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Fever Crumb

Written by: Philip Reeve
Narrated by: Philip Reeve
Series: Fever Crumb, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs
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Fever Crumb has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the Order of Engineers, where she serves as an apprentice. At a time when women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only girl to serve in the Order. Soon, though, she must say good-bye to Dr. Crumb to assist archaeologist Kit Solent with a top secret project.

The assignment involves a mysterious room that once belonged to Auric Godshawk, the last of the Scriven overlords, and Fever must help unlock it. The Scriven, not human, ruled the city some years ago but were hunted down and killed in a victorious uprising by the people.

As Fever’s work begins, she is plagued by memories that are not her own, and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. All Fever knows is what she’s been told: She is an orphan. But whose memories does she hold? And why are there people chasing her, intent on eliminating her? Is Fever the key to unlocking the terrible secret of the past?

Haunting, arresting, and astonishingly original, Fever Crumb will delight and surprise listeners at every fast-paced, breathless turn.

©2010 Phillip Reeve (P)2011 Scholastic Audio

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fantastic had me on the edge of my seat great writing and narration was gripping

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  • R Ferguson
  • 2016-04-09

Love it. Great mix of adventure, science and feels

I thought the author did a great job of reading his own work, and I love his stories. there is an intimacy that is created when this occurs. although technically "young adult", this adventure easily held my middle aged attention.

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  • Morad
  • 2012-05-27

A Great Listen...

I'm surprised no one reviewed this yet, I've had this book on my wishlist for a few months (dunno how it got there in the first place) and 2 weeks ago I decided why not and I'm glad I did...

I bought this book after I just finished "Insurgent", the second book of "Divergent", and I must say I liked Fever Crumb alot more than both those books and even Hunger Games, what I like most about it is the no cheesy love scenes and emotional complications that spam half of the book, I grew very fond of Fever and can't wait to read more of her in the second book "A Web of Air" and the yet to be released third.

If you liked young adult books like Maze Runner and Hunger Games, you'll likely enjoy this book too, Reeve has done an awesome job in both writing and narrating this book.

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  • JCurtis
  • 2016-02-18

Post-apocalyptic Steampunk

Interesting tale. Entertaining. Rich environment created to explore. We meet Fever Crumb mid-story and the details of the world around are teased out as she comes to terms with who she is, who her parents are, and how she is going to make her way in the world. The details on how the technology works or how the world got to the point it is at are left in an almost impressionistic vagueness at times, which piques my curiosity. Pacing is quick. I enjoyed the tale and look forward to the next installment.

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  • Elliot
  • 2019-05-24

Great Story, Needs New Narrator

I have enjoyed the Mortal Engines Quartet, so I thought I would jump back into the universe. The story is great, I just enjoyed the narrator of the Mortal Engines series more. Overall great.

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  • neub
  • 2019-01-16

Beautiful

The story and the narration are truly lovely. Philip Reeve delivers magic all around. Wonderful.

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  • G. Berger
  • 2018-07-20

Too short, but a great trip back to Mortal Engines

I love Fever, she's a great blank slate type of character that adds some clarity to a very messy world and makes the other characters stand out. Seems like the story is going to some interesting places, and as usual Reeve is great at describing his world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-07-04

Good book

It is a good book, I like to get some back story of Mortal engines.
But the book do lag or shutter at times and that is super annoying.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-18

Exceptional

Simply a masterpiece, love the whole mortal engines series , and this is a must for any fan og the first books

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  • jacob pugh
  • 2020-03-25

Great job on this book.

So far, I've enjoyed this book the most from the Mortal Engines world. The narration by the author made it even better. I especially enjoy his brief commentary at the end.

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  • Thomas Walls
  • 2020-01-23

kind of a let down

I loved the mortal engines series, but I couldn't even finish Fever Crumb. Plus, Reeve should've kept the narrator from Mortal Engines as well. on the whole, the story here was not engaging and I couldn't get into it. I try to finish every book I start on Audible. with only 3 hours left, I had give up, they story was too bland.