The students in class 6B become nervous when their teacher receives an anonymous note claiming someone in the room is a witch. For in this society, witches are outlawed, whether they are good or bad. In fact, witches are burned at the stake, because that's the law. Since nobody really wants to be burned at the stake, each student is desperate to prove somebody else is the guilty party. As the accusations fly, only the great enchanter Chrestomanci can root out the truth. With an irresistible blend of magic and humor, Witch Week is sure to be enjoyed by children of all ages.More
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Alternate historys in fantasy world settings
Diana Wynne Jones has been one of my favorite authors for over thirty years. I bought "A Tale Of Time City," when I was young and fell in love with her writing style immediately. She creates such a vivid world that holds it own life. Her characters in this book cover a full spectrum from nice to naughty, from mean to bullied and from popular to vilified.This story is based in England in the boarding school system of England. The characters are in a forced schooling system and Diana creates a dark unhappy image of that alternate world school system. The story builds including more and more characters bringing them together nicely for the conclusion of this wonderful story.There are a few weak spots in Gerard Doyle's reading style but as a whole this is a great book and a good choice. It's worth a listen and his great for young people age 12 and up.
The character development and twisty and turning plot. The integration of variety of sub-plots and characters makes me want to listen/read this story over and over again.
He is a pleasant reader, his pronunciation of certain words in the English, (not American language) make his reading easy and interesting to listen too.
This book is unabridged and may be too long for just one sitting unless you have a significant time to book listening. This is a great title to listen to when you're doing long range road trips though.
This is a great classic Diana Wynne Jones title. I read this book originally perhaps third in my quest to keep up with her work. It is one of the reasons I kept reading her work into adulthood.
- Patrick W