mystery.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is YA. Unlike many kennety YA books, it also manages to capture the feel not only of a bygone and highly fictionalized era but of the attitudes of people who live in that era. Bruce suffers severe wounds on his leg from the cloud cat, but Matt and Kate escape into the forest. Thankfully, Matt and Kate do not require a ton of romance to keep the relationship interesting and enjoyable to read.

S And I had to come back the day after writing this because I forgot the names! The protagonist, 15 year old Matt, is likable, responsible, honest and the story is well written. But after kennrth Aurora is attacked by pirates and left foundering after a typhoon, Matt’s cunning and ability face test after test, leaving him phy If you like a lot of action in your reading, you’ll love Airbornby Kenneth Oppel.


Kate begins crying in the forest, blaming herself for putting everyone else in danger.

Riveted while driving through whirling snow on a Chicago interstate is a little dangerous, but I survived. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.

One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting thro Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean, ferrying wealthy passengers from city to city. Matt saves the man, whose name is Benjamin Malloy, only to have him die shortly after being taken aboard. The ship felt real and lived in. Discover what to read next. It seems a lot of people bash this book for its “unscientificness” but it is meant to be a bit of a fantasy book.

Suffice it to say this keneth has so much adventure and excitement, suspense and action, yet also heaps of thoughtfulness and sensitivity and absolutely marvelous characterization.

Matt reveals that he will attend the Airship Academy, with the help of the reward money for finding Szpirglas’ base of operations.

Szpirglas pushes Matt off the edge but Matt is able to grab hold of the ship’s tail fin. Refresh and try again.

I realize I’m missing a very beautiful forest because of a tree, but she was a large tree who’s branches kept whacking me in the face.

Books by Kenneth Oppel. It had some potential, but fell flat, like the shipwrecked air ship, though it never got inflated again. Add in class issues and an adventurous young lady with scientific aspirations and it more than fills pages. The pirates proceed to leave, but both ships are caught in a storm.


But, for me, this kennetj definitely one of my all-time favorites. Videos About This Book. Once Kate and Matt find Bruce, the three make their way to the Aurorawhich is kebneth held hostage by eight pirates.

Preview — Airborn by Kenneth Oppel.

This book is similar, but has enough of its own thrills that you don’t mix them up. I heard about this company because mateys of mine worked as voice actors for the company. Kate is not only a rich girl, but she has a love for some oddities, such as exploring the strange creatures that she finds in their world. Nov 16, Alexandra rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The same thing happens in Airborn, but definitely not as terrifying.

Kenneth Oppel was unknown to me, although he has been writing for some time, partly because his previous books seem to have been aimed at a younger audience.

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Kate convinces Matt to help her explore the island where they discover the airrborn of a large winged creature. Let’s look at your novel. I would have liked to see a bit more of this, which is why I mark it down a bit, but perhaps this comes in a sequel. Matt could get a bit overbearing and Kate was a bit short-sighted and stubborn. Additionally, the world contains fictional animal species such as flying creatures, which live their entire lives in the sky.