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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018 Younger Fiction Category 

Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor. 

Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her 11th birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. 

It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart - an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. 

To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests - or she'll have to leave the city and confront her deadly fate once and for all. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes listeners into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive. 

©2017 Jessica Townsend (P)2017 Hachette Children's Group

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I want more!

Wonderful story, Wonderful performance!
Absolutely love this book!

Morrigans journey is one of the more exciting and unpredicting stories I've heard. Cant wait for book two to be available in my region!

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Good but could be excellent

First and far most when reading understand that i really like the book but at the same time i feel it was some what lacking some epic sides.

Reader is splendid! Brilliant job! I just love how she does Captain North and i agree with other readers that if some were to make a film out of it. North should be played by Mr.Depp

I kind of hate how the beging of the book feels like alice in the wonder land and i feel that most of the epic scenes could have been pushed to be longer and more detailed so that reader would get to enjoy them more. Now they just flash trough. This is why no 5 stars overall.

Nevertheless i highly recommend this book for each and every who enjoy a book of fantasy.

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  • 02-06-18

Amazing

I could not stop, it was one addicting rollercoaster ride that I could go on over and over again. The characters, the plot and the writing was so captivating and exciting, drawing you into your imagination. The struggles, frustrations and challenges that you and the characters go through are both fascinating and infuriating to listen to. Gemma Whelan was a fantastic narrator who really captured the story and essence of the characters, even if she was dull at times. My favourite moments were the trials that thrilled and chilled you to the bone as you lived every second of the experience. If you get this you will not regret it because everyone will love it forever. I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Sheila
  • 10-22-17

Superb

I loved this book and I the narration was superb. The story has depth, characterisation and is utterly delightful. Lots of reviews are comparing it to Harry Potter but I disagree. The tone, world and nuance is utterly unlike the Potter books. It is a wonderful book and I am already waiting for book 2.

Gemma Whelan just brought this to an extra level. It is so important for an audio book to work as an audio book and so many narrators just read rather than immerse themselves.

I highly recommend the Book and the Narration.

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  • A. Cruise
  • 07-27-18

An excellent story

Really enjoyed this exciting story. The author created a story of great warmth and fun. Lots to think about and couldn't wait to hear the next chapter. Very imaginative world with great characters.
Read really well with voices for each character which enhanced their personality.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-24-18

Outstanding reading by Gemma Whelan

A good children's story, read (acted) brilliantly by Gemma Whelan. The first time our family has sat together for a long time.

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  • micah
  • 10-08-18

Fantastic story!

Age 40 and age 9, we both loved it! Harry Potter like. but for younger ears.

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  • Miss Daisy
  • 10-07-18

Delightful reading of a brilliant story

This is a wonderful story-right up there with Box of Delights and Harry Potter. The reader is superb-perfect pace, accents and delivery. I bought this for my grandchildren but I couldn’t let it go before I’d heard it all through.

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  • RT
  • 08-15-18

fantastic

the best children's book we've read this year so far, and we read a lot of books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-18

fabulous Book

I absolutely loved it , I really hope this becomes a movie ! fantastic story !

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  • Duncan L.
  • 08-05-18

Absolutely Fantastic

The book was fantastic from start to finish. It keeps you gripped with all the twists and turns really brilliant.

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  • Karen
  • 07-31-18

Well.....

MAKE A SECOND BOOK WE NEED A SECOND BOOK PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE