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Castle in the Air

Narrated by: John Sessions
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

A magical Arabian Nights tale from the captivating creator of fantasy Diana Wynne Jones. The dazzling sequel to Howls Moving Castle, now a major animated film.

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.

©2012 Diana Wynne Jones (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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DWJ has better but the performance is lovely

I'm a massive fan of DWJ but... It's not as good as the previous in the series and this series overall is for younger readers rather than her more sophisticated stuff.
However, the performance is really delightful and felt like a kindly grandad reading me a bedtime story. Which was fun and relaxing to listen to as I went through my chores.

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Castle in the Air

It is one of the best books ever. A real thriller in fiction and fantasy.