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Summary

When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet.... 

Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies. The time has come for Fionn’s grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise. 

But deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island’s next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.

©2018 Catherine Doyle (P)2018 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Critic reviews

"The Storm Keeper's Island will blow you away.... A magical new voice in fantasy. Wise, warm and wonderful." (Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series)

"So magical and wild that it's like being swept away by the sea... She's taken an ancient story and found something new and bold and wild in it - I think only real bone-deep writers and storytellers do that. I can't wait for the next." (Katherine Rundell, author of The Explorer)  

"Funny, dark and blazingly beautiful, The Storm Keeper's Island is a thrillingly inventive adventure." (Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars

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Classic magic

The book is classified under young adult, but this old adult enjoyed the gentle magic and excellent narration very much! This would make an excellent book for grandparents and grandchildren to listen to together.
I enjoyed how there is a definite feeling that Fionn's story will continue, but no crude cliff - hanger tactics alluding to yet another endless series. A very satisfyingly contained story.
The magic feels just right, and the goodies and baddies are well differentiated but not simplistically so.
I almost wish there was a series - but not quite.

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Old magic

A story of the old magic so very well
Put together, and so wonderfully read
Great listen for all ages recommend

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Magical, poetic, gripping, wonderful

I listened to this with my 10 year old and we were entranced. A wonderful story - beautifully written with such evocative poetic language. An exciting story that is perfectly paced and very well narrated.

The story is now set up for book 2 and we wait eagerly for its release.

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Beautiful

I have had some stories spoiled by narrators not being ‘right’ or not buoyant enough etc...this however was absolutely beautiful....a wonderful magical story expertly narrated with just the right amount of everything. Thoroughly enjoyed would recommend to everyone with a little magic in their hearts

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Excellent from start to finish

Loved it.
The description was out of this world. I cannot wait to read the next one!

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Captivating

I really enjoyed loosing myself with this story, I am really looking forward to what happens next.

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captivating

I loved it. I Will be looking for more books by this author. narration excellent.

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Fantastic, imaginative & very well read

I love this story. It's full of imagination and intrigue. The narrators voice was perfect for it with his soft Irish lilt and character's voices. Just brilliant!

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beautifully written

The language and imagery created is stunning. it was so good I've had to buy a hard copy to share it with my niece and nephew.

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I would wax lyrical about this book! Lol!

A magical world awaits listeners. Great narrator of this book. Hope there is more to follow

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  • Maestro F
  • 23-09-18

Brilliant - can’t wait for the sequel

This was entertaining on so many levels. Catheryne Doyle has spun a yarn as rich & deep as Celtic mythology and as accessible to modern sensibilities as Harry Potter is . Like all heroic tales of good versus evil, some aspects are predictable- but this does not make them ring any less true or any less moving. Patrick Moy’s narration on Audible makes it doubly good. It’s a perfect bedtime or rainy day story for young and old alike. My only regret is that I can’t cue up the next installment this very instant. (Netflix has sadly ruined my ability to defer gratification. I’ve become Roald Dahl’s Veruca Salt. I want it NOW!).

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  • E. Mitch
  • 10-06-20

Librarian recommends!

I listened to this story in preparation for our TOME reading club next year at school. I highly recommend going online and reading the author’s note for this book. What a touching tribute to her grandfather. I loved the narrator’s reading and often pictured Sean Conner as Malachi Boyle-ha!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-11-21

ITS AMAZING!!!!

We liked this book, it had great imagery! We highly recommend it to anyone. Can’t wait for the sequels!