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  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,972
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,373

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle is by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones and was transformed into an Academy Award nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Christopher on 07-02-12

Fantastic and funny!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Definitely check this book out! It has magic mixed with humor and takes place alternately in the fantasy world and our world (specifically Wales). A must-listen!

  • A Charmed Life

  • The Worlds of Chrestomanci, Book 1
  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343

Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delightful Read!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-05

I love Chrestomanci!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-07-18

I love listening to these books while exercising. This is one of the best of them all!

  • The Neverending Story

  • By: Michael Ende
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,326

In this classic fantasy novel from author Michael Ende, small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Then, through the pages of an ancient, mysterious book, he discovers the enchanted world of Fantastica, and only Bastian himself can save the fairy people who live there. Shy, awkward Bastian is amazed to discover that he has become a character in the mysterious book he is reading and that he has an important mission to fulfill.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterpiece of Fantasy

  • By Rain on 07-25-16

Love It!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This is a wonderful book! It is a definite must-listen! Get this book! Incredible story!

  • The Lives of Christopher Chant

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Christopher Chant has no real power. He can't perform spells or do anything magical. However, he does possess something that most humans do not. Christopher has nine lives. Gerard Doyle's spellbinding narration is sure to capture every listener's attention.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating!

  • By G. Rokosz on 10-07-06

I love Chrestomanci!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I love listening to these books while exercising. This is one of the best of them all!

  • The Pinhoe Egg

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

The Pinhoes don't want the Chrestomanci to find out that they've been misusing their magic, but when Cat finds a mysterious old egg at Gammer's place, the Chrestomanci is sure to notice. Author Diana Wynne Jones has won the prestigious Guardian and Mythopoeic Awards. The Pinhoe Egg, the fifth book in her popular Chrestomanci series, brings back Cat Chant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Diana Wynne Jones' Pinhoe Egg

  • By John on 05-31-10

I love Chrestomanci!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I love listening to these books while exercising. This is one of the best of them all!

  • The Magicians of Caprona

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

From the Chrestomanci series comes book number three, The Magicians of Caprona. For years, the Montana family has feuded with the Petrocchi family. But Tonino Montana must seek help from the Petrocchis, and a special cat, to save the city of Caprona and prove he deserves to live among the spell-makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent, magical book

  • By Goldeen on 04-05-12

I love Chrestomanci!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I love listening to these books while exercising. This is one of the best of them all!

  • Witch Week

  • Chronicles of Chrestomanci
  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The students in class 6B become nervous when their teacher receives an anonymous note claiming someone in the room is a witch. For in this society, witches are outlawed, whether they are good or bad. In fact, witches are burned at the stake, because that's the law.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for children

  • By Wayne on 10-26-05

I love Chrestomanci!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I love listening to these books while exercising. This is one of the best of them all!

  • The Secrets of Droon, Books 4-6

  • By: Tony Abbott
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Underneath the steps leading down to Eric's basement is a hidden storage place. It's dusty and old, nothing special at all. But when Eric, Julie, and Neal all huddle inside the gray room together, something unbelievable happens. A glittering light and then a rainbow-colored staircase appear. As the kids take their very first step down into the mysterious land of Droon, they know that only magic and adventure await them!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • <3 these stories

  • By Allyssa & Lyle Nashookpuk on 02-08-16

Awesome!

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Reviewed: 07-07-18

I love this series and being able to listen to it while exercising is wonderful!

  • The Secrets of Droon

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Tony Abbott
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

The Secrets of Droon is an ongoing epic saga published for listeners who enjoy fantasy at its most exciting and engaging. This much-lauded series was cited by the American Booksellers Association as one of the top ten works to read while waiting for the next Harry Potter, and finally makes its audio debut. Fast, whimsical action, engaging characters, and surprising, imaginative situations are the hallmarks of The Secrets of Droon, one of the best-selling series for its age group.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quiet Trip

  • By Brandye on 04-19-08

Awesome!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I love this series and being able to listen to it while exercising is wonderful!