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Summary

A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set imaginations soaring!  

Twins Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt to reach the southernmost point in the world. Not only that, but he has been accused of stealing fuel before he died!  

The twins don't believe the news, and they answer an ad to join a new attempt to reach South Polaris. It's their only hope of learning the truth...and salvaging their family's reputation.  

As the winged ship Aurora sets sail, the twins must keep their wits about them and prove themselves worthy of the rest of the crew. But will Arthur and Maudie find the answers they seek?

©2019 Vashti Hardy (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Good story but disappointing narration

The kids love the adventure and the characters in the story. Unfortunately the narrator mispronounced many common words and was not really up to the job. There was also some irritating music and sound effects that added nothing.

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great story

Great story but I wasnt too keen on the narration as I was confused by the accents. story made up for it though. Highly recommend.

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Bright storm is a brilliant book and I recommend

the book is extremely good and it does what it wanted to it has a cast of characters which you will grow to love or hate with a great passion

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Great story but terrible narration

Such a shame but the narration makes it almost impossible to listen to. Fantastic story though.

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A breathtaking story read by an amazing narrator!

I and my son did enjoy this book very much!
I will definitely recommend this book to my friends and family.

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Excellent adventure story!

As a teacher, I cannot wait to read this story to my Y6 class. 100% recommended. Onto the next book now!

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Fantastic story

Love love the story, so did the whole family adults too, we didn’t want it to end.
Reading the book is better as the narration is not good & spoils the story. If he’d just read it as a story rather than make up these awful accents.

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Bright storm

best book ever
can't wait to listen to the second book
I recommend it to people who like adventure books

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Excellent story - accents are all over the place!

This is a wonderful book for children. My son (9 years old) first read it at school and wanted to listen to the Audible version. The story is excellent, the characters are lovely. Unfortunately the accents used throughout are variable and quite distracting from the story.

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Narration makes it almost unlistenable

Story was solid enough, if not a little formulaic (think Northern Lights or Mortal Engines but not as good). The narration killed it though. It sounded unrehearesed and his lisp made all the characters sound the same.