Deep Secret

  • by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by Chris Webster, Harriet Carmichael
  • 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A fantasy adventure about saving the universe one world at a time from Diana Wynne Jones. The companion novel to the bestselling The Merlin Conspiracy.
Magids look after all worlds, steer them towards magic, and keep history happening. But Rupert Venables’ mentor has just died, and as the junior magid on earth he has to find a replacement while also trying to find the lost heir of a collapsing empire, worlds away.
Rupert interweaves the fate lines to get all the candidates together at a sci-fi fantasy convention, and havoc ensues as they all converge on a very strange hotel, where everything is always linked, the walls keep moving, people are trying to kill him, and nothing is as it seems...a magical, epic story from the Godmother of fantasy.

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What the Critics Say

“....Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, 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)
“Diana Wynne Jones ought to be crowned with coloured garlands because she is the best writer of magical fantasy for children in this country.” (Evening Standard)
“Diana Wynne Jones could teach Stephen King and JK Rowling a thing or two...[she] has a skill for inserting just the right amount of detail in her written words, leaving you satiated but not stuffed.” (SFX)

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One of my favourites

Love this book.
I don't understand why Audible don't have an unabridged version of the sequel to match 'the Merlin Conspiracy'.
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- N. Campbell

Love it

I enjoyed the book, and I am enjoying the audio version even more. Good readers,fantastic story. Two small quibbles. The spacing between chapters was uneven, sometimes long enough that I would wonder if it had turned off, and at least once so short there was barely a pause. The other was the voice for Maree wasn't deep, and given her "booming sob" was fairly important in the plot, it seemed a bit wrong. But the reader is very good, so it wasn't a major issue.
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- Rohan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-25-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited