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The Spiderwick Chronicles, Volume I Audiobook

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Volume I: Books 1 & 2

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Publisher's Summary

Less than half a year ago, Tony and I received a mysterious note from Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, three children who have experienced authentic encounters with the beings we call faeries. As hard as it was for us to believe, we came to see that there was no alternative explanation. Now, putting aside personal concerns, we bring their stories to you.

In The Field Guide, twins Jared and Simon and their older sister, Mallory, aren't all that impressed with the ramshackle old mansion their mother moves them to when their decidedly kooky Great Aunt Lucinda is sent to an asylum. But a series of mysterious events within the house leads the three young Graces to an old book filled with hand drawn pictures of all kinds of fantastic creatures. Jared believes the book holds the key to all the freaky goings on (for which he has been blamed).

In The Seeing Stone, the Grace kids are just beginning to get used to Aunt Lucinda's strange old mansion when Simon disappears. At first, Mallory thinks that her younger bother Simon is pulling some kind of prank. But when it becomes obvious that he's been snatched by goblins, Jared and his sister have to rely on the help of a mischevious house boggart, a nasty bridge troll, and a loud mouthed hobgoblin to get him back!

Don't miss more stories in the Spiderwick Chronicles.

©2003 Holly Black; (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Don Atlanta, GA, USA 07-31-04
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    This is one of the best audio books I have ever listened to. Normally I read books but we were on our way to a family summer vacation and so we all listened as my dad drove. The six hour drive was made so much better with this audio book. I can't wait to hear and read the other volumes of this series.

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    Robert 07-21-04
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    We listened to these books on our way back from vacation. The hour long adventures seemed to fly by faster than the miles home. The stories spur on the imagination into a world where all of the fantasy creatures you have ever imagined come to life. This imaginary world overlaps the very real world of the non-traditional family of a Mother and her three children. The Spiderwick Chronicles is a classic tale where any child, or anyone who has been one, dreams of discovering a secret world that flies under the radar of the adults around them. The whole family is looking forward to the next set of books.

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    Winifred Helotes, TX, USA 12-30-04
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    "Great family drama!"

    It's nice to find a story (or two) that the whole family can enjoy in the car. The stories are short and lively. Now the kids want to read the rest of the chronicles!

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    Euryleia Buena Park, CA United States 10-17-07
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    The Chronicles are fun and enjoyable for all ages. I'll admit that in the beginning I had some misgivings about the Narrator but I shouldn't have; he did a great job. I would recommend getting the entire set and listening to the entire story arc back to back because, individually, each volume reads more like a chapter than a complete story.

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    my kids all enjoyed this book. knowing Luke Skywalker was the narrator made it even cooler for them.

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    My son loved the seeing stone audio book ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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    love these books, Mark Hamill does a wonderful job with narration. my daughter loved it.

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    "Great! Wish the books were longer, though! :)"

    After introducing my youngest to the movie this week (they would have been 3 when it was released), I hunted for the audiobook! Good news: found it on Audible! Not so good news...it seemed so short! :( Oh well, off to get Volume 2!

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    "Great car ride home with this recording!"

    The whole car enjoyed the narration of this book on a four hour drive home from the coast.

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