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    • Howl's Moving Castle

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,703
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,190

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining

    • By Christopher on 07-02-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Castle in the Air

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690

    In this sparkling tale, young merchant Abdullah purchases a magic carpet - and soon finds that the enchanted rug is none too agreeable. But despite the carpet's cranky demeanor, Abdullah must rely on its help to rescue a princess from a wicked djinn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Eddie thinks about this book (Eddie is 11)

    • By Ann on 07-24-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • House of Many Ways

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723

    A girl named Charmain must inhabit her ailing great-uncle's time-traveling home full of magical belongings. As Charmain begins a journey of amazing discoveries, she comes to the attention of the powerful sorceress Sophie and an elusive wizard named Howl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Companion Book

    • By Kelly on 03-17-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Charmed Life

    • The Worlds of Chrestomanci, Book 1
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    Cat doesn't mind living in the shadow of his sister, Gwendolen, the most promising young witch ever seen on Coven Street. But trouble starts brewing the moment the two orphans are summoned to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Frustrated that the witches of the castle refuse to acknowledge her talents, Gwendolen conjures up a scheme that could throw whole worlds out of whack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delightful Read!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-27-05

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Magicians of Caprona

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    From the Chrestomanci series comes book number three, The Magicians of Caprona. For years, the Montana family has feuded with the Petrocchi family. But Tonino Montana must seek help from the Petrocchis, and a special cat, to save the city of Caprona and prove he deserves to live among the spell-makers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent, magical book

    • By Goldeen on 04-05-12

    Regular price: $37.95

    • The Pinhoe Egg

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    The Pinhoes don't want the Chrestomanci to find out that they've been misusing their magic, but when Cat finds a mysterious old egg at Gammer's place, the Chrestomanci is sure to notice. Author Diana Wynne Jones has won the prestigious Guardian and Mythopoeic Awards. The Pinhoe Egg, the fifth book in her popular Chrestomanci series, brings back Cat Chant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Diana Wynne Jones' Pinhoe Egg

    • By John on 05-31-10

    Regular price: $32.95

    • The Merlin Conspiracy

    • Trick or Treason
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The story is narrated by two very different teenagers, who each inhabit two extraordinarily different worlds. Arianrhod Hyde's world (or Roddy, as she prefers to be called) is very much the world of magic, pageantry and ritual. Not unlike Britain in King Arthur's Day, Roddy is daughter of two Court Wizards and therefore part of the King's Progress, travelling round the Islands of Blest and ready to take part in whatever ritual or ceremony is required, as it occurs.

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Witch Week

    • Chronicles of Chrestomanci
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    The students in class 6B become nervous when their teacher receives an anonymous note claiming someone in the room is a witch. For in this society, witches are outlawed, whether they are good or bad. In fact, witches are burned at the stake, because that's the law.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for children

    • By P.A.S. on 10-26-05

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Enchanted Glass

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    The mysterious Stalkers show up at almost the same instant 12-year-old Aiden Cain’s grandmother dies. Following his grandmother’s instructions, Aiden decides to seek out a powerful sorcerer at Melstone House. Yet when he arrives, he discovers the man died a year earlier. Melstone House now belongs to the sorcerer’s adult grandson Andrew, who agrees to help Aiden with the Stalker problem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic and Ordinary Life

    • By Gentle Reader Jill on 01-24-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Conrad's Fate

    • The Worlds of Chrestomanci
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Conrad's Fate is part of the clever and humorous Chrestomanci series. Twelve-year-old Conrad Tesdinic is in disguise as a servant-in-training at Stallery Mansion in the town of Stallchester. He wants to figure out what evil he caused in a past life. He and his friend Christopher Chant are trying to repair Conrad's very bad karma and to discover what mysterious entity is haunting the town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By cindy harp-horn on 05-15-08

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Lives of Christopher Chant

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    Christopher Chant has no real power. He can't perform spells or do anything magical. However, he does possess something that most humans do not. Christopher has nine lives. Gerard Doyle's spellbinding narration is sure to capture every listener's attention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By G. Rokosz on 10-07-06

    Regular price: $26.95

    • Earwig and the Witch

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Parry
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    In Earwig and the Witch, listeners meet Earwig, who is not your typical orphan by any stretch. Unlike most, she loves it at St. Morwald’s Home for Children, where she knows everyone and usually gets her way. So when Earwig gets adopted by a strange woman named Bella Yaga, she wants no part of it - especially after she finds out Bella is an evil witch. Now Earwig will have to use all of her considerable wit and charm (and the help of a talking cat) to get out of this mess and back home safely.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Left me wanting much more ... Poor Diana.

