The Boggart

Narrated by: David Rintoul
Series: The Boggart, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Centuries old and thousands of miles from home...

When Emily and Jess Volnik's family inherits a remote, crumbling Scottish castle, they also inherit the Boggart - an invisible, mischievous spirit who's been playing tricks on residents of Castle Keep for generations. Then the Boggart is trapped in a rolltop desk and inadvertently shipped to the Volniks' home in Toronto, where nothing will ever be the same - for the Volniks or the Boggart.

In a world that doesn't believe in magic, the Boggart's pranks wreak havoc. And even the newfound joys of peanut butter and pizza and fudge sauce eventually wear thin for the Boggart. He wants to go home - but his only hope lies in a risky and daring blend of modern technology and ancient magic.

©2001 Susan Cooper (P)2013 Listening Library

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Under appreciated masterpiece

Belonging to that special category of magical stories so often associated with Gaiman and Rowling the boggart is one of my all time favorites. The audio production is the same as I remember it from the library copy I so often checked out as a boy with the narrators delightful Scottish accent and diction. Short and sweet this is a story not to be missed.

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Delightful!

Listened to the whole tale in one go. Have read the book quite a few times, but the audio version greatly enhanced the 'realness' of the story. And the narration was excellent - reminded me of Scots voices I heard when we visited there in 2001. Thoroughly enjoyed this book; thanks, Audible!

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Magical

I read this book in the fourth or fifth grade and adored it. This was THE book that got me to love reading! I’m now a mommy of two crazy little boys, so I wanted to share this book with them. It’s just as magical as I remembered. The narrator is absolutely perfect! Loved every second of this!!!

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Excellent. A Classic Work of Children Literature

Highly recommended. Great story. One you will get comfortably lost in and not want to return from.

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Love the Boggart

From first read, a favorite. Computer issues dated but wonderful story. Love it and never tire of his journey home.