Children of the Stones

Narrated by: Gareth Thomas
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Adam Brake, a professor of astrophysics, and his teenage son Matthew, arrive in Milbury, an English village surrounded by a stone circle. Adam has been commissioned to investigate the residual magnetism of the stones, but he and Matthew soon begin to realise that this is no ordinary village....

Based on the classic television series starring Gareth Thomas (Blake's 7) and Freddie Jones, this is the original novelisation, published for the first time in 35 years.

About the authors: Jeremy Burnham and Trevor Ray are both actor-writers. Children of the Stones for HTV was their first collaboration, closely followed by Raven and the children's novel Mystery of the Tower. Jeremy's writing credits include The Avengers, Paul Temple, When the Boat Comes In, Minder, C.A.T.S. Eyes, and Inspector Morse to name but a few. A stalwart of the National Theatre and the BBC Radio Drama department in both capacities as actor and writer, Trevor is best known to fans of Cult Television for his work on Doctor Who in 1969/70.

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Recommended for children who want a scare, and adults who want a fascinating folk horror story. The book contrasts a homey feel around the protagonists' relationships as they work to uncover the mysteries of the town with an atmosphere of dread around the town and its residents without diminishing either. The performance - by one of the actors of the original TV mini-series that this book adapts - is memorable. It gives me the sense of a scary story being told to children in a British country home - a dark companion to the narrators of The Hobbit and the Chronicles of Narnia.
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  • Gazza
  • 12-29-19

Children of the Stones

A wonderfully, mysterious and entertaining story. I remember it from my childhood and have since rewatched it and now listened to this fabulous reading narrated by Gareth Thomas. And what could be better than having one of the original actors from the TV series read Jeremy Burnham and Trevor Ray’s story with all the nuances that trained actors bring to such readings. I should add that my own children also loved the series as well as this audible version. Highly recommended.