Andre Norton enthralled readers for decades with thrilling tales of people challenged to the limits of their endurance in epic battles of good against evil. None are more memorable than her Witch World novels.
The Kolder linger on, a constant threat to Simon and the witches he's sworn to protect. To save their world from this threat from another dimension, Simon and Jaelithe must venture to the heart of the poisonous Kolder realm and vanquish them for good, or witness the enslavement of their world.
©2010 Andre Norton (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
author Andre Norton and Nick Podehl as reader. I have read this book for 45 years, only hearing it in my head or my own voice as I read it to children 10 and up. Nick made it come alive as if new and yet I could follow whole paragraphs in my own memory. My book is old, yellowed and book cover simple and color wiped by many thumb swipes. The print is small and my eyes are old, and tire easily. But Nick's voice keeps me focused, so enjoyable. Now I know why the children never yawned, it was because a voice makes it real, alive, the colors bright. I will collect as many unabridged of Andre Norton as possible. Odd, I never thought I could hear my favorites like the radio stations while ironing, sewing, or quilting. You have made me very happy. I look forward to each month gathering another favorite, All I have to do is look at my book shelves and check which books you have that match. Then my world is ageless again. My mind back when I was a teenager and found this series.I thank you.
The reader, Nick Podehl, the inflection in his voice suggesting memories, real time happenings. The author Andre Norton, so talented, with so long a history of triumph and more than one series that the public refuse to let pass into history. You live through this book. You close your eyes and you are no longer here but where she has sent you.
Simon as this is truly his story and Nick made him so real in emotion, strength and intelligence..... just as he was written.
It actually caught me worrying, sharing excitement and even sadness and I have read this for decades. Perfect performance by Nick, perfect story by Andre Norton, perfect escapism for one who is so tired but now can again relive a great story.
All her witchworld series should be available and unabridged. It is worth it. This book is for 10-y-o yo at least 60-y-o. and I would know. Listen to a sample, buy it for a book you can listen to with your children and grandchildren.
Andre Norton hit a Grand Slam out of the ballpark with the Witch World series. In this second novel, the story continues from the original Witch World, and leaves nothing to be desired. We gain further insight into some of the original characters, and the action is fast paced. Magic is woven into the story as a real-life fact. I only wish that there was more - this series continues, but only the first two are available in audio-book - plus some side stories, also written about Witch World, which I have also bought and devoured.
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