Enchanted Glass

  • by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The mysterious Stalkers show up at almost the same instant 12-year-old Aiden Cain’s grandmother dies. Following his grandmother’s instructions, Aiden decides to seek out a powerful sorcerer at Melstone House. Yet when he arrives, he discovers the man died a year earlier. Melstone House now belongs to the sorcerer’s adult grandson Andrew, who agrees to help Aiden with the Stalker problem. But then other problems come up: a creepy neighbor is stealing power from the land, and magic is leaking between the realms. Dealing with these issues would be so much easier—if only Andrew could remember anything his grandfather taught him about magic. Fantasy legend Diana Wynne Jones, who has captivated young listeners for generations, delivers a compelling and humorous adventure. Steven Crossley’s narration captures the excitement and wonder as newly acquainted characters work together to prevent terrible consequences.

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What the Critics Say

“Flashes of humor, realistic … dialogue and growing-up moments both painful and authentic create a convincing and poignant read.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

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Magic and Ordinary Life

I had already bought and read a hardcover copy of this excellent book, but I like Steven Crossley's reading so much that I bought the audiobook too. Diana Wynne Jones's books are a convincing blend of magic and ordinary life. Her characters are clearly drawn and memorable, The villains are menacing, and the good guys are charming, including the rather dangerous young giant who's filled with glee because his new clothes have zippers. Even the good guys don't always agree (for example, there's a prolonged silent contest over the arrangement of furniture), but we get to see friendship, humor, and loyalty among people willing to go out of their way to help each other.

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- Gentle Reader Jill

Thoroughly Charming

Would you listen to Enchanted Glass again? Why?

I enjoyed the voice, characters and story very much and would like to revisit them another time.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Enchanted Glass?

Andrew visits Aidan's foster family and discovers that the story is more complicated than he had realized.


Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

While I liked most of the characters, Andrew - a person of magical talents, but not seeking after power, with, instead, a sense of responsibility and a passion for history, definitely engaged my sympathies the most.


Any additional comments?

This is a delightful story - suitable for children and adults.

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- Diane Sklensky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books