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The first thrilling book in the most exciting children's fantasy series since Harry Potter.
They were taken from their beds one frozen night, when the world was covered in snow. The silhouette of a tall, thin man has haunted Kate ever since. Ten years on, Kate, Michael, and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded to a blur. Arriving at Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something different about this place – and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark, crooked house before.
As they explore, they discover an old, empty leather book. The moment they touch it, an ancient magical prophecy is set irrevocably in motion, and the children are thrown into a dangerous alternate reality of dark enchantments and terrifying monsters. Only they can prevent the terrible event that will ruin Cambridge Falls - and stop the world from falling into complete devastation.
©2011 John Stephens (P)2011 Random House Audio Go
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By michael on 10-21-11


did enjoy the book can't wait for the next book however after the first 30min it started dragging a bit and the the last 30min was action packed again.its a really good listen don't need to concentrate to follow the story.

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By Joanne on 02-14-14

Very enjoyable

This is a nice easy listen, good story line and I enjoyed it a great deal.... However UK CITIZENS this is the only volume available in the uk on any on line audiobooks site.. So be aware you will have to read the next volumes.

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By Anonymous User on 05-20-17

Great narration

This is the first of three great books. All brilliantly narrated by Jim Dale. The tone reminds me of Harry Potter / narnia/ lord of the rings. I am a 53 year old lover of this genre.

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