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Howl's Moving Castle Audiobook

Howl's Moving Castle

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Publisher's Summary

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle is by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones amd was transformed into an Academy Award nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone.

©1986 Diana Wynne Jones; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A wonderful blend of humor, magic, and romance." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Normandie.Lu 01-31-17 Member Since 2013
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    "The perfect story"

    This is an absolutely wonderful story, it's such an incredibly magical world that is just so delightful to enter with strong dynamic and completely unique characters.

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    Toni H 01-24-17
    Toni H 01-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "How Awesome is this!"
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    So much imagination. This is unlike anything I've read. I'm impressed. It totally kept my attention, and I'm an adult. Reading this as a kid must be out of this world amazing. It's great for anyone who can read, adults and kids of all ages. There's lots of magic and a great cast.

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    Mariah Green 01-18-17
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    "amazing in its own away"

    I love the Studio Ghibli adaptation to bits but, like any movie adaptation, I had to see if the book was any good. The characters are quite different but it's funny and heartwarming all the same.

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    katherine 01-13-17
    katherine 01-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "love it so much ive listened to it several times"

    i looooooove this book and jenny sterlin does a bang up job. i recommend to anyone who likes comic, light hearted fantasy.

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    Margaret EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 01-11-17
    Margaret EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 01-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    "brilliant!!"

    I was transported to Howls castle and charmed by all of the characters with every word. Truly one of the best stories I've heard in a long long time.

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    Dc1313 01-03-17
    Dc1313 01-03-17 Member Since 2013
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    "LOVED IT!!!"

    I had to listen to this a couple time to catch all the intricate details. My wife got me the book after she saw I love the movie that studio Ghibli made based on this story. Needless to say, there are a lot of differences. but I would qualify this among my favorites as far as fantasy adventure is concerned. I hope you enjoy this title as much as I did. I will be coming back to have adventures with Howl, Sophie, and Michael very soon.

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    DLWaters 12-30-16
    DLWaters 12-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story. Even better than I expected"

    super story, even better than the movie which is also excellent. look forward to next book.

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    Amazon Customer 12-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I live this story! It gets better after every read"

    I highly recommend this book to everyone I know. It is funny and wonderfully entertaining!

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    Elizabeth 12-20-16
    Elizabeth 12-20-16
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    "Love. Just love."

    This book is fantastic. The narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters to life. I literally laughed out loud at parts and was happy to root the characters on during all their "misadventures". Definitely worth my time and I'm sure I will listen to this over and over again.

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    Olivia 12-13-16
    Olivia 12-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "If you liked the movie you'll love the book"

    I loved it! The story is different enough from the movie it's still "new" and though the movie was beautiful, the book is much richer. The narrator's voice was magnificent and definitely added to it.

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