Alan Cumming enthusiastically narrates the continuing airship adventures of Prince Alek, heir to Austria, and Midship(wo)man Deryn/Dylan Sharp as they fly from Istanbul to New York, intent on stopping WWI. Stops in Siberia, Japan, California, and Mexico afford ample opportunity to deploy a range of accents, and Cumming is remarkably skillful at alternating between Deryn's Scots brogue and Alek’s German accent in rapid dialogue. A questionable Transylvanian singsong voice for Nikola Tesla is a comic reminder that these adventures are over the top and the listener should just hang on for the ride. Their time aboard the LEVIATHAN has ended, but Westerfeld hints that it's not the last we’ve seen of the duo. One hopes that the engaging Cumming will continue to soar with them. M.M.O. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2011]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2011
CD ISBN 9781442343849 $34.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9781442343856 $23.95
Library Ed. Recorded Books 2011
CS ISBN 978-1-4618-0612-7 $87.75 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 9781461806110 $87.75 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4618-4123-4 $49.75 One MP3-CDs
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