The Books of Beginning
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  • 1
    The Emerald Atlas: The Books of Beginning | John Stephens

    The Emerald Atlas: The Books of Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Stephens
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    They were taken from their beds one frozen night, when the world was covered in snow. The silhouette of a tall, thin man has haunted Kate ever since. Ten years on, Kate, Michael, and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded to a blur. Arriving at Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something different about this place – and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark, crooked house before.

    enjoy

    did enjoy the book can't wait for the next book however after the first 30min it started dragging a bit and the the last 30min was action packed again..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2011 by michael (Western Australia)
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    The Emerald Atlas: Books of Beginning | John Stephens

    The Emerald Atlas: Books of Beginning

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By John Stephens
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (640)
    Performance
    (520)
    Story
    (519)

    Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now. Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey to dangerous and secret corners of the world....

    Fantastic addicting fantasy

    If you love Rowling, Tolkien and Lewis, you will love this book. A fast paced, well written novel about three children and their nail biting fight aga..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 21 2011 by Stacey (Fort Madison, IA, United States)
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    The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning, Book 2 | John Stephens

    The Fire Chronicle: The Books of Beginning, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Stephens
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (222)

    It's been six months since Kate, Michael, and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-missing parents remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find a man who saw them ten years ago - three days after they disappeared. He knows about a map of a distant land, a place shrouded in mystery that may lead them to their parents. Meanwhile, Kate's connection to the Book of Time is growing stronger and stronger, until a dangerous trick gets her stuck in the past, searching for a friend to help her. Only a perilous quest and a daring risk will help the children to harness the power of the Books of Beginning.

    The second child ascendant

    Jim Dale's reading! Michael's growing maturity!

    Reviewed on October 20 2012 by Milkman (Rochester, MN)