Journey to the River Sea

  • by Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by Imelda Staunton
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead, she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors. But the wonders of the rainforest more than make up for the hideous Carters. And when Maia meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, she begins a spectatcular journey to the heart of an extraordinary new world.


What the Critics Say

"The unconventional cast of characters is highly appealing, and Ibbotson does a wonderful job of turning genre themes topsy-turvy in delightfully humorous style, at the same time adding fine details that expand and enrich the traditional orphan-adventure plot." (Booklist)


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story was performed perfectly to bring out the best of this wonderful novel. one of my favorite books as a kid & now one of my favorite audiobooks
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- shmuel


The author was amazing as always and the reader was excellent!! We loved this book!!
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- Txcoyote

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-29-2008
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.