Rachel Murphree

El Paso, TX
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  • Charlie Bone and the Beast

  • By: Jenny Nimmo
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

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?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen to

  • By Nin on 06-22-08

Different narrator, but still fabulous book!

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-09

Please don't let the negative comments on the narrator stop you from getting this book to enjoy. There's nothing wrong with this new narrator, in my opinion, except that he's not the first narrator (Simon Russell Beale who was WONDERFUL!) but without the comparison to him, the book is read well, with expression, clear audio, etc. etc.

Listeners who have enjoyed the first narrator for five books, may have gotten used to his voices for the characters, and his expressiveness, and Simon Jones just approaches it differently. I was initially put off by the negative comments, and almost didn't buy the books. I'm glad I got books 6 and 7 for our family, and we're enjoying them!

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