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Escape to Witch Mountain

Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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Publisher's Summary

With renewed interest in Alexander Key's extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into Escape to Witch Mountain as it was meant to be listened to. The powerful, thrilling story of Tony and Tia - twins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pasts - is more gripping and relevant than ever.
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  • Susan
  • 27-12-2013

Better than Disney

I grew up watching Disney movies, so I was familiar with this story, but the book is, as is often the case, so much better. The story is similar, but much more believable, and although I knew the ending, I couldn't stop listening! I enjoyed the narrator - I thought the voices he did were good, I loved the different accents that were done. The book showed the prejudices of the time / era, and I liked that - Disney took all of that away. I recommend this book.

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  • Stephanie
  • 23-08-2012

Just like I remembered it!

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I saw the movie when I was a kid and fell in love with everything Witch Mountain. And come to my surprise some 25+ years later that the movie was originally a book. So of course I bought the book and enjoyed every minute of it. The narrator sucked me in and 4 hours later the only disappointment a had was that the book wasn't long enough. I would highly recommend this book!

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  • Renee
  • 10-12-2014

On the edge of your seat excitement

We listened to this on a long car journey with my 9 year old son and he didn't want to get out of the car at any point and risk missing part of the story! He loves adventure stories and this falls firmly into that category. A great listen for kids and one parents will enjoy too.

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  • Ree
  • 25-09-2018

Excellent, bewitching story, animated narration

This incredible story swept me away as a kid and continues to captivate me as an adult. Key’s beautiful, heartfelt writing contains wonderful, memorable characters, as well as all the tension and suspense and mystery you could ask for. It’s a quest for identity in a broken world, where people all too often bully and ostracize those who don’t look and act like every one else. But as he handles masterfully in all his stories, Key shows both the worst and the shining best of humanity—what too many are but also what we all could become. His stories dazzle me even now. The performer who does the reading is very animated and a master of accents and various voices which often had me laughing, although they were so over the top I found them a little distracting. And, as is often the case with cross-gender reading, I found his performance of Tia’s voice really annoying. Fortunately she doesn’t talk much. Overall very well done. I hope in the future more of Alexander Key’s marvelous stories will be brought to Audible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-2020

Amazing best story EVER

I love this story it is my favorite story in the hole world and I listened to it 3 times!! Please make more like this one👍

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  • Retired Storekeeper
  • 08-05-2020

The movie was pretty close to the book

I saw the original film in the theater many years ago. Some of the book's details were familiar to me. I really enjoyed the narrator. Although I usually don't like male narrators doing female voices, he was okay. I liked how his voice inflections sounded as if he were reading to children.

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  • Amy
  • 09-06-2015

classic preteen sci-fi

My little girl loved the story! My favorite as a little 80's kid too! n

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  • Moira L. Mefein
  • 22-03-2015

Better than Disney, by far

Loved this story since the first time I read it. The voice work on this version is excellent, and the story holds up well, despite its age.

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  • Sukhita
  • 02-03-2015

A timeless classic.

Having loved the film as a kid I was excited to read the book. It has met all my expectations and more. A great read for those who remember the films and people new to the story of Tia and Tony.

Unlike many sifi books this book does not show its age or require you to forget the date like space 1999 to 2001 a space odicy. There are few date specific references that would date this tale so Tia and Tony's story will always have been just last year...

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  • Twin bridges
  • 15-06-2014

Don't Expect this to be like the Movie

What disappointed you about Escape to Witch Mountain?

This is surely an unfair review, but I downloaded this book expecting it to be like the movie I had seen as a kid (1975 version) and the more recent remake (2005). I did not realize how far those movies diverged from the original story written by Alexander Key.

If you are a listener who has read and liked the original written book this will likely be a satisfying (though fairly short) listen. The narration is well done. If you are expecting the movie I'd recommend passing on this one (or go read the book first to decide).

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