The Crow's Nest is a tale of high adventure, as seen through the eyes of Will Anchor and his sister, Sara, ages 11 and 13, as they set out by canoe on a dangerous mission to find help for their ailing mother. The year is 2049 and their home is in the drowned and abandoned city of New Orleans. Water levels, worldwide, have risen to unprecedented levels. Civilization, as we know it, has been brought to its knees, yet life struggles on, with promise for the future. This story depicts an environmental disaster that some scientists predict may actually come to pass. This story is a timely, upbeat, and wholesome adventure. It is a down-to-earth odyssey that takes many twists and turns and is very exciting.
This audiobook breaks new ground and has appeal for all ages.
Recipient of an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Green Book Festival.
I truly enjoyed how the narrator gave energy and life to each character with unique voices each with their own cadence.
What did you like best about this story?
The best part of the story is that it is set in the year 2049 after Global warming has devastated the large costal cities of the world.
Which character – as performed by Becky Parker – was your favorite?
My favorite character was the young girl, Sara. On the one hand she seems innocent, but, on the other hand, she is quite adventurous as she shares a futuristic odyssey with her brother Will.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The part of the book, I liked, is at the very end, when we find out (fifty years later), how the story eventually unfolded…… For example, we learn that Sara and Will's mother found her true love….
Any additional comments?
The Crow's Nest Review: The hallmark of any good book is the book's ability to vividly transport the reader into the world of the characters - ie as if the reader was actually there. The Crow's Nest is such a book and is a lot of fun for the reader. Each step of the journey, is a feast for reader, rich in description and imagination.I highly recommend The Crow's Nest. Charles Parker has written an engaging story and Becky Parker (his daughter) provides voice narration that's flawless. The characters come alive and each voice is distinct. I'm looking forward to listening to another audiobook narrated by Becky Parker.Mike (Novato, California)