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    • 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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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
    • fun

    • By tina on 22-02-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Witch Week

    • The Chrestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Ursula Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci – now a book with extra bits! SOMEONE IN THIS CLASS IS A WITCH. When the note, written in ordinary ballpoint, turns up in the homework books Mr Crossley is marking, he is very upset. For this is Larwood House, a school for witch-orphans, where witchcraft is utterly forbidden. And yet magic keeps breaking out all over the place - like measles! The last thing they need is a visit from the Divisional Inquisitor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shame it's abridged

    • By Anonymous on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Conrad

    • The Chrestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Conrad is young, good at heart, and yet is apparently suffering from the effects of such bad karma that there is nothing in his future but terrible things. Unless he can alter his circumstances – well, quite frankly, he is DOOMED. Conrad is sent in disguise to Stallery Mansion, to infiltrate the magical fortress that has power over the whole town of Stallchester, and to discover the identity of the person who is affecting his Fate so badly. Then he has to kill that person. But can any plan really be that simple and straightforward?

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Islands of Chaldea

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Ursula Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous - don't miss this!

    • By Stephie on 28-07-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Year of the Griffin

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Broadbent
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    A hilarious fantasy sequel to The Dark Lord of Derkholm, set at the University after the ‘fantasy world' tours have stopped, and centered around six students (one a Griffin) and the bumbling new University Head Wizard. From the ‘Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones. The Year of the Griffin is the sequel to the Dark Lord of Derkholm, set in the same world several years after the abolition of commercial ‘fantasy world' tourism from our world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable, but oddities in the narration

    • By Ms on 04-02-14

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Dark Lord of Derkholm

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Broadbent
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    A humorous fantasy adventure from the Godmother of fantasy, Diana Wynne Jones. Winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in 1999. A humorous fantasy from Diana Wynne Jones. In a world next door to ours, the tourist industry is devastating the population by its desire to experience all the fantasy clichés - Dark Lords, impoverished villages, dragons etc.The Head of the University resolves to shut the tours down; the only problem being the ruthless tour-master - and his all-powerful demons.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Odd accents!

    • By Ms on 07-02-14

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Black Maria

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Ursula Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 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

    On the surface, Aunt Maria seems like a cuddly old lady, all chit-chat and lace doilies and unadulterated NICEness! When Mig and her family go for a short visit, they soon learn that Aunt Maria rules the place with a rod of sweetness that’s tougher than iron and deadlier than poison. Life revolves around tea parties, while the men are all grey-suited zombies who fade into the background, and the other children seem like clones. The short visit becomes a long stay, and when all talk of going home ceases, Mig despairs!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable with a good villain

    • By Simon on 27-10-13

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Drowned Ammet

    • The Dalemark Quartet, Book 2
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book from Diana Wynne Jones

    • By Cait on 08-11-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Charmed Life

    • The Chrestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Tom Baker
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    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
    • Good story

    • By Anonymous User on 04-10-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Cart and Cwidder

    • The Dalemark Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Huw Parmenter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing listen

    • By Mr Mark Ellis on 11-10-17

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Spellcoats

    • The Dalemark Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Ursula Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Caroline J. Curran on 23-09-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Deep Secret

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Chris Webster, Harriet Carmichael
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great interpretation of a favourite DWJ story

    • By Marie O'R on 10-02-14

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Mixed Magics

    • The Chrestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The stories featured in this collection are:Warlock at the WheelStealer of SoulsCarol Oneir’s Hundredth DreamThe Sage of TheareEverybody’s favourite nine-lifed enchanter makes a guest appearance in each tale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories and narration

    • By B. Barrett on 08-02-15

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Archer's Goon

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Fact: A Goon is a being who melts into the foreground and sticks there.… When the Goon turns up demanding "Archer’s 2,000", life turns upside down. As Howard desperately tries to get to the bottom of this peculiar demand, he discovers that the town is run by seven crazy wizards (not all of whom live in the present!) and someone is trying to take over the world! Exciting, bizarre and truly hilarious!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A much loved book

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-04-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Merlin Conspiracy

    • Trick or Treason
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Isn't this recording is Abridged NOT unabridged?

    • By Fes on 10-05-13

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Magicians of Caprona

    • The Chrestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Nickolas Grace
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Glorious new rejacket of a Diana Wynne Jones favourite, featuring Chrestomanci – now a book with extra bits!The Dukedom of Caprona is a place where music is enchantment and spells are as slippery as spaghetti. The magical business is run by two families - the Montanas and the Petrocchis - and they are deadly rivals. So when all the spells start going wrong, they naturally blame each other.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Lives of Christopher Chant

    • The Crestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Wonderful DWJ Book

    • By Kindle Customer on 19-04-14

    Regular price: £6.99

    • 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 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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. .

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Liked the book; what was wrong with the narrator?

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-08-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Earwig and the Witch

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Everyone knows that orphanages are horrible places. But Earwig has a surprising amount of power over everyone else at St Morwald’s Home for Children, and loves it there. So the last thing she wants is to be sent to live with the very strange Bella Yaga….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short story

    • By cassie on 10-10-18

    Regular price: £1.99

    • 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 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Castle in the Air

    • By Olivia on 26-02-18

    Regular price: £6.99

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