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  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

  • By: John Bellairs
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (3,984 ratings)

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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

By: John Bellairs
Narrated by: George Guidall
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Publisher's summary

A haunting gothic tale by master mystery writer John Bellairs - soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black!

When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan, comes to stay with his Uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both witches! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watching magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls - a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!

©1973 John Bellairs (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic reviews

"The House with a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time." (The New York Times Book Review)