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The Night Gardener Audiobook

The Night Gardener

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Publisher's Summary

This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Auxier’s exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a Victorian ghost story with shades of Washington Irving and Henry James. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling.

The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. With Auxier’s exquisite command of language, The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.

©2014 Jonathan Auxier (P)2014 Recorded Books

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    "From a librarian..."

    Creepy and suspenseful with just enough humor for an entertaining read. Believable characters will have you rooting for the heroes.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Vasquez ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, US 05-24-15
    Terry Vasquez ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, US 05-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Be Careful of Wishes"

    I don't think I'll sleep under a tree again! Jonathan Auxier writes a new twist on the djinn legend in the form of a darkly sentient tree capable of granting your dearest wish ... much to your peril. This is the danger two Irish orphan children enter when they arrive to become servants of the Windsor House, a decaying English mansion. Will they be careful what they wish for?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kikalovesbooks Redwood City, CA USA 03-30-15
    Kikalovesbooks Redwood City, CA USA 03-30-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Great spooky story"

    This is a great story, drizzled with a unique spooky and creepy mystery that will satisfy picky readers and kids that are too old for Goosebumps and want a good scary, thrilling book.
    Great read

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    Virginia Rodriguez 08-12-16
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    "It's awsome"

    It's great for all ages even adults.I have to read it for school.its great.all ages

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    Amber Anderson Fort Worth, Texas USA 05-31-16
    Amber Anderson Fort Worth, Texas USA 05-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard to turn off! Great narration."

    My 9 yr old and I got into this book slowly, but then couldn't do anything else until we finished it!

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    r 04-05-16 Member Since 2010
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    "great accents, kind of scary for youngest readers"

    the only nominee of the young readers' choice awards that I could find on audio. I have 8-9-year-olds reading this and I can imagine it will be a bit much for them! I love how the children are the heroes but not by acting like grownups.

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    Fredericka Kirt 03-20-16
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    "This book was great! They had alot of suspence"

    This book was great! They had alot of suspence . it will change you

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    Nikole Schiffbauer Cleveland Ohio 11-11-15
    Nikole Schiffbauer Cleveland Ohio 11-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "we loved it"

    great story and loved the narrator
    my kids 10, 9 and 7 really liked it


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    Amazon Customer 10-16-16
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    "A Very Emotional, Well Written, and Beautiful Book"

    Not only was the book easy to enjoy and follow along with, but the book was also very satisfying and leaves a mark on you. I 100% recommend this book to anyone possibly considering to read this book, because you will not regret it if you have any admiration for story.

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    Blake 01-19-16
    Blake 01-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a bad story, just poorly presented"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Reasonable enough


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The heroine. She is smart and clever most of the time.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Intonation is off about 60% of the time. Makes it hard to understand and follow the story. This narrator is obviously more interested in just saying the right words than in saying the words right. Loses the opportunity of building the potential of the story.Many of the pauses between sentences are too long or too short so that it totally detracts from the story.With the mix of distractions, it is like riding a bumpy road on your ears. Incredibly distracting and you find yourself wishing you could just take a different path.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Would be interested for the story but would let others see it first and if they reported the production was as bad as the book, I would stay away.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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