Journey to the River Sea

  • by Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by Penelope Rawlins
  • 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in this highly colourful, joyous, and award-winning adventure.

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What the Critics Say

"An intricate, cleverly paced plot, with plenty of clues for children along the way, makes this a real page-turner"
"Adventure lovers will devour this one and wish that it would continue." (School Library Journal)
"Journey to the River Sea won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award, and was shortlisted for the Carnegie medal."

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great book

Would you consider the audio edition of Journey to the River Sea to be better than the print version?

Eдна увлекателна приключенска история, която се поглъща на един дъх. Чудесна за тинейджери и не само ...


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- Stefanka Bratinova

compelling story about passion and being true

Would you listen to Journey to the River Sea again? Why?

The characters are intriguing, you start to love or detest them and the story is very compelling.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Journey to the River Sea?

When Maia is being taken into the jungle by her jungle friend, they feel very complete.


What about Penelope Rawlins’s performance did you like?

She did read with good expression.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

At the end, Maia's governess gets permission to take her back to the Amazon , so they can rejoin their friends and follow their passion.


Any additional comments?

The development of the characters is very well done.

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- Tisha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks