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Castle in the Air Audiobook

Castle in the Air

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Publisher's Summary

A companion to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones' Castle in the Air was named an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

In this sparkling tale, young merchant Abdullah purchases a magic carpet - and soon finds that the enchanted rug is none too agreeable. But despite the carpet's cranky demeanor, Abdullah must rely on its help to rescue a princess from a wicked djinn.

©1990 Diana Wynne Jones; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A bewitching romp, gratifying to mind, imagination, and funny bone." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Christie Hutchinson, KS, United States 02-14-11
    Christie Hutchinson, KS, United States 02-14-11
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    "Howl's Moving Castle trilogy book 2"

    NOTE: This is #2 of the Howl's Castle trilogy, so if you don't want to ruin Howl, the you should read it(Howl) first.
    This is a GREAT BOOK!!! If you like magic, wizards, and other like things, you will ADORE this audiobook. Coupled with Narrator Jenny Sterlin (who also narrates "The Hollow Kingdon" by Clare B. Dunkle, which is a similar masterpiece to Howl), this book will export you. The author is riotously funny in several places which I love. All star rating!!!!!! How can anyone NOT love it???:) -Adoring Fan

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 07-24-11
    Ann 07-24-11 Member Since 2010
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    "What Eddie thinks about this book (Eddie is 11)"

    This is a really fun book. This is book two of "Howl's Moving Castle," it might not seem like it at first, but it is! This is about the adventures of a boy and a flying carpet and you see the characters from Howl's Moving castle again. I also really liked the narrator. I just really liked this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marie 07-07-12
    Marie 07-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful, creative modern fairytale"

    I loved this book. The reader is the best. Her voices are distinctive and embody the characters. My only quibble, and the reason I didn't give it a 5 overall, is that in order for the ending to make sense, the listener must have read Howl's Moving Castle first. And in a way, that was disappointing because I loved the Djin, the genie, and the carpet.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    -Jes- Hoosick Falls, NY, United States 01-17-12
    -Jes- Hoosick Falls, NY, United States 01-17-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A wonderful story with a wonderful narrator"
    If you could sum up Castle in the Air in three words, what would they be?

    Enchanting, fun, magical


    What other book might you compare Castle in the Air to and why?

    Howl's Moving Castle & House of Many Ways; same author, same narrator.<br/><br/>Stardust - love story with lots of magic and perseverance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the climax of the story, actually - it was very clever.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. I've already listened to it twice - it was really a lot of fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 07-23-17
    Margaret EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 07-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "a fanciful Arabian twist"

    I was a bit sceptical at first. howl is my all time favorite and I wasn't sure she could top it.
    this book is defiantly worthy. an extremely charming Arabian nights take with of course the ingery flavor.

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    "fun and unique. great read/listen."

    Guessed of course. but once you learn who is who and why the Jin cursed them to those characters it is interesting food for thought

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    laura freeman 05-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love it!"

    I love the characters personalities and the adventures they go on. I especially loved all the plot twists.

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    lauren 04-25-17
    lauren 04-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Family friendly"

    I could read this to a child and feel comfortable doing so, and it kept my interest.

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    Kindle Customer 03-12-17
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    "I love the whole series..."

    But I like the first book better. 😊 Although I love it when Howl and Sophie are reunited! I knew the Genie got more sulky when the kitty's joined! But I'm not given' it all away! just get if ya want to see what I mean!

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    Clara 10-09-16
    Clara 10-09-16
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    "Excellent!"

    As always, I enjoyed Jenny Sterlin's narration very much. The story drags on a bit in places, but stays interesting enough that you don't get bored.
    Like Howl's Moving Castle and House of Many Ways, the story seems like a random mush of happenings that all somehow mesh in the end to include every character showing up in the strangest of places. Sometimes predictable, but not quite predictable enough to see how your prediction will come true. All in all, a very good book with a superb narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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