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The Fire-Eaters

David Almond

Bobby Burns knows he's a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby's life from all sides. Bobby's new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war. Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves. From the Hardcover edition.

Bobby Burns knows he's a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby's life from all sides. Bobby's new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war. Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves. From the Hardcover edition.
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Bobby Burns knows he's a lucky lad. Growing up in sleepy Keely Bay, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, a man who can eat fire. But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby's life from all sides. Bobby's new school is a cold, cruel place. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart. And the USA and USSR are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war. Together with his wonder-working friend, Ailsa Spink, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Daniel Gerroll

Length:

3h 55m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:56


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:50