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Sabriel Audiobook

Sabriel

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Publisher's Summary

Ever since she was a tiny child, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world.

Though her journey begins alone, she soon finds companions: Mogget, whose seemingly harmless feline form hides a powerful and perhaps malevolent spirit; and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage long imprisoned by magic, now free in body but still trapped by painful memories.

With threats on all sides and only each other to trust, the three must travel deep into the Old Kingdom, toward a battle that will pit them against the true forces of life and death, and bring Sabriel face-to-face with her own hidden destiny.

A tale of dark secrets, deep love and dangerous magic, Sabriel introduces Garth Nix as an exceptional new talent.

Don't miss books two and three of this trilogy! Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr and Abhorsen.

©1995 Garth Nix; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"It's an epic journey in a world as richly realized as Middle-earth and much darker and bloodier than Harry's trials at Hogwarts...Tim Curry brings authority to the reading, grounding the fantastic elements with nuance of character and depth of emotion. (AudioFile)
"Rich, complex, involving, hard to put down, this first novel...is excellent high fantasy." (Publishers Weekly)
"A page-turner for sure." (Booklist)

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    HappyGardener 10-10-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good listen!"

    This book was recommended by s friend. I enjoyed the story- but I will admit to wondering why an elderly male voice was chosen for a book about a young female. I am on to the sequel...

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    Joel 10-08-15
    Joel 10-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read/listen!"

    This is one of my favorite books of all time without question. I want Tim Curry to narrate my life!

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    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 09-16-15
    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 09-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Just OK"

    More in the YA genre. I usually don't like YA so I should have guessed I might be disappointed in this. The whole novice necromancer learning on the job thing was kind of interesting and unique at first but eventually became rather formulaic and predictable. Sooo it was kinda cool but then got a little boring. Tim Curry does a great job narrating which saves some points. YA fans will probably love it. Just not for me.

    A solid 3 stars though.

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    Bob Saget 09-13-15
    Bob Saget 09-13-15
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    "How to improve an already marvelous tale?"

    Have Tim Curry spin it. His cadence brings an irresistible charm to the whole proceeding.

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    S06N 09-09-15
    S06N 09-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The music and narrator weren't"

    what I was hoping for. The narrator was decent, but a female voice might have been better. The quality of the recording was pretty mediocre.
    The music was utterly inappropriate and annoying.
    Otherwise Sabrial is an amazing story. I just wish it was better preformed.

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    SwtBlonD05 09-06-15
    SwtBlonD05 09-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Overall a great read"

    I already have this series, but the performance by Curry takes it to another level.

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    Jordan Davenport 09-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Such a world"

    I was suggested this title because my girlfriend knows that above all I love a well crafted world that you can just feel in all its aspects. This did not fail. It was also a tremendously well written take with some of the most unique characters I have ever read about and a chillingly dark feel that I can't get enough of. I highly recommend this book.

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    Mom and Max 08-01-15
    Mom and Max 08-01-15
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    "love this nostalgic read"

    ohhhh Tim narrates beautifully with a focus to accurately portraying each character. onto the next of the series for me!

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    Christopher CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 07-06-15
    Christopher CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States 07-06-15 Member Since 2014

    I like fiction(Rick Riordan),sci-fi(Orson S. Card), and vampires and werewolfs(LK Hamilton) to name a few.

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    "The perfect start."

    I always loved this book but Tim Currey brings the magic of the charter back to life for me in a way I never thought possible for a book I've re read several times! I can't sing his praises enough.

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    Alexa 06-18-15
    Alexa 06-18-15
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    "Fantastic y/a and great for adults"

    This spooky story is great do all ages like the chronicles of Narnia or the dark is rising.

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