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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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The narrator’s voice isn’t right for this book

The story is fantastic, but the narrator’s voice is shaky and a bit gurgley. It’s just not easy to listen to her narrate for longer than a few minutes! I wish Philip Reeve narrated all the fever crumb series or if they stuck with Barnaby Edwards (who narrated all of the Mortal Engines series).

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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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exciting adventure

Good audiobook I found enjoyable. It is not as good as the mortal engine series.

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Philip Reeve Continues To Improve

Although I was initially disappointed Philip Reeve did not narrate the second book Jenny Agutter did an incredible job.

The world Philip Reeve has created continues to deepen and enrichen- but he makes sure to only choose stories from the world that seem to need to be told. There is a great economy in his writing and you are able to see the world through the lens of each character as they become the narrator.

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not the best in series but worth the read

fever's second adventure is far less jarring and exists as a sort of detective/ inventor novel for the series keeping a steady pace but somewhat slower than we are used to.

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Fenominal

Another masterpiece by Reeve, def recommend the fever crumb series for any sci-fi steampunk fans

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Wonderful

I love how the story does not have a "happy ending" ,such like life. I really have enjoyed this character development and look forward to what is next

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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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  • 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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  • matt green
  • 04-04-20

Great series

Great series but preferred Philip reading the first one

Defiantly feel more involved with the characters then mortal engines

Can only hope the third is as good !!

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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 😀