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A Web of Air

Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
Series: Fever Crumb, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (136 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London. Now she arrives in the extraordinary city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets.

©2011 Philip Reeve (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

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  • Abigail
  • bellevue, WA, United States
  • 12-19-11

Brilliant Cliffhanger

This book is a beautiful second book in the Fever Crumb series. Beautifully written with mystery, surprising twists and just a dash of romance. A sweet coming of age story in its own way.

Except for the ending.

After many hours of enjoyable listening, I was dismayed by the ending. I was simply unprepared for the book to end so abruptly. In my opinion the ending was a shocking and unwanted twist for these well developed and lovable characters. Hopefully there is a third book.

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Ok Story, Narration best with older characters

I was very entranced by "Fever Crumb" and I had high expectations for this sequel. The story itself was semi-entertaining. It did seem to spend a lot of time on build up, however.
The narration was best illustrated with older characters. The interpretation of Fever herself made it seem like she was about 80 years old, rather than in her teens.
Mini Spoiler about the next narrator in the next book....complete opposite. Older voices sound so contrived.

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Interesting story and great performance

Great character and story development by the author. Narrator performance was excellent. I can see myself revisiting this in the future.

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Hard to listen

The story was great unfortunately the Narration made it difficult to get into. I really wish the author would have narrated the entire series.

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Unlistenable

Good story, narration makes the book an auditory and complete sensory nightmare. Distracts from the content completely.

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Great sequel!

Such a flourishing story succeeding its predecessor in a new yet familiar way. Can't wait to finish there trilogy!

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Steam Punk personified

Loved the book Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve. It was a wonderfully engrossing story that takes you into a world with steam punk styling and thought--fully fleshed and engaging with our intrepid heroine leading us on --to the end. It is a fun time and I cannot wait to listen to the next book in this series.

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  • Brian
  • 05-24-18

A web of intrigue

A change of narrator and change of scene. Fever has left London behind but like the sinister Octopus cartel it has its agents everywhere. Plots thicken, Angels call and the forgotten secrets of flight are rediscovered. While I found this to be the weakest book in the Fever Crumb series it is still worth a listen, as it links book one and three together. A good story, well narrated but not as pacy or exciting as the others in the series.

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  • Dx
  • 04-01-19

good story but

the narration is a bit off putting, the dodgy accent particularly the 'Scottish' one was a bit too distracting

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  • Kimberley Connery
  • 02-10-19

Very Enjoyable 😀

The Fever Crumb series was a great trilogy which acts as a prequel set for The Mortal Engines quartet. Whilst I didn't enjoy Fever's adventures *quite* as much as I enjoyed Tom Natsworthy and Hestor Shaw's in the original, I do think these books are worth reading for their contribution to the development of this world and its history. Recommended for fans - if you haven't read Mortal Engines, start there instead 😀