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  • Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones

    Howl's Moving Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Candace says: "Better than the movie... and that's saying a lot."
  • Castle in the Air | Diana Wynne Jones

    Castle in the Air

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Christie says: "Howl's Moving Castle trilogy book 2"
  • House of Many Ways | Diana Wynne Jones

    House of Many Ways

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    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.

    Kelly says: "Great Companion Book"
  • A Charmed Life: The Worlds of Chrestomanci, Book 1 | Diana Wynne Jones

    A Charmed Life: The Worlds of Chrestomanci, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Delightful Read!"
  • The Pinhoe Egg | Diana Wynne Jones

    The Pinhoe Egg

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    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.

    John says: "Diana Wynne Jones' Pinhoe Egg"
  • Witch Week: Chronicles of Chrestomanci | Diana Wynne Jones

    Witch Week: Chronicles of Chrestomanci

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    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.

    P.A.S. says: "Not just for children"
  • The Magicians of Caprona | Diana Wynne Jones

    The Magicians of Caprona

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Goldeen says: "An excellent, magical book"
  • Conrad's Fate: The Worlds of Chrestomanci | Diana Wynne Jones

    Conrad's Fate: The Worlds of Chrestomanci

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    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.

    cindy harp-horn says: "loved it"
  • The Lives of Christopher Chant | Diana Wynne Jones

    The Lives of Christopher Chant

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    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.

    G. Rokosz says: "Fascinating!"
  • Enchanted Glass | Diana Wynne Jones

    Enchanted Glass

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Gentle Reader Jill says: "Magic and Ordinary Life"
  • Earwig and the Witch | Diana Wynne Jones

    Earwig and the Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Charlotte Parry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Jess Potts says: "Left me wanting much more ... Poor Diana."
  • The Spellcoats: The Dalemark Quartet, Book 3 | Diana Wynne Jones

    The Spellcoats: The Dalemark Quartet, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Ursula Jones
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    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?

  • Cart and Cwidder: The Dalemark Quartet, Book 1 | Diana Wynne Jones

    Cart and Cwidder: The Dalemark Quartet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Huw Parmenter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • Drowned Ammet: The Dalemark Quartet, Book 2 | Diana Wynne Jones

    Drowned Ammet: The Dalemark Quartet, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Mike Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • The Crown of Dalemark: The Dalemark Quartet, Book 4 | Diana Wynne Jones

    The Crown of Dalemark: The Dalemark Quartet, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Laura Kirman
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    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. .

  • Castle in the Air | Diana Wynne Jones

    Castle in the Air

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By John Sessions
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    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.

  • The Merlin Conspiracy: Trick or Treason | Diana Wynne Jones

    The Merlin Conspiracy: Trick or Treason

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox, David Tennant
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    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.

  • Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones

    Howl's Moving Castle

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By John Sessions
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    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....

    Sameena says: "New favorite book"
  • Deep Secret | Diana Wynne Jones

    Deep Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Chris Webster, Harriet Carmichael
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    A fantasy adventure about saving the universe one world at a time from Diana Wynne Jones. The companion novel to the bestselling The Merlin Conspiracy.Magids look after all worlds, steer them towards magic, and keep history happening. But Rupert Venables’ mentor has just died, and as the junior magid on earth he has to find a replacement while also trying to find the lost heir of a collapsing empire, worlds away.

    Rohan says: "Love it"
  • The Islands of Chaldea | Diana Wynne Jones

    The Islands of Chaldea

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Ursula Jones
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    The brand new and final novel from the magical pen of ‘the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones; co-authored with her sister Ursula Jones. How are you supposed to turn into a Wise Woman if your powers just won't show up? Aileen is convinced she'll never become as magical as her Aunt Beck. Then one day her aunt is set a seemingly impossible mission. She must go to the island of Logra and rescue the kidnapped High Prince from the enemy, and Aileen must go with her.

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