• Howl's Moving Castle

  • By: Diana Wynne Jones
  • Narrated by: John Sessions
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-06-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A new look for one of Diana Wynne Jones’ funniest and most popular novels.
In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell.
Deciding she has nothing more to lose, she makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above Market Chipping. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the souls of young girls.... There she meets Michael, Howl’s apprentice, and Calcifer the Fire Demon, with whom she agrees a pact.
But Sophie isn’t the only one under a curse - her entanglements with Calcifer, Howl, and Michael, and her quest to break her curse is both gripping - and howlingly funny.
©2012 Diana Wynne Jones (P)2012 Harper Collins Publishers Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sameena on 09-05-17

New favorite book

And i dare say better than the movie? Even i love hayao mizaki this was too good to be true

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-02-17

abridged

while I love this book I didn't notice that it was abridged until i started it. so its rather watered down, just a warning but I like it just the same.

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4 out of 5 stars
By tina on 02-22-18

fun

big fan of the original book and the studio gibli film. would have preferred the full unabridged version but this wasn't bad. narrator great. listened at 80% for best speed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By SHOMIK DATTA on 06-30-17

Absolutely Brilliant 😘

What did you like or dislike?
I enjoyed every moment of it! Nothing to criticise.

Who was your favourite character?
I love Howl's personality - so Howl!

What was your favourite moment?
I can't choose because it was all amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
By ana on 01-29-16

Ahh so enjoyable!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Who doesn't love Howl, he's so vain and selfish, but there's much more to him than he lets show.

Have you listened to any of John Sessions’s other performances? How does this one compare?

John Sessions did a great job with this book, he was enjoyable to listen too and did some great voices and accents for each character.

Any additional comments?

I love this book, I've listened to the audio book several times, read the printed book and watched Hayao Miyazaki's movie. I love the book the best, and while this audio book was enjoyable, I really really wish there was an unabridged version available.

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4 out of 5 stars
By rachel guidera on 08-15-16

one of my favourite audio books

Great story, great narration. absolutely recommend for children and as an adult enjoy listening along as well.

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