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The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

A Novel

By H. G. Parry
Narrated by Calum Gittens / 18 hours 3 minutes
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The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

“This book is the perfect summer reading escape for a literature lover! The book takes place in a modern New Zealand where a Summoner, someone able to pull characters out of books and into real life, has appeared and is threatening to tear down the very fabric of existence to bring a world of literature to life. Throughout all the adventure and excitement we follow the sweet story of 2 brothers, pulled apart and eventually put back together again. The narrator has a soft NZ accent, bringing a richness to the text without making it hard to understand for non-natives.”

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The ultimate book-lover's fantasy, this sparkling debut is a "delight of magic and literature, love and adventure" (Kat Howard) featuring a young scholar with the power to bring literary characters into the world.

For his entire life, Charley Sutherland has concealed a magical ability he can't quite control: He can bring characters from books into the real world.

But when literary characters start causing trouble throughout the city and threatening to destroying the world, he learns he's not the only one with his ability. Now it's up to Charley and his reluctant older brother, Rob, to stop them--hopefully before reach The End.

Praise for The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep:

"A star-studded literary tour and a tangled mystery and a reflection on reading itself; it's a pure delight." --Alix E. Harrow, Hugo Award-winning author
"This beautifully-written novel is an exploration of the power fiction wields -- the power to inform and to change, even to endanger, our everyday world." --Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches
"Equal parts sibling rivalry, crackling mystery, and Dickensian battle royale, it'll be one of your most fun reads this year." --Mike Chen, author of Here and Now and Then

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