The Books of Ember
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  • 1
    The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau

    The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jeanne DuPrau
    • Narrated By Wendy Dillon
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    The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she's sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.

    Loved it!!!

    This book was fantastic!! I loved the sound effects and noises I heard. I would recommend a 9-15 year old to read. The thing I loved most about this b..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 23 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 2
    The People of Sparks: The Second Book of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau

    The People of Sparks: The Second Book of Ember

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jeanne DuPrau
    • Narrated By Wendy Dillon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The People of Sparks picks up where The City of Ember leaves off. Lina and Doon have emerged from the underground city to the exciting new world above, and it isn't long before they are followed by the other inhabitants of Ember. The Emberites soon come across a town where they are welcomed, fed, and given places to sleep. But the town's resources are limited and it isn't long before resentment begins to grow between the two groups.

    Are You Over 12?

    A very well-written piece but, I found myself saying,"Duh," often. I dont't reccomend this piece if your over 12 because of it's childish air. But..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 25 2007 by Jackie (Clovis, CA, USA)
  • 3
    The Prophet of Yonwood: The Third Book of Ember | Jeanne DuPrau

    The Prophet of Yonwood: The Third Book of Ember

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jeanne DuPrau
    • Narrated By Becky Ann Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's 50 years before the settlement of the city of Ember and the world is in crisis. War looms on the horizon as 11-year-old Nickie and her aunt travel to the small town of Yonwood, North Carolina. There, one of the town's respected citizens has had a terrible vision of fire and destruction. Her garbled words are taken as prophetic instruction on how to avoid the coming disaster. If only they can be interpreted correctly.

    Very imaginative prequel to the City of Ember

    This is book 3 of 4 in the "Ember" series which describes a post-apocalyptic earth in hopeful terms. I like that part of the series' approach, though..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2012 by Kaui (Bay Area, CA)
  • 4
    The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember | Jeanne Duprau

    The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeanne Duprau
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    It's been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground, they find an unusual book. Torn up and missing most of its pages, it alludes to a mysterious device from before the Disaster, which they believe is still in Ember.

    Satisfying conclusion to the Ember series

    This is book 4 of 4 in the "Ember" series which describes a post-apocalyptic earth in hopeful terms. I like that part of the series' approach, though..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 13 2012 by Kaui (Bay Area, CA)