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Howl's Moving Castle Audiobook

Howl's Moving Castle

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Publisher's Summary

A new look for one of Diana Wynne Jones’ funniest and most popular novels.

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.... There she meets Michael, Howl’s apprentice, and Calcifer the Fire Demon, with whom she agrees a pact.

But Sophie isn’t the only one under a curse - her entanglements with Calcifer, Howl, and Michael, and her quest to break her curse is both gripping - and howlingly funny.

©2012 Diana Wynne Jones (P)2012 Harper Collins Publishers Limited

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    rachel guidera 15/08/2016
    rachel guidera 15/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "one of my favourite audio books"

    Great story, great narration. absolutely recommend for children and as an adult enjoy listening along as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Caillan Jenkins 14/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Familiar yet new"

    The reader is committed to giving a great and varied performance. A great little story that's different yet related to the movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ana 29/01/2016
    ana 29/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Ahh so enjoyable!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who doesn't love Howl, he's so vain and selfish, but there's much more to him than he lets show.


    Have you listened to any of John Sessions’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    John Sessions did a great job with this book, he was enjoyable to listen too and did some great voices and accents for each character.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book, I've listened to the audio book several times, read the printed book and watched Hayao Miyazaki's movie. I love the book the best, and while this audio book was enjoyable, I really really wish there was an unabridged version available.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kate 09/08/2015
    Kate 09/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Witty and fun!"

    I loved it but wish it was unabridged! It was still plenty of fun though!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Sophie
    4/05/14
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    "Movie."
    Any additional comments?

    You think you like the movie?
    Well wait to you listen to this bad-boy! You'll fall in love with Howl all over again, and some more too!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Nequë
    28/08/16
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    "Sad that it's abridged ..."

    Howl's Moving Castle is by far one of my favourite books, that's why for me the fact it is abridged was very noticeable. I have read the book about 5 times and know it well, as well as having a few favourite lines. Some of which were missing.

    As for the performance, I think John Sessions was pretty good. I felt he had the right voice as the narrator. As for the characters, I wasn't too sure. It was ok, but when you read the book or of you have watched the Studio Ghibli adaptation, you have certain expectations. Overall, however, I think it was well done.

    As this is my favourite book, I am pretty certain I will be listening to this again. It's nice to listen instead of read when your a bit tired or travelling (as reading when travelling makes me feel ill). The book, I would rate as 5/5 and this adaptation I would rate as 4/5.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • stellalucia
    28/03/16
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    "what a pity this is an abridged version"

    Thisnis one of my favourite books so I was really eager to listen to it...however thsi is an abridged version which leaves Dianne Wynne Jones's masterpiece missing all four limbs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Essex, London
    14/09/15
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    "Excellent"

    I purchased Howl as I love the movie from Studio Ghibli.
    It's very similar for most of the way but with so much more detail. I must say I like the book more.
    I'm looking forward to starting part 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. A. Lawrence
    London, England
    7/07/14
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    "Great children's fiction"
    Where does Howl's Moving Castle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My children love this audiobook, both the story and performance it is one of their favourite bedtime stories


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sophie, who starts off as a mouse of a girl to become a cool heroine


    Have you listened to any of John Sessions’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lie Back & Listen
    London, United Kingdom
    12/07/13
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    "Fantastical Fantasy World"

    I have been trying to obtain a audio copy of this book for a couple of years so was very happy to find it on Audible.

    Diana Wynne Jones never ceases to please amaze entrance with her story weaving of magicians‘, mystery & magical mayhem.

    The only disappointment for us was that this is an abridged version of Howl's Moving Castle so it was over far too quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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