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The Castle in the Attic

Narrated by: Elizabeth Winthrop
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

William has just received the best present of his life - an old, real-looking stone and wooden model of a castle, with a drawbridge, a moat, and a finger-high knight to guard the gates. It’s the mysterious castle his housekeeper has told him about, and even though William is sad she’s leaving, now the castle is his!

William can’t wait to play with the castle - he’s certain there’s something magical about it. And sure enough, when he picks up the tiny silver knight, it comes alive in his hand! Sir Simon tells William a mighty story of wild sorcery, wizards, and magic. And suddenly William is off on a fantastic quest to another land and another time - where a fiery dragon and an evil wizard are waiting to do battle....

©2010 Listening Library (P)1985 Elizabeth Winthrop

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"An absorbing fantasy...suspense and colorful details, as well as a gentle moral precept, make the story special." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Sunnie M. Jojola
  • 06-08-20

Excellent!!!!

A book all families should listen to together. Amazing cast who brought the story to life. Excellent listen!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-20

Review: The Castle in the Attic

I really like the emotions put into the casting. The story is very imaginative. Overall, I recommend this to children who loves knights and adventures!

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  • Rachel
  • 22-02-20

Fabulous book but acting was mediocre

So this has been one of my favorite books since I was seven years old. I wanted to love everything about the audiobook, but some of the voice actors left a lot to be desired. Mrs. Phillips spoke very quickly and sounded rude, and was not played by a British actress as it should have been. Search Simon sounded like an old man. Maybe he was supposed to be but that’s not how I imagined his voice at all. I know that the author narrated the book but she sounded so robotic that for a while I thought it was a computerized voice. The kid who played William did a good job. All in all though, I’m happy with the purchase because the story is so good.

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  • mandyjoy78
  • 17-04-19

An old favorite

I read as a teenager, my children have read and enjoyed the audio. Movie next?

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  • Megan A.
  • 26-10-18

love

I read this in 5th grade and it was just as great today as it was then

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  • Katie Owen
  • 10-09-18

Hard to listen to

Good story. But you wouldn’t know it because the extremely poor editing is so distracting. It’s like someone used auto delete all the white space. My least favorite audiobook ever. Dad that all that acting was wasted by such amateurish editing and production.

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  • Joshua George
  • 06-08-18

A must read for any child

Me and my six year old daughter read this book for school and we loved it. She was able to grasp the story line and understand what was going on. It kept her interest and mine even though it was intended for children. It had just the right amount of action to funny parts and taught us some valuable life lessons. Definitely one I am glad we bought so that we can read it again in the future.

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  • Ari
  • 09-03-17

Fun kids story.

I loved this book as s kid so decided to give it a shot as an adult. I can now see many problems with it but that doesn't matter as a kid. I think it takes he main character through a rewarding adventure that gives a good life lesion at the end.
It is also fun to picture. Recommended.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-05-16

Fun and Exciting

My husband read this as a kid and wanted to share it with our daughter. It took some time to get rolling and capture her attention but it was great for bedtime.