    • By Jess Potts on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Lives of Christopher Chant

    • The Crestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Discovering that he has nine lives and is destined to be the next ‘Chrestomanci’ is not part of Christopher’s plans for the future: he’d much rather play cricket and wander around his secret dream worlds. But he soon finds that destiny is difficult to avoid, and that having more than the usual number of lives is pretty inconvenient - especially when you lose them as easily as he does!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Would be fantastic if it weren't for the music

    • By Eleanor on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Castle in the Air

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Far to the south in the Land of Ingary, lives a young carpet merchant called Abdullah. In his dreams, he is the long-lost son of a great prince. This dream is a complete castle in the air…or is it? Abdullah’s day-dreams suddenly start to come true when he meets the exquisite Flower-in-the-Night, daughter of the ferocious Sultan of Zanzib. Fate has destined them for each other, but a bad-tempered genie, a hideous djinn, and various villanous bandits have their own ideas. When Flower-in-the-Night is carried off, Abdullah is determined to rescue her - if he can find her.

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Charmed Life

    • The Chrestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Tom Baker
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Everybody says that Gwendolyn Chant is a gifted witch with astonishing powers, so it suits her enormously when she is taken to live in Chrestomanci Castle. Her brother Eric (better known as Cat) is not so keen, for he has no talent for magic at all.However, life with the great enchanter is not what either of them expects and sparks begin to fly!Winner of the Guardian Award.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Deserves 6 stars for performance. No, 10.

    • By M on 11-22-13

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Howl's Moving Castle

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell. Deciding she has nothing more to lose, she makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above Market Chipping. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the souls of young girls....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • abridged

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Cart and Cwidder

    • The Dalemark Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Huw Parmenter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The first audiobook in the spellbinding, epic adventure series from 'the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones. For centuries Dalemark has been a land divided by the warring earldoms of the North and South. Now, with the help of the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young people must join forces to reunify their beloved home. When 12-year-old Moril's father is murdered by soldiers, Moril inherits his ancient cwidder - a musical instrument with a mysterious past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • intuitive fantasy!

    • By Client d'Amazon on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $9.05

    • The Crown of Dalemark

    • The Dalemark Quartet, Book 4
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Since his arrival in the North of Dalemark Mitt has become disillusioned. The North seems no more free than the Holand he fled, a fugitive accused of attempted murder. And now he is trapped by the order to kill someone he doesn't know or else risk the lives of his friends. Forced once more to flee, Mitt is joined by Moril, the quietly powerful musician, and Maewen - out of her time, but mysteriously fated to play a part in their quest. .

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Drowned Ammet

    • The Dalemark Quartet, Book 2
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The second book in the spellbinding, epic adventure series from 'the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones. For centuries Dalemark has been a land divided by the warring earldoms of the North and South. Now, with the help of the Undying, the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young people must join forces to reunify their beloved land. After his father mysteriously goes missing, Mitt joins a group of freedom fighters plotting to overthrow the tyrannical ruler of Holand.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • The Spellcoats

    • The Dalemark Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Ursula Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Tanaqui and her family have always known they were somehow different from the other villagers. But when the great floods come and they are driven from their home, they begin to realise the part they must play in the destiny of the land. As Tanaqui weaves the story of their frightening journey to the sea and the terrifying, powerful evil of the mage Kankredin, she realises the desperate need to understand the meaning of it all. Can she fit the pieces of the puzzle together in time to halt Kankredin's destruction?

    Regular price: $12.78

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