A girl named Charmain must inhabit her ailing great-uncle's time-traveling home full of magical belongings. As Charmain begins a journey of amazing discoveries, she comes to the attention of the powerful sorceress Sophie and an elusive wizard named Howl.
©2008 Diana Wynne Jones; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
Aspiring author, classic literature scholar, fantasy and horror junkie, all wrapped up in a cute little package.
The return of Calcipher.
The whole book has such incredible charm, its really too hard to pick.
The scene that first introduced Howl as Twinkle.
No, only because I wanted to savior it, and stretch it out as long as I could. I never wanted it to end!
All of the "Howl's World" books are really worth a listen.
It's a fun listen with some fun ideas, but most of the plot is unremarkable. Also, there are far to many undeveloped characters, events that don't do much to further the plot, etc. I find that Diana Wynne Jones's books are never bad, but many of her books just can't reach the quality of the others. (Howls Moving Castle being among the most excellent.)
we loved listening to this story. it had us rolling our eyes, laughing, and at times at the edge of our seats. we of course loved Charmaine, but we looked forward to interact with Sophie, Calcifer, and Howel again.
Jenny Sterlin has such a vocal range at times it sounds like multiple narrators. Love Diana Wynne Jones's kids books, they're so fun to listen to. I also use these books to fall asleep and because they are all about 8hrs long, I can judge if I got enough sleep by if it is still playing when I wake up.
So much love!
What a wonderful tale of adventure and magic. Loved the tale and narrator. The author weaves an incredible enchanting work.
I think the best thing about this story is that though it serves as a continuation of Howls Moving Castle, which in its own right is awesome, it also introduces some fun new characters and some awesomely evil new characters as well. Now why this wasn't made into a movie is appaling
I think it was when Charmain realizes that she is in a room full of lubbockins
Here is the thing about Jenny Sterling, though her voices may not vary much, it is the patient and calm way that she reads a story that makes you want to listen again and again and again. I LOVE Jenny Sterlings readings
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This charming book is a happy romp through the unusual imagination of Diana Wynne Jones. From purple bugs to giant dogs, you never know what you'll find next. The narrator was excellent. I highly recommend this book for young and old, who want a bit of lighthearted fun.
One for the anglophiles out there. I really felt i should be drinking tea and eating crumpets the whole time. This is the 3rd in the Howl series and its not as good as the first two but still quite charming on it's own.
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