A – The Globe & Mail (Toronto)
The airship Aurora, centrepiece of the novel, is more than a setting; it's a universe unto itself, with luxurious passenger cabins and cramped crew quarters, sweeping stairways and hidden catwalks, vast dining halls and noisy kitchens. In short, it's the sort of place a reader wants to settle into and explore. Oppel, through his immensely likable narrator, Matt Cruse, invites us to do just that.... A funny, engaging adventure story -- the kind of book you read in a day or two (or stay up late to finish).... Airborn is all that. Lighter than air, but with unexpected lifting power.
- Robert Charles Wilson, The Globe & Mail (Toronto)