Have You Heard About... Leviathan

… the living airships of World War I? The audiobook Leviathan* is a fantastic example of steampunk fiction done right. Scott Westerfeld adds mechanical robots and whale airships to World War I which makes it a hundred times more exciting.

The voice of Alan Cumming makes it easy to imagine yourself alongside Deryn, a girl pretending to be a boy in order to serve in the British Air Force. Deryn is one of my favorite characters of all time. She is funny, brave and incredibly smart. What I like most is the fact that she saves the Austrian Prince Alexander multiple times.

*Later books in the series include Behemoth and Goliath.

 

Reviewed by Vanessa (staff)