Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the Noah Zarc science fiction series by award-winning author D. Robert Pease, for kids 8-13 years old.
Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots, and saving Earth's animals from extinction. Life couldn't be better. But the 12-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth... for the second time.
If you're looking for an out-of-this-world, action-packed adventure, and love such books asPercy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, andThe Search for Wondla, then Noah Zarc: Mammoth Troubleneeds to be your next thrill ride.
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Yes, I'd recommend this audiobook. The story was very engaging, very well written and thought out. The characters are all unique and it was enjoyable to listen to each of them interact with each other.
I liked Haon. He's evil in a fun way. ;)
Plus his complicated history makes him interesting.
He did an amazing job with all the character voices. His portrayal of Noah I thought was spot on. There are also a lot of foreign accents and foreign language as well and I think he sounded fluent.
If you like a good story, then certainly grab this one. :)
I bought this audiobook because my friend recommended it. She said she really enjoyed listening to it with her kids. It's something that even adults can enjoy. And she was right.
The main character, Noah, is very cool, sarcastic, typical teenager. But he also has a streak of bravery in him as well. The book is written in first person so you get to hear his thoughts and feelings about everything.
Time travel is a main part of the story and the author uses it very well. He created his own rules and sticks to them nicely.
The bad guy is bad - what did you expect? ;)
And the ending... well, for a "kids book"... it surprised even me!
I'll admit I was hesitant about getting this. I usually listen to books aimed at higher age levels and not for young kids/teens.
But there is excellent storytelling here. And it's done very well without all the usual violence found in some novels.
The main character, Noah, is very likable. The narrator does a wonderful job giving him life (as well as the other characters). Mr. Pease created a fascinating futuristic world that is both complex yet easy to understand.
There are many surprises and a twist of an ending that is shocking as well as heartwarming (True, an odd combination. But it works very well.)
Well worth the credit.
I think pretty much everyone can enjoy this.
I sure did!
The story itself is outstanding! Both my 9-year old daughter and I immensely enjoyed this book, and we are both anxiously looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
This is a very unique story, so this is hard, but perhaps the closest for me would be A Wrinkle in Time. I appreciated that the author grappled with some of the potential consequences of time travel and its impact on family lives.
We did not particularly enjoy the different voices he did for different characters. To me, a few of them came across as very denigrating. Only one of them bothered my daughter, however, and she said she could live with it.
Jumping through time to preserve earth's animal life
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