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The Lives of Christopher Chant | [Diana Wynne Jones]

The Lives of Christopher Chant

Christopher Chant has no real power. He can't perform spells or do anything magical. However, he does possess something that most humans do not. Christopher has nine lives. Gerard Doyle's spellbinding narration is sure to capture every listener's attention.
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Publisher's Summary

Christopher Chant has no real power. He can't perform spells or do anything magical. However, he does possess something that most humans do not. Christopher has nine lives. Gerard Doyle's spellbinding narration is sure to capture every listener's attention.

©2005 Diana Wynne Jones; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Here's a perfect choice for the Harry Potter/Philip Pullman crowd." (AudioFile)
"Gerard Doyle's rich voice and English accent suit the story perfectly. His excellent expression and conviction draw listeners into the tale and help them follow the complex plot, giving each character's voice just enough distinction." (School Library Journal)

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    G. Rokosz 10-07-06
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    "Fascinating!"

    I listened to this with my 7 and 10 year-olds, after enjoying the "A Charmed Life". The characters are interesting and distinct, the plot complicated, and the climax had all three of us huddled around the speakers. Highly recommended!

    Between the two books, I don't think it matters what order one reads them in. Both are great. There's plenty of witchcraft, magic, and humor to entertain, but there's more than mere entertainment here.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte A. Stanford 11-03-08 Member Since 2013

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    ""Lives" is well read"

    I am a fan of Diana Wynne Jones, and I like most of her books. This is vintage Jones at her peak, a charming child/young adult book that I have liked in the print version for a long time. The voice reading in this strikes me as just right- a nice plummy British voice that pronounces things correctly and does not read too slow or too fast for my taste. I am hooked; I want to get more of her books read by Gerard Doyle. (I only hope that they add others that are not in the Chrestomanci series, such as "Howl's Moving Castle," which is my absolute favorite Jones book.)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    cindy harp-horn 05-15-08 Member Since 2014
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    "wonderful!!"

    this is a wonderful book for any age. it flowed nicely. i bought this book when it first came out for my daughters and never read it myself. i loved it. the reader is great. i also then bought the next book. for me this is a must read if you like books about magic and other worlds.

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    Heather 05-25-15
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    "Fun Family Fantasy"

    I have listened to this audiobook twice because I really loved the story. I think it's the best on in the series. Gerard Doyle is a great narrator and makes the stories very amusing.

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    Christopher Kenmore, WA, United States 02-26-15
    Christopher Kenmore, WA, United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2008

    Maddie and I, are a dad-daughter combo who love audible books. She has recently started to write reviews also. I hope you can differentiate.

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    "One of the best books ever sincerely Maddie"

    I think that the book is a good idea but it was a little confusing at first and a bit after that too but I still think that this book is a good book.

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