The Cornerstone

  • by Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by John Hasler
  • 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A great book will transport you to another world... literally, if you're not careful. On a gloomy Thursday afternoon, Max Bloom enters his local library in a last-ditch attempt to stave off an epic case of teenage boredom. Among the hushed stacks he discovers The Cornerstone, an ancient book tucked away on a dusty, forgotten shelf.
Opening the cover, Max is instantly transported to an alternate dimension full of things intent on killing him - thus avoiding boredom with remarkable success. He meets a beautiful girl called Merelie (brilliant), who tells him he could be a Wordsmith, a sorcerer able to craft magic from the written word itself, one strong enough to save both their worlds from the Dwellers - hideous monsters from beyond the universe (not so brilliant).
In a world threatened by monsters, where books are worshipped and powerful magic exists, Max Bloom must make a choice: close The Cornerstone and run home - or trust Merelie, become a Wordsmith, and save two worlds from certain destruction....


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Customer Reviews

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fun story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Cornerstone to be better than the print version?

not sure have, need to read the print

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cornerstone?

when max found the power of the books

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


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when max found the power of the books

Any additional