Cloud Cuckoo Land
(CD)

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Contributors
Ireland, Marin, narrator.
Jones, Simon, narrator.
Published
[New York] : AudioWorks, a division of Simon & Schuster Audio, 2021.
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
12 audio discs (900 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
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LocationCall NumberNoteStatus
Great Bend Public Library - Audio booksCD Fic Doerr, AnthonyOn Shelf
Great Bend Public Library - CKLS Rotating BooksFic DOEBoxed for RB
Russell Public Library - Audio booksCD Doerr, Anthony12 discOn Shelf

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Format
CD
Language
English
ISBN
9781797128528, 1797128523

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Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Marin Ireland and Simon Jones.
Description
In the besieged city of Constantinople in 1453, in a public library in Lakeport, Idaho, today, and on a spaceship bound for a distant exoplanet decades from now, an ancient text provides solace and the most profound human connection to characters in peril. They all learn the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, a better world. Twelve-year-old Anna lives in a convent where women toil all day embroidering the robes of priests. She learns to read from an old Greek tutor she encounters on her errands in the city. In an abandoned priory, she finds a stash of old books. One is Aethon’s story, which she reads to her sister as the walls of Constantinople are bombarded by armies of Saracens. Anna escapes, carrying only a small sack with bread, salt fish—and the book. Outside the city walls, Anna meets Omeir, a village boy who was conscripted, along with his beloved pair of oxen, to fight in the Sultan's conquest. His oxen have died; he has deserted. In Lakeport, Idaho, in 2020, Seymour, a young activist bent on saving the earth, sits in the public library with two homemade bombs in pressure cookers—another siege. Upstairs, eighty-five-year-old Zeno, a former prisoner-of-war, and an amateur translator, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s adventures. Konstance, encased on a spaceship decades from now, has never lived on our beloved Earth. Alone in a vault with sacks of Nourish powder and access to “all the information in the world,” she knows Aethon’s storythrough her father. Konstance, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, the young Zeno, the children in the library are dreamers and misfits on the cusp of adulthood in a world the grown-ups have broken.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Doerr, A., Ireland, M., & Jones, S. (2021). Cloud Cuckoo Land (Unabridged.). AudioWorks, a division of Simon & Schuster Audio .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Doerr, Anthony, Marin, Ireland and Simon, Jones. 2021. Cloud Cuckoo Land. [New York]: AudioWorks, a division of Simon & Schuster Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Doerr, Anthony, Marin, Ireland and Simon, Jones. Cloud Cuckoo Land [New York]: AudioWorks, a division of Simon & Schuster Audio, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Doerr, Anthony,, Marin Ireland, and Simon Jones. Cloud Cuckoo Land Unabridged., AudioWorks, a division of Simon & Schuster Audio , 2021.

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