When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes on a routine Zeppelin flight, Lily's determined to find out the truth behind his disappearance. But she's not the only one searching for her father; there are silver-eyed men in the shadows who will stop at nothing to find him.
With Robert, the local clockmaker's son, Lily travels to London, where they soon discover that she holds the key to the mystery...a mystery closer to Lily's heart than she could have ever imagined.
©2016 Peter Bunzl (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
Couldn't finish listening to this because of the one note narration where every line was read in the same sad, sad voice. The narrator didn't seem to be capable of any other emotion and also had a habit of stressing the wrong words in sentences. It was so off-putting I had to instead buy this in kindle format. There are plenty of amazing actors out there. Audible really needs to do better than this.
It was too predictable and maybe it's my mistake, but I felt it was better suited to children.
Hated having children as the main characters. I felt no connection to them. I did however, enjoy some of the basic ideas such as the mechanimals.
Yes. I felt this would have worked better with a male voice especially as there are so many male characters.. I also think I would have enjoyed the book more had I read it for myself.
Both Robert and the girl. Keep the fox and the hybrids.
Just because it wasn't for me, I think there is an audience for this book. I would certainly read as light entertainmentit to the class I teach.
I loved the new words and the play of language with mechanical parts
Ooh that's really to pick as there are lots but I loved the air balloons my children loved Malkin.
No but I really enjoyed her narration. It had such an easy listening pace. My children listened to it in the car and they really responded to her voice and got very excited at parts in the story. I would listen to more narrated by her I liked her voice a lot.
Cogs and chronometers! It would make an awesome film. I hope it does get made.
Loved the book. Hope the author writes more.
I have no idea if this is a good story or not because the performance was so bad that I couldn't make it more than three minutes in. The reader is putting emphasis in weird places and sounds either over-dramatic or incredibly boring. What a shame.
Not based on the audiobook.
The narration is the worst I've heard. The narrator speaks so slowly and almost sounds like a text-to-voice robot. I'll buy the print book as I got to Chapter 17 before I couldn't continue. It really is slow and mind-numbingly boring.
This is a great book and well worth the money!
Mr Bunzl has a great way with words and I looked forward to listening to it every day! Keep writing books like this and you'll go far
Fascinating, original, exciting
The adventure on the clock at Big Ben
She brings alive all the emotions that the characters experience especially Lily's bravery, fear and the tension in the build up to the adventure.
It made me want to live in that world. I want a Malkin and a Mrs Rust.
I found the narration really easy to listen to, gentle and non invasive and it lets the story unfold to its thrilling climax.
I recommend this book to everyone, adults and children alike. It is engaging for all.
I found the voice of the narration a joy. Really took me on the journey of the story of the characters and in fact I have found more narrated by her to listen to. I hope the author writes more of these books.
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