On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness : The Wingfeather Saga

  • by Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by Peter Sandon
  • Series: The Wingfeather Saga
  • 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink and their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.Andrew Peterson spins a quirky and riveting tale of the Igibys extraordinary journey from Glipwood's Dragon Day Festival and a secret hidden in the Books and Crannies Bookstore, past the terrifying Black Carriage, clutches of the horned hounds and loathsome toothy cows surrounding AnkleJelly Manor, through the Glipwood Forest and mysterious treehouse of Peet the Sock Man (known for a little softshoe and wearing tattered socks on his hands and arms), to the very edge of the Ice Prairies.Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness presents a world of wonder and a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can listen to, and groups are sure to discuss for its layers of meaning about life's true treasure and tangle of the beautiful and horrible, temporal and eternal, and good and bad.

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What the Critics Say

"So good, smart, funny, as full of ideas as action." Jonathan Rogers, author of The Wilderking Trilogy.
"A wildly imaginative, wonderfully irreverent epic that shines with wit and wisdom and features excellent instructions on how to cope with Thwaps, Fangs, and the occasional Toothy Cow." (Allan Heinberg, writer/co-executive producer of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, and co-creator of Marvel Comics Young Avengers)
"Fun to listen to! Every section has word-play, a pun, or clever dialogue that makes me giggle, and the story is full of insight into life. The characters have great names and come to life and stimulate the imagination. Andrew is such a gifted storyteller; this work will be a treasure to both children and adults. (James Bryan Smith, author of Room of Marvels; Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven, and Embracing the Love of God; co-author of Devotional Classics with Richard J. Foster)

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Compelling Plot, Imaginative World, Strong Morals

Imaginative settings and characters, exciting plot with compelling twists, strong morals — an excellent story!

I listened to the audiobook version by Oasis Audio. I found the narrator a little slow and lumbering, and there are some places that should have been re-recorded. I had a little difficulty staying engaged in the first part of the book because of this, but I think it is no fault of the author. Once the story picked up speed, I never gave another thought to the narrator. I became so absorbed into the plot that I never wanted to pause the audio.

Peterson's story kept me begging for the next page and daydreaming about what comes next. I am chomping at the bit to read the two succeeding books in The Wingfeather Saga! FIVE STARS!
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- David M. Gregg

Best New Author!

Andrew Peterson has a captivating writing style that combines an excellent story, lovable characters, unexpected plot twists, and delightful humor! This book is enjoyable for people of all ages. Everyone I've shared this story with has loved it, most buying the following books as soon as they could.
If you want a great book to read alone or with your family, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is the ideal one.

Peter Sandon has the perfect voice for a narrator. Deep, powerful, and British, it is perfect for this story. Near the start there is a gloomy poem that when he reads comes to life as a prophecy of doom; perfect. At times of humor, his voice carries the straight British tone that communicates far more humor than a jovial narrator ever could. Overall, Peter Sandon has one of the best narrating voices I have ever heard.
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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2009
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio