Children of the Red King

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094 ratings

Midnight for Charlie Bone Publisher's Summary

Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking. But his horrible aunts are delighted: it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.
©2002 Jenny Nimmo (P)2003 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • Midnight for Charlie Bone

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking. But his horrible aunts are delighted: it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adults Take on Charlie Bone

    • By Nicole on 12-07-05

    Regular price: $22.60

  • Book 2

    • Charlie Bone and the Time Twister

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Charlie hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By James on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $21.27

  • Book 3

    • Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student, Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have a strange power over them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Children of the Red King #3

    • By Benjamin on 06-16-05

    Regular price: $19.93

  • Book 4

    • Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors

    • Children of the Red King, Book 4
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Back in Bloor's Academy, Charlie's power takes on a new dimension. He meets a new gallery of characters, including Mr. Pilgrim's replacement, Tantalus Ebony, and the mysterious new student Joshua Tilpin, who appears to be magnetic. But not all is well. Billy has been adopted by the O'Gres, a child-hating couple, who carry with them a gray bag of oaths wherever they go, seducing Billy to sign an oath of obedience, before locking him up behind a force field in an odd place called The Passing House.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charlie's saga continues

    • By Susan B. on 04-14-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors

    • Children of the Red King, Book 5
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Charlie and his friends are back in danger, and the balance of power between the Children of the Red King has never been more dangerous. In a dark laboratory deep within Bloor’s Academy, Manfred and Ezekiel are brewing up a very nasty kind of trouble for Charlie Bone...The fifth fantastic story in the Charlie Bone series, from acclaimed author Jenny Nimmo.

    Regular price: $17.76

  • Book 5

    • Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    When Charlie turns 12 on New Year's Eve, the Flame Cats give him a grave warning: something ancient has awoken, and Charlie must be watchful. Soon Charlie learns that the shadow from the Red King's portrait has been released, and that it will do anything to keep Charlie from finding his father. Meanwhile, pets are mysteriously vanishing from the city, and Olivia is in danger of revealing her newfound powers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Love the series but not this one!

    • By CL on 05-30-07

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Charlie Bone wakes one snowy morning to find every creature in the city has vanished. What strange forces have been unleashed - and does the portrait of the Red King have something to do with it?The sixth thrilling story in the Charlie Bone series, from acclaimed author Jenny Nimmo.

    Regular price: $19.10

  • Book 6

    • Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Joe Coen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Charlie Bone has finally found his father, but he’s disappeared again - on a second honeymoon with Charlie’s mother. But there’s no time to miss them, for there’s a strange salty mist in the air, and chilling howls in the night. And someone has been searching Charlie’s house. What are they looking for? And could Dagbert, the new boy with pale lips and cold aquamarine eyes, have something to do with it?

    Regular price: $23.23

    • Charlie Bone and the Beast

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Something strange is happening at Bloor's Academy. Asa, one of the endowed students who changes into a beast at dusk, has suddenly gone missing, and a new endowed student named Dagbert Endless has enrolled. When Dagbert is seen hanging around with Manfred Bloor, Charlie is sure the pair is up to something wicked. With the help of the Flames, can Charlie and his friends rescue Asa before it's too late?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen to

    • By Nin on 06-22-08

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 7

    • Charlie Bone and the Shadow

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    The enchanter Count Harken is back to take his revenge on the Red King's heirs, starting with Charlie Bone's family! Can Charlie get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie's ancestors, and get out before it's too late, or will Count Harken finally succeed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A new adventure for Charlie Bone

    • By Jamie on 11-17-08

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 8

    • Charlie Bone and the Red Knight

    • Children of the Red King, Book 8
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Charlie and his friends take on the most powerful and dangerous magic in Book Eight of this extraordinary series. As wicked forces come to a head at Bloor's Academy, Charlie and his friends must use all their magic and all their might to fight the evil and save Charlie's parents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great end to an excellent series

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $22.04