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Children of the Red King
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  • 1

    Midnight for Charlie Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
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    Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking. But his horrible aunts are delighted: it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.

    Nicole says: "Adults Take on Charlie Bone"
    Adults Take on Charlie Bone

    I read a lot of this genre, having a seven year old son who loves mystical, fantastical tales (Harry Potter, Dragon Rider, Eragorn) and I have to say ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 07 2005 by Nicole (Ottawa, ON, Canada)
  • 2

    Charlie Bone and the Time Twister

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
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    Charlie hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.

    Benjamin says: "The Children of the Red King Book #2"
    The Children of the Red King Book #2

    I read these out of order, but this is a great read.

    Reviewed on June 16 2005 by Benjamin (St. Albans, WV, USA)
  • 3

    Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
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    This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student, Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have a strange power over them.

    Benjamin says: "The Children of the Red King #3"
    The Children of the Red King #3

    I read these out of order, but this is a fantastic story.

    Reviewed on June 16 2005 by Benjamin (St. Albans, WV, USA)
  • 4

    Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors: Children of the Red King, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
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    Back in Bloor's Academy, Charlie's power takes on a new dimension. He meets a new gallery of characters, including Mr. Pilgrim's replacement, Tantalus Ebony, and the mysterious new student Joshua Tilpin, who appears to be magnetic. But not all is well. Billy has been adopted by the O'Gres, a child-hating couple, who carry with them a gray bag of oaths wherever they go, seducing Billy to sign an oath of obedience, before locking him up behind a force field in an odd place called The Passing House.

    Susan B. says: "Charlie's saga continues"
    Charlie's saga continues

    We thoroughly enjoyed this book, as we have the others. It, however, seems to be a pivotal book, without some of the same charm as the others. Neverth..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 14 2007 by Susan B. (Bay Area, CA)
  • 5

    Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Russell Beale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Charlie turns 12 on New Year's Eve, the Flame Cats give him a grave warning: something ancient has awoken, and Charlie must be watchful. Soon Charlie learns that the shadow from the Red King's portrait has been released, and that it will do anything to keep Charlie from finding his father. Meanwhile, pets are mysteriously vanishing from the city, and Olivia is in danger of revealing her newfound powers.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Splendid!"
    Splendid!

    In this book, Charlie learns more about his lost father. I'm sure that lots of you are thinking what I'm thinking, "Mr. Pilgram". It seems that he alw..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2009 by Felicity Fairchild ()
  • 6

    Charlie Bone and the Beast

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
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    Something strange is happening at Bloor's Academy. Asa, one of the endowed students who changes into a beast at dusk, has suddenly gone missing, and a new endowed student named Dagbert Endless has enrolled. When Dagbert is seen hanging around with Manfred Bloor, Charlie is sure the pair is up to something wicked. With the help of the Flames, can Charlie and his friends rescue Asa before it's too late?

    Judith says: "Very entertaining, well written."
    Very entertaining, well written.

    I enjoy this series nearly as much as the Harry Potter series and more than the Percy Jackson series. Charlie Bone is a very likeable hero and the sto..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 03 2011 by Judith (Dallas, TX, United States)
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    Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Joe Coen
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    Charlie Bone has finally found his father, but he’s disappeared again - on a second honeymoon with Charlie’s mother. But there’s no time to miss them, for there’s a strange salty mist in the air, and chilling howls in the night. And someone has been searching Charlie’s house. What are they looking for? And could Dagbert, the new boy with pale lips and cold aquamarine eyes, have something to do with it?

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  • 7

    Charlie Bone and the Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
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    The enchanter Count Harken is back to take his revenge on the Red King's heirs, starting with Charlie Bone's family! Can Charlie get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie's ancestors, and get out before it's too late, or will Count Harken finally succeed....

    Jamie says: "A new adventure for Charlie Bone"
    A new adventure for Charlie Bone

    Charlie Bone and the Shadow is the seventh book in the Children of the Red King series. Count Harken is back to try to get revenge on the heirs of the..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 17 2008 by Jamie (Lacey, WA, United States)
  • 8

    Charlie Bone and the Red Knight: Children of the Red King, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
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    Charlie and his friends take on the most powerful and dangerous magic in Book Eight of this extraordinary series. As wicked forces come to a head at Bloor's Academy, Charlie and his friends must use all their magic and all their might to fight the evil and save Charlie's parents.

    Sam says: "Great end to an excellent series"
    Great end to an excellent series

    This book was one of the most exciting of the series as it tied up many loose ends and ended with a Bang. This series is one that I would not mind sh..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 20 2012 by Sam (Kurtistown, Hi, United States)