Matt Cruse
Books in series3
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  • 1
    Airborn | Kenneth Oppel

    Airborn

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kenneth Oppel
    • Narrated By David Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious.

    A rollicking adventure the family* can enjoy

    *Caveat: Depending on the age and sensitivity of your child(ren), Airborn may not be appropriate. There is a murder in the story. This story is cla..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2008 by Linda Maepa ()
  • 2
    Skybreaker | Kenneth Oppel

    Skybreaker

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kenneth Oppel
    • Narrated By David Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    High in the sky, far above the normal lanes of travel, drifts a ghost ship carrying unbelievable treasure. Matt Cruse is on the trail of that treasure, with the help of his charming society friend Kate de Vries and a mysterious gypsy girl named Nadira. With them flies Hal Slater, roguish captain of a boldly designed Skybreaker aircraft that can reach heights previously undreamed of.

    Fast paced, suspense packed excitement

    I enjoyed Skybreaker almost as much as the first book in the series, Airborn. Oppel has created a quick, intelligent and resourceful young hero in Mat..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 26 2010 by Eileen (Alexandria, VA, United States)
  • 3
    Starclimber | Kenneth Oppel

    Starclimber

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Kenneth Oppel
    • Narrated By David Kelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
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    Matt Cruse is back in the phenomenal third volume in Kenneth Oppel's bestselling, award-winning series - and this time he's heading for outer space. Airborn and Skybreaker, the first two books in the series, have been among our best-selling and most-honored titles, and we think you'll find this one just as thrilling - if not more so. Featuring an international cast of larger-than-life characters, this is adventure fiction at its finest.

    A bit disappointing

    As the third book of this series, Starclimber has a lot to live up to. Oppel has done a great job in developing an interesting and truly original sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 07 2010 by pakkmom ()