The Lighthouse Land : Lighthouse

  • by Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by Gerard Doyle
  • Series: Lighthouse
  • 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Introducing the first young-adult novel from crime fiction writer Adrian McKinty-whose adult books have been called "unputdownable" (Washington Post), "exceptional" (San Francisco Chronicle), and "profoundly satisfying" (Booklist)-this is the start of an epic sci-fi trilogy with an unforgettable hero.
When Jamie's mother inherits a small island and moves her little family from Harlem to Ireland, her troubled son sees a chance to start over, far away from the bullies and the pitying stares. Cancer has left Jamie without an arm or the will to speak. But Muck Island is no sanctuary, and it offers more than solitude and sea views. Jamie learns that he is heir to an ancient title-Laird of Muck, Guardian of the Passage-and certain otherworldly responsibilities. With the help of a mysterious object he discovers in the island's old lighthouse, Jamie sets out on a dangerous interstellar mission that could change the course of his life-and the universe-forever.
Tautly paced and brilliantly imagined, this novel will thrill sci-fi fans eager for new heroes and new worlds to explore.

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What the Critics Say

"McKinty, previously known for adult crime novels, brings an attuned ear for dialogue and a taut pacing to his first YA outing, the launch title in the Lighthouse Trilogy." (Publishers Weekly)
"This thought-provoking sci-fi adventure offers universal appeal, excitement, and a one-of-a-kind hero whose courage and compassion will inspire any reader." (Children's Literature)
"Few readers will be able to resist...Teens will enjoy this first book in a planned trilogy." (VOYA)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

found a trilogy to love

Bought because of who narrated it and found a trilogy to love

Loved this book it is definitely a young adult book but I am 21 and really enjoyed it as did my aunt who is 50. Jamie is a well written character and the love story between him and Wishaway is sweet.

You would like this book if you liked the looking glass wars, but it is worth getting just to listen to Gerald Doyle’s voice.
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- Clare

Great story

Downloaded this to listen to in the car on journeys with my teenage daughter - a really good listen. looking forward to listening to the next installment in the trilogy. Recommend if you like a good yarn that stirs your imagination.



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- Faye

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.