In this sparkling tale, young merchant Abdullah purchases a magic carpet - and soon finds that the enchanted rug is none too agreeable. But despite the carpet's cranky demeanor, Abdullah must rely on its help to rescue a princess from a wicked djinn.
©1990 Diana Wynne Jones; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"A bewitching romp, gratifying to mind, imagination, and funny bone." (Kirkus Reviews)
NOTE: This is #2 of the Howl's Castle trilogy, so if you don't want to ruin Howl, the you should read it(Howl) first.
This is a GREAT BOOK!!! If you like magic, wizards, and other like things, you will ADORE this audiobook. Coupled with Narrator Jenny Sterlin (who also narrates "The Hollow Kingdon" by Clare B. Dunkle, which is a similar masterpiece to Howl), this book will export you. The author is riotously funny in several places which I love. All star rating!!!!!! How can anyone NOT love it???:) -Adoring Fan
This is a really fun book. This is book two of "Howl's Moving Castle," it might not seem like it at first, but it is! This is about the adventures of a boy and a flying carpet and you see the characters from Howl's Moving castle again. I also really liked the narrator. I just really liked this book.
I loved this book. The reader is the best. Her voices are distinctive and embody the characters. My only quibble, and the reason I didn't give it a 5 overall, is that in order for the ending to make sense, the listener must have read Howl's Moving Castle first. And in a way, that was disappointing because I loved the Djin, the genie, and the carpet.
Enchanting, fun, magical
Howl's Moving Castle & House of Many Ways; same author, same narrator.
Stardust - love story with lots of magic and perseverance.
I loved the climax of the story, actually - it was very clever.
I loved this book. I've already listened to it twice - it was really a lot of fun.
The character development and performance were great. The adventure on the carpet was funny and the castle oddly familiar until you realize why.
I would have to say the Genie. For one you wonder how on earth will they ever ask a wish that could be fulfilled without disaster.
You would catch the funny parts but now perhaps in the way you would while listening to someone. She has the ability to pull you into the character's mind and absorb you into the plot... what's coming next...
The section of the book when they had to guess the secret name through when the Genie and carpet "changed" back into my 2 of my favorite character's from Howl's moving castle.
Say something about yourself!
Castle in the Air ranked amongst the top 25%.
The author didn't settle for the norm and completely changed things around. It was funny and interesting. This was a refreshing...
The ability to use accents.
This is one of my favorite reads and i enjoyed listening to it all the way till almost the end. The author used a very high squeaky voice for one of the characters in the book and it sounded awful! It has the effect of scratching nails on a chalkboard and makes the end of the book almost intolerable.
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