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Skyward

Written by: Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
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"Narrator Suzy Jackson's assured, brassy tones and forceful delivery are an exceptional match for Sanderson's high-stakes, battle-driven space opera.... Jackson's gift for characterizations shines - she brings out the humor and heroism in Spensa's young classmates and friends (and the neurotic spaceship MBOT), along with the pain and perseverance of the generations that came before them. This is a high-octane futuristic narrative of hope, sacrifice, and courage, and a fast pace speaks to the rising urgency as war rages above the planet. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award." (AudioFile magazine)

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.  

Spensa's world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what's left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa's dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with her father's - a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa's chances of attending flight school at slim to none.  

No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.

©2018 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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i need the next one

amazing book. brandon sanders is an amazing writer, but he has out-done himself with this title. jeeze. do yourself a favor and read it. err... listen to it.

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Another favorite

Sanderson’s got me on the hook with another series! Great story and narration. Love the strong female protagonists in his novels

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Another awesome book by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson brings another awesome series to the table. This book was fantastic and engaging the entire time, each twist and then more exciting than the other one. Suzy Jackson was the perfect voice for this novel, bringing the characters to life.

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More suitable to a teen reader

Nice adventure for a teen reader. Wouldn't recommend it for adult readers. ... Review needed a few more words.

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A new favourite

A fantastic and imaginative story from start to finish. I’m already looking forward to the second book.

The narrator does an all around great job.

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Great story and narration

A solid and focused story from start to finish. Easy to follow but still keeps up with some nice surprises.

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really good

this book was really good. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Outstanding

Read/listen to this!! I'm usually excellent at guessing twists, but Sanderson surprised me over and over, anticipating the readers anticipation! Excellent, excellent, excellent characters, plot and prose.

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Meh- can’t get through this.

I guess this is just for kids. Pretty hard to suspend disbelief with the fairly terrible writing.

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amazing

amazing. the writing and all that went in to this book is spectacular. The care for statistics and actual physics-based information is great.

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