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review 2016-10-22 16:47
I Couldn't Forget it: The City of Ember | Review
The City of Ember - Jeanne DuPrau,Wendy Dillon,Listening Library

A Post-Apocalyptic MG book that refused to disappear into the back of my brain.

 

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked…but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all—the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness…

 

But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember. Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone? Will the people of Ember listen to them?

 

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BOOK DETAILS:

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, read by Wendy Dillon, published by Listening Library (2004) / Length: 7 hrs 6 min

 

SERIES INFO:

This is Book #1 in the completed "Book of Ember" trilogy, all of which are available on audio.

 

SUMMARY:

The first time I listened to this book, I enjoyed it but wasn't really that impressed. I did not add it to the list of books I was considering buying. However, after the second time I re-borrowed it from the library and listened again, I realized that there was just something about the characters and their story that appealed to me. The next time a deal was available, I snapped it up.

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