• The Lighthouse Land

  • The Lighthouse Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Series: Lighthouse, Book 1
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-10-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (341 ratings)

Regular price: $23.07

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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.
©2006 Adrian McKinty (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kathy on 04-21-11

Brilliant!

McKinty is a wonderful storyteller and he has really written something special in this Lighthouse series. I was more familiar with his gritty, gory crime novels but Lighthouse series is completely different. I loved the vivid imagination and that the main characters were teens who have to work together, use history lessons, physics, trigonometry and other sciences to problems solve. McKinty also throws in large helpings of humor that truly made me laugh out loud. Gerald Doyle is a wonderful narrator -- young, old , male, female, Irish, American -- he can do it all.
If you have a youngster who can't quite focus on school, these books may help with that. After all, if you would like to be a valued person during an Intergalactic War, you need to know math, chemistry, history etc, etc, not to mention what to do if you fall in love with an alien ,,, a bit of a sticky wicket that.

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Stan on 01-16-11

Wating for the next book

Although I am 61 years old I still enjoy a good novel. Adrian McKinty has written a very good one. I will be waiting for the next book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Clare on 04-07-11

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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By FAP on 04-09-13

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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