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  • The Cloud Roads

  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 821

Moon has spent his life hiding what he is - a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself... someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very original but flawed

  • By David on 06-22-13

Starts a little slow, but worth the ramp up time!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

What can I say? The main character can fly! The descriptions spark your imagination, but aren't overly wordy. Great for a weekend road trip. :)

What did you like best about this story?

The thought that went into the creatures/culture at the heart of the story, and how down to earth most of them are. The descriptions of the world and its various regions/inhabitants are great too. Floating islands, flying boats, giant predators...lots of fun things.

Which character – as performed by Christopher Kipiniak – was your favorite?

I loved Stone, Chime, Flower and Celis.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Several, but no spoilers from me - sorry!

Any additional comments?

Will definitely be looking into other books by this author in the future.

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