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Ian Wigby is about to find out that he is a very special boy.

Along the southern coast of England, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, stands a castle. And at that castle's old keep is an orphanage. Delphi Keep has seen many youngsters come and go through its gates, and Ian Wigby and his sister, Theodosia, are happy to call it home.

Life has always been simple at the Keep, and the orphanage safe, until one day, Ian and Theo find a silver treasure box. And within the box, a prophesy. Three thousand years ago a great Greek oracle wrote of a quest. A quest on which the fate of the world depends. A quest that names two children: Ian and Theodosia.

Suddenly Delphi Keep is no longer safe. And Ian and Theo, along with a very special group of friends, realize they must unravel the meaning behind the scroll of Dover cavern before darkness falls on the world. And before an unfathomable evil catches up with them.

©2009 Victoria Laurie; (P)2009 Listening Library

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Wow!

Thanks for Victoria! This book is a thriller and I can't wait for the rest of the series. How soon?

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  • Mary
  • United States
  • 01-16-12

I loved this book!

This is an outstanding fantasy book! It is full of wonderful characters, adventure, and danger. I love books about magic and the supernatural, and this one fits the bill. I was riveted! The characters were very human and vulnerable but very courageous. I didn't want to stop listening. Victoria Laurie has written other great books, but this one is a classic.

Susan Duerden's portrayal of the characters is wonderful. She grabbed my attention and held it. I was amazed at her ability to create so many different voices.

The only complaint I have is that when I came back to Audible to look for the next book in the series, it wasn't here. Audible, please bring us Victoria's next book, The Curse of Deadman's Forest, and use Susan as the reader again! Thanks!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Don't miss this one

This was a pleasant surprise. Full of Fantasy, action and suspense. Loved the characters! Hope there is a sequel!

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  • Dana
  • Knoxville, TN, United States
  • 12-29-09

excellent and scarey

I enjoyed this book so much. It had a lot of scenes that had me biting my nails. It was so good and an excellent reader. I can not wait to read the next book in this hopeful series. I hope it continues.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wonderfully imaginative...

kept me interested from begining to end.

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  • raeanne
  • ftmcmurray, Alberta, Canada
  • 04-07-13

an amazing adventure..

this book is a great adventure! I got it hoping that it was something I could listen to on trips with my 10 and 15 year old without one of them complaining...It fit the bill perfectly! We all loved this book! The writing is discriptive and engaging and the reader does a great job. My only complaint is that the next books aren't on Audible! Whats the deal with that? WHY do the first one and then not the rest!!?? Come on , Audible, lets see the rest!!

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Oracles of Delphi Keep

I purchased this book for my daughter and I to listen to on the way to school. My 8 yr old says that this book makes her think a lot about history. She thinks the book is well written. She thinks all kids her age should read this book. I agree. It's fantastic!!!

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  • shawn
  • advance, NC, United States
  • 12-23-10

a great book

amazing book i love it cant wait 4 the next 1 never herd of author tho but she is good

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  • Deborah
  • Richardson, TX, United States
  • 06-19-18

A very detailed and well written book!

Victoria Laurie is one of my favorite syfy genre mystery authors. I do not like admitting this but I was not convinced that the narrator, Susan Duerden, was going to be able to bring each character to life. However, she won me over somewhere between the end of the 2nd chapter and the beginning of the 3rd chapter. I began to picture in my mind's eye each character as they came into play. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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book kept my interest

loved the story. The story combined history, mystery and adventure. Can't wait for next book

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  • Karlby71
  • 10-14-14

Why can't adult books be this good ???

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

As good as Harry Potter, a little magic in the real world. This is raped in real History events heroism, humanity and honesty.