The Hollow Kingdom

THe Hollow Kingdom, Book 1
Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
Series: The Hollow Kingdom, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In 19th-century England, Kate and her sister Emily return to the family estate after their father dies. There, under the guardianship of a distant uncle, they live in a small lodge with two great-aunts. One evening while out late and unable to find their way home, they encounter a nest of goblins. Clare Dunkle unites the human realm and the underworld of the goblin in a fascinating and exciting tale.

©2003 Clare B. Dunkle (P)2003 Recorded Books

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GREAT Fantasy Trilogy

What made the experience of listening to The Hollow Kingdom the most enjoyable?

The Hollow Kingdom is the first in a trilogy that has become my absolute favorite fantasy series. The characters are appealing and the plot is riveting.

What did you like best about this story?

The evolution of Marak and Kate's relationship is one of the best parts of the book.

Which character – as performed by Jenny Sterlin – was your favorite?

Marak is the goblin king. While ostensibly ugly, Marak appeals to the audience through his sense of humor and love for his people.

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

Magic in the Mist

Any additional comments?

This book keeps you riveted from beginning to end. Be sure to read the rest of the series; it only gets more interesting! Jenny Sterlin does a fantastic job of narrating this book. I sincerely hope that she will narrate the rest of the series!

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Unique and intriguing story!

Love this tale! So full of uniqueness and wonderful character arcs. I read if first then had to show my husband the audio so we could listen together.

Narration is not what I would have chosen as I felt the inflections were not what I imagined of some of the characters. But it was still worth listening to.


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Wonderful Story

I love Kate’s adventure through this quirky fantasy. The humor and wit of the prose is delightful. While I am a huge fan of Jenny Sterling (I can highly recommend her reading of Howl’s Moving Castle). I do not think she was the best performer for this book. This is a youthful story and I fell her performance lost the energy of the tale.

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I love! this book.

I've listened to this book many many times. you would think as an adult these stories wouldn't interest but it is a wonderful story.

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Wow!

I absolutely loved this book! The elements were balanced so beautifully between mystery and foreshadowing that I felt myself placed within its very pages! The narrator was brilliant with her inflections!
Thank you for having this book! I hope the next ones come too!

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An awesome journey through a beautiful world

The characters are wonderful! The world is beautiful! One of my favorite things about reading is connecting with the characters, becoming friends, and journeying with them! Crying with them, laughing with the, and rooting them on, you can do all of that with this series, and this book starts it off!

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Wrong book

I was trying to download Hollow Kingdom and got this instead. Started to listen but it was not interesting.

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very enjoyable.

it's a very well done novel - I look forward to hunting down the sequels! Kate was an excellent character and her evolving relationships with the people around her were spot on. It reminded me of the Perilous Gard.

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Great book and excellent performance!

Can't wait to read the sequel! This is a good clean book with a very interesting premise.

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This is one of my favorite books, audio ruins it.

This has been one of my favorite books for years! I literally had to stop listening to the audio book because it was destroying the version of it I had in my head! I know that sounds like just my opinion, but the woman reading it sounds so old, and turned it from a fun loving book about a strong teenage girl, into a stiff story about harsh characters. I hated every choice the woman reading it made.

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