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Over Sea, Under Stone Audiobook

Over Sea, Under Stone: Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence

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Publisher's Summary

On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.

Listen to more in the Dark Is Rising Sequence.

©1965 Susan Cooper; (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Jennings' ability is outstanding as he slips in and out of the numerous voices with the rapid dialogue as it approaches the climax....This is an outstanding reading of a classic tale that all young listeners and adults will thoroughly enjoy." (School Library Journal)

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    Amazon Customer Bethesda, MD 02-17-16
    Amazon Customer Bethesda, MD 02-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great family entertainment"

    I read these books as a child and adored them. The audiobook versions are wonderful and I have shared them with my children who also have enjoyed the series. The first two books are a good mix of cause a contemporary times and Arthurian mystery. Greenwitch might be the weak link. But the series as a whole still stands strong in the crowded young adult fiction and fantasy category

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    Amazon Customer 08-27-15
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    "Great Book, Great series"

    I've liked this series since I first read it as a child, and this is an especially well-presented example. Keep it up

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    Lois 02-26-13
    Lois 02-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Scared like a kid"
    Where does Over Sea, Under Stone rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The book is a simple good vs evil story, set in a more innocent time
    Lovely child's story
    But...
    The suspense nearly killed me and I couldn't stop listening til the very end!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rufus the dog
    Maybe Gummery too


    Have you listened to any of Alex Jennings’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Banham Lakewood, CO, United States 01-07-13
    Justin Banham Lakewood, CO, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A good start to a good series"
    If you could sum up Over Sea, Under Stone in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, classic, and youthful


    What did you like best about this story?

    It may be written for younger readers, but it is a very good start to a great series. It does not alienate older readers.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the children gathered on the hill in the night, and the threats and mystery they faced really came to light.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    All quest in the history of good and evil.


    Any additional comments?

    The other books on this series start to appeal more to older readers, but that does not mean that this book should be dismissed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frances LEONARD, MI, United States 02-13-12
    Frances LEONARD, MI, United States 02-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    ""Great story""
    What made the experience of listening to Over Sea, Under Stone the most enjoyable?

    love the series; good interaction between characters. Like how there is a Historicist value in the story.I liked the magical moments as the story developed between the characters.


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    Kelly Covington, KY, USA 06-27-10
    Kelly Covington, KY, USA 06-27-10
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    "The start of one of my favorite series."

    I really enjoy this book. Mystery with Authurian legend background.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MARIA 11-30-08
    MARIA 11-30-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent"

    The first book in the series sets a wonderful tone and pace for the rest of the series. Great for kids and adults.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Quartus Virginia 03-21-12
    Quartus Virginia 03-21-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Kids loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to Over Sea, Under Stone the most enjoyable?

    It was a reasonably realistic children’s adventure with some unpredictable events.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense.


    Have you listened to any of Alex Jennings’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but Alex Jennings does an excellent job.


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

    No, it’s a bit too long for a single sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not like the instance or two of the kids lying. This is the first book of a sequence, but this book is far better than the second book.

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    Angela Australia 11-07-11
    Angela Australia 11-07-11
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    "Wonderful series!"

    The language, the adventure the characters are all so appealing and in particular mysterious. I just wonder as to why I cannot purchase the second book "The Dark is Rising"? This is the only matter that has let the listening go unchallenged. Please could you rectify this..... I would dearly love to hear the wonderful, magical description of all five books in sequence.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 04-16-15
    Barbara 04-16-15
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    "Won't work, keeps messing up"

    Chapter three won't play, I'm cancelling my membership. I'm really disappointed in this especially when I really wanted to hear all of the series.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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