Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones audiobook

Charmed Life

By Diana Wynne Jones
Read by Gerard Doyle

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The Chronicles of Chrestomanci Series: Book 1

7.18 Hours Unabridged
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At first, orphan Cat Chant isn't jealous of his magically gifted sister Gwendolen. After all, she is the only family he has left. But, then the mysterious sorcerer Chrestomanci adopts them and changes their lives forever. In this book, which won the Guardian Award for Children's books, author Diana Wynne Jones' characters come fully alive as narrator Gerard Doyle takes listeners into a wondrous world.

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A BookRiot Pick of Best Series on Audio

At first, orphan Cat Chant isn't jealous of his magically gifted sister Gwendolen. After all, she is the only family he has left. But, then the mysterious sorcerer Chrestomanci adopts them and changes their lives forever. In this book, which won the Guardian Award for Children's books, author Diana Wynne Jones' characters come fully alive as narrator Gerard Doyle takes listeners into a wondrous world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Diana Wynne Jones is the children’s author I wish I had listened to as a kid. Starting with A Charmed Life, we enter a universe with multiple worlds, all watched over by the Chrestomanci, a person with multiple lives. This first story focuses on Cat, a young boy who goes to live at Chrestomanci Castle with his sister Gwendolyn. But while the adults don’t seem to notice or care what they get up to, Gwendolyn starts coming up with her own schemes that may involve Cat in sinister ways. Gerard Doyle narrates all six books in the series, giving each story that picturesque British feel and making these novels the perfect escapist reads.” Book Riot
“Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humor, plenty of magic, and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones’s most outrageous plots to her readers’ hopes and fears.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Diana Wynne Jones

Author Bio: Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) was an internationally bestselling British fantasy author. She was best known for her children’s books but also wrote anthologies, short stories, and nonfiction works for both children and adults. She has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Guardian Award for Children’s Books, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. She has also been a runner-up for the British Carnegie Medal twice. A number of her novels have been adapted into movies, both for the big screen and for television. Her book Howl’s Moving Castle was made into a Japanese animated movie by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Among her most well-known works are the Chrestomanci series, the Derkholm series, and The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, which won the Hugo Award for Nonfiction.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English