Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbit audiobook

Cloud and Wallfish

By Anne Nesbit
Read by Will Ropp

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
7.89 Hours 1
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Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems. Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn’t really Noah and he didn’t really just turn eleven in March. And he can’t even ask them why—not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don’t talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening). As Noah—now “Jonah Brown”—and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening—and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs? In an intricately plotted novel full of espionage and intrigue, friendship and family, Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open and gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in a world that’s impossible to understand.

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Summary

Slip behind the Iron Curtain into a world of smoke, secrets, and lies in this stunning novel where someone is always listening and nothing is as it seems.

Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn’t really Noah and he didn’t really just turn eleven in March. And he can’t even ask them why—not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don’t talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening). As Noah—now “Jonah Brown”—and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening—and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs? In an intricately plotted novel full of espionage and intrigue, friendship and family, Anne Nesbet cracks history wide open and gets right to the heart of what it feels like to be an outsider in a world that’s impossible to understand.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In this atmospheric page-turner…Nesbet deftly ratchets up the tension, using a close third-person omniscient narration to keep readers experiencing one unnerving event after another, just as Noah does…This is edgy, dramatic, and emotionally rich historical fiction.” Horn Book (starred review)
“Weaves history, mystery, and friendship with enough action to keep readers engaged. A great choice for those looking for a thrilling historical fiction or coming-of-age tale.” School Library Journal
“Told from the perspective of an eleven-year-old, the sounds, sights, and smells of East Berlin come vividly to life…Jonah is both credible and endearing…This makes an enlightening and inspiring choice for classroom units or book discussions.” VOYA
“Narrator Will Ropp handles Noah’s severe stutter in a manner that contributes to his identity but doesn’t intrude on the narrative’s accessibility. Ropp creates pleasing youthful voices both for Noah and his new friend Claudia…Factual details following each chapter work well in audio, making this a good choice for young listeners of historical fiction.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Anne Nesbit

Author Bio: Anne Nesbit

Anne Nesbet is the author of several novels, including The Cabinet of Earths, A Box of Gargoyles, and The Wrinkled Crown. She is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.89
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English