Sound Bender (Sound Bender #1)
A roaring, supernatural adventure that spans New York, and the globe!
After their parents' plane goes down over the ocean, Leo and his brother Hollis are forced into the custody of their rich and enigmatic uncle Crane, a dealer of rare and probably illicit antiques. But almost as soon as he's settled--or as close to settled as he can get in the bleak Brooklyn mansion, surro...more
Following the sudden death of his parents, Leo and his ten year old brother Hollis, are sent to live with t ...more
I first picked this book up at a used book store, for like, one dollar (cheap, compared to most paperbacks these days) and I thought, interesting premise, I'll give it a shot when I get home later.
Later turned into two months. And now, here I am, finally reviewing this book with a desperate need to catch up to my reading challenge.
Alright, I was skeptical about reading this. Middle Grade is something I haven't read in a while. And the cover...Eh, not a big fan of it. It cou ...more
Leo Lomax and his younger brother Hollis have just moved in with their uncle Crane after a terrible plane crash took their parents. When the brothers arrive at their uncle Crane's Brooklyn warehouse, they're less than impressed; their uncle was a dealer of priceless artifacts, yet there was no hint of luxury. That was, until Klevko, their uncle's assistant brought them to the huge penthouse on the top floor of the warehouse. Leo can tell already ...more
I met the authors, mother and son, this fall. This sound-centric book is based on real things that Theo Baker did- wonder with a tape recorder, facinated by sounds and listening to the world around him. Years later he and his mom (co-writer of series of books with Harold Winkler, etc) took that concept and gave it an S/F bend.
Leo Lomax (named after the incredible father and son recording team of the 1930s- I asked :)) is about to turn 13 when h ...more
Two things, from this book, were new for me to experience.
Firstly : Sound.
Yeah, Sound. I've never bothered to think that deep about the sound. Its everywhere. Its even here when I'm typing these words. This guy, Leo, I thought was too boring at first who just loved nothing else in the world apart from sounds, and not the music ones, sounds which general things in life makes wher ...more
This is an adventure aimed at middle school boys, but ...more
After their parents' plane goes down over the ocean, Leo and his brother Hollis are forced into the custody of their rich and enigmatic uncle Crane, a dealer of rare and probably illicit antiques. But almost as soon as he's settled--or as close to settled as he can get in the bleak Brooklyn mansion, surrounded by his uncle's dubious staff--Leo receives a mysterious package his father put together lon ...more
Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- ...more
The Sound Bender is a good book, because the characters are not flat, especially Leo. Leo is a person who always wants to do what’s right, who is adventurous, and w ...more
By: Lin Oliver, Theo Baker
If you could here the history by touching it would you think you’re different? Sound Bender, A mysterious adventure with a sci-fi twist, After their parents' plane goes down over the ocean, Leo and his brother Hollis are forced into the custody of their rich and snobby uncle Crane, a dealer of rare and probably stolen antiques. But almost as soon as he's settled, or as close to settled as he can get in the dingy Brooklyn mansion, surrounded by his uncle's br ...more
I feel really bad that I'm not really enjoying this to it's fullest potential. It just feels like I've seen this story a thousand times and it does get old after a while if you don't remake it into something of your own.
The story is well written and the concept is very cool! I look forward to the sequel.