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House of Many Ways Audiobook

House of Many Ways

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Publisher's Summary

Recipient of two Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honors, beloved fantasy and children's author Diana Wynne Jones presents this exciting sequel to her novel Howl's Moving Castle, which was transformed into an Academy Award®-nominated motion picture.

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

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    Frae 07-10-16
    Frae 07-10-16 Member Since 2015

    Aspiring author, classic literature scholar, fantasy and horror junkie, all wrapped up in a cute little package.

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    "Jenny Sterlin is OUTSTANDING"
    What did you love best about House of Many Ways?

    The return of Calcipher.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of House of Many Ways?

    The whole book has such incredible charm, its really too hard to pick.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene that first introduced Howl as Twinkle.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, only because I wanted to savior it, and stretch it out as long as I could. I never wanted it to end!


    Any additional comments?

    All of the "Howl's World" books are really worth a listen.

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    A. W. S. 06-05-16
    A. W. S. 06-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining, but really just OK."

    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.)

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    Fabiola V. Flores Kansas 05-18-16
    Fabiola V. Flores Kansas 05-18-16 Member Since 2014

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    "charming and funny."

    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.

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    Cassie 03-24-16
    Cassie 03-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I am in love with this series"

    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!

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    Jenny 08-08-15
    Jenny 08-08-15
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    "O,O LOVE IT!!!"

    WE ABSOLUTELY ADORED THIS BOOK!!!! WE WERE OVERJOYED WHEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THIS BOOK WAS A SEQAL TO HOLWELS MOVING CASTLE. LOVE THEM AWESOME READ.

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    APrat 1 San Diego, CA United States 06-30-15
    APrat 1 San Diego, CA United States 06-30-15

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    "Another fantastic story"

    What a wonderful tale of adventure and magic. Loved the tale and narrator. The author weaves an incredible enchanting work.

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    LaTonia 06-02-15
    LaTonia 06-02-15
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    "Great for multiple listens"

    A lovely story for all ages, with such great characters. I really enjoyed this one!

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    Deborah SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY, United States 05-10-14
    Deborah SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY, United States 05-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Diana Wynne Jones is a goddess"
    What did you love best about House of Many Ways?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of House of Many Ways?

    I think it was when Charmain realizes that she is in a room full of lubbockins


    What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

    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


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Their eyes hold their secrets


    Any additional comments?

    GET THIS BOOOKKKKKKK

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    Dara 01-04-14
    Dara 01-04-14

    dreusch@aol.com

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    "Imaginative fun"

    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.

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    Leila DURHAM, NC, United States 11-02-12
    Leila DURHAM, NC, United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Charming and so British"

    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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