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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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    Jeff in PT 10-24-15
    Jeff in PT 10-24-15

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    "Wow. if you are sad or depressed"

    Here's the perfect medicine. Otherwise it's perfect as a short vacation to the real world of Diana Wynne Jones.

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    Bryn Moser Glasgow, Kelvindale Scotland 10-07-15
    Bryn Moser Glasgow, Kelvindale Scotland 10-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My favorite fantasy book of all time!"

    I grew up reading this book over and over and though I was a bit apprehensive about the narrator, she grew on me and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing my favorite book read aloud to me.

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    Cindy Rice 10-03-15
    Cindy Rice 10-03-15
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    "Fantasticly magical"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Howl's Moving Castle to be better than the print version?

    Oh I greatly enjoyed being able to listen to Howl's Moving Castle. I am dyslexic and find it hard to finish books or keep up a good pace. I'm terribly slow with reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the plot, story, characters OMG What didn't I like about this book. I've seen the movie and hearing the book there was so much left out however it was amazing almost like watching an extended movie listening to everything happening.


    What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

    I loved the voices she did. Cal was done very well, the way you would expect a fire demon to be.


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

    The book is a film.... all you need to say is GHIBLI


    Any additional comments?

    For the first time I have seen a movie before reading the book and enjoyed the book so much more than the movie! I feel like the movie could have been made into a tv series so much was left out but with good reason, there was to much to cover!

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    S. J. Newenhisen 09-11-15
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    "Awesome!!!!"
    Would you listen to Howl's Moving Castle again? Why?

    Yes, and enjoy it even more!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Howl's Moving Castle?

    I don't want to give spoilers, so I will say that the character development captivated my family over many nights, filled our house with laughter and left us longing for the next time for listening.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sofie's banter with Howl is priceless.


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

    No, over many nights :-)


    Any additional comments?

    The reader brought the characters to life. Her style and accent added to a fabulous story. This should be a part of the classics in fantasy literature.

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    Nunya Bidness 08-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I got this to share with my children during a road trip. Even though they were sleeping most of the time, I listened on enjoying every minute!

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    Jenny 08-04-15
    Jenny 08-04-15
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    IM SO AMAZED THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!! REALLY WANT NEXT IN SERIES LIKE I SAID BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!

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    Ariana Worl 07-09-15
    Ariana Worl 07-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    Such a fun story! I love the adventure, plus just a little bit of romance.

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    Jennifer Parkville, MD, United States 07-05-15
    Jennifer Parkville, MD, United States 07-05-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Great listen"

    I want to watch the movie, but when I found out it was a book first, I of course had to do it in the right order. The narrator of the story does great voices for each character. I enjoyed the story a lot. It is definitely worth your credit!

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    Ann Kotantoulas 06-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "lots of different events, very fun and light"

    Good fun story to listen to, like the perfect bedtime story. wish studio ghibli would've followed the whole story line :P

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    pinkcoffeecake 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Creative"

    It's true, somehow the book was even better than the movie (which is fantastic). I completely adored every moment of it! Credit well spent

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