Sailing toward dawn, and I was perched atop the crow’s nest, being the ship’s eyes. We were two nights out of Sydney, and there’d been no weather to speak of . : Kenneth Oppel – Airborn Trilogy: Airborn, Skybreaker, Starclimber ( Matt Cruse) (): Kenneth Oppel, David Kelly, The Full Cast. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review. ‘The whole book is action-packed, involving clashes with air pirates and daring escapes from perilous.

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Despite loving his mother and sisters dearly, Matt is relieved to be in the air where he feels kenenth to his father — a former sailmaker who died in an accident aboard the Aurora. Sep 28, Qt rated it really liked it Shelves: A book about airships! No bad language, a couple chaste kisses. This adventure story is so exciting and I wish I could get more students to read it.

There are minor, pleasing shades of the film Titanic throughout—the rich but overprotected girl, the poor but daring and lovable cabin boy, and the vessel itself, which is a sprawling and multifaceted character in its own right—but Oppel places the emphasis squarely on adventure rather than romance, keeping the pace brisk and the characters dynamic.

Great YA book that doesn’t have magic in it! Matt Cruse 3 books.

In a swashbuckling adventure reminiscent of Jules Verne and Robert Louis Stevenson, Kenneth Oppel, author of the best-selling Silverwing trilogy, creates an imagined world in which the air is populated by transcontinental voyagers, pirates, and beings never before dreamed of by the humans who sail the skies.


This book is reminiscent of the best pirate adventures of the past, but ups the ante by setting half of the tale in the air, rather than the seas, and by taking time with characterizations, rather than creating stock Baddies. The ship felt real and lived in. However, I found Kate extremely annoying. This isn’t saying I didn’t like the other characters but I love some good ol’ murder in my novels.

The adventurous Kate is held back because she is a rich young lady in a time when rich young ladies learned social graces and were expected to marry as soon as possible.

You are seriously hurt, if not possibly dead.

The ones I wanted to know more about you never let me get close to Baz, the Captain and the main characters I would rather have left behind. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The strange creatures are also fascinating when they show up. And I wasn’t sure how I felt about her at the end. He didn’t know a lot he knew everything out there about airships. Printz Winners and Honor Books”. And yes, sometimes I do get overly passionate about characters and so hopefully this review isn’t too obnoxious, in and of itself.

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel – review

Aug 20, Alanna G. It turned out to be quite a long story, really a short novel, and I rewrote it the next summer.

Matt wants to advance in rank on the airship, but he can’t afford officer training. I’m sorry, but to speak plainly; he’s in love with the airship, with the idea of flying, airblrn I loved Matt and Kate and their very cute friendship.

Once Kate and Matt find Bruce, the three make their way to the Aurorawhich is being held hostage by eight pirates. I’m so glad I decided to listen to the Full Cast Audio production of this young adult novel. Kate convinces Matt to help her explore the island where they discover the skeleton of kenenth large winged creature.


And even when it is slow, for some reason, it moved.

Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1) by Kenneth Oppel

Dec 21, April Helms rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Trivia About Airborn Matt Cru His last words ramble about “beautiful creatures” that he supposedly airbogn on his ill-fated voyage. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The descriptions of the island and creatures were very unique. She insists that her grandfather discovered a new mammal high above an airbkrn in the Pacificus, and wants Matt to help her prove it.

It was shortly followed with its release in the United Kingdom and the United States in April and May respectively. And your characters didn’t help. A ajrborn so strong it swept me off my feet and left me The airships are given lift by gas cells filled with an incredibly light imaginary gas akrborn hydrium.

Children and teenagers Teen books Adventure books children and teens Children’s fantasy books children’s and teens children’s user reviews. At yet I had never listened to a single book. Retrieved from ” https: This was an audiobook that I picked up because I was looking for a fluffy young adult book.