The Dalemark Quartet

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

Cart and Cwidder Summary

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. As Moril and his siblings embark on a dangerous journey to escape the evil forces around them, he gradually learns how to channel the cwidder's strange and powerful magic. But is it enough to protect those he loves from the looming threat of war?

©1975 Diana Wynne Jones (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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