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The Wind Singer Audiobook

The Wind Singer: The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. To save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer and she sets out to discover the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth.

©2001 William Nicholson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Knucklebones 23/08/2014
    Knucklebones 23/08/2014

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    "Imaginative, unpredictable and absorbing"

    I must admit I purchased this trilogy simply because Samuel West is a superb reader and his choice of novels hasn't let me down yet. And here's another great story, this time written with young teens in mind but absorbing for adults too. The Audible description doesn't make it sound that interesting but it's a highly imaginative tale of a city/civilisation under attack and of the girl & boy twins (Kestrel and Bowman) who set out to save their city and people. It's an adventure story with a strong mystical undercurrent. What I liked most was that each twist in the tale was unpredictable, particularly when the twins got themselves into Perils-of-Pauline situations.

    Each of these books can be read as a stand-alone, but it's definitely worthwhile listening to them all in sequence (The Wind Singer; Slaves of The Mastery; Firesong) to find out what happens to all the different characters. Samuel West, as usual, does a brilliant job with his narration.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 25/02/2016
    Michael 25/02/2016
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    If you could sum up The Wind Singer in three words, what would they be?

    brilliant for all ages


    What about Samuel West’s performance did you like?

    superb narrator


    Any additional comments?

    i first read this book in school and came across it the other day and decided to give it ago, it is truly brilliant and still facinates me today

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Potterton, United Kingdom 30/07/2015
    Mrs Potterton, United Kingdom 30/07/2015 Member Since 2010

    Love all sorts of books, Eng Lit degree, but not just classics - SciFi, modern... just like good writing!

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    "Loved the trilogy"

    I hadnt read these books and came across a recommendation.
    I simply adored them - buying Books 2 & 3 before I was half way through book 1 - and listened to them all one after the other.
    Samuel West is brilliant - he has a wonderful voice and gave the story a perfect delivery.
    Highly, highly recommended!

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  • Erica
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    18/06/12
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    "An Overlooked Masterpiece"

    The Wind Singer is an amazing children's book that doesn't have to be just for children. It is emotional and unique, not a rehashed story that's already been told. It is a fantasy story, though I think it falls more in the realm of dystopic fiction, without the harsh, futuristicness that is so often encountered in that genre. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever enjoyed YA lit at any point in their lives.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sky Darley
    06/05/16
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    "Still A Wonderful Book"

    It is a meaningful story with an adventure of variety. I read it in my youth and enjoyed it again as an audiobook.

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  • Mary-Liz
    Fox Point, WI, United States
    28/02/13
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    "Wonderful narration"

    A well-written fantasy/dystopia story for middle-grade readers. Samuel West is an excellent narrator. He interprets the story with wit and verve. All the characters, and there are many, are distinct and easy to recognize through his many subtle voice variations. Beautifully done.

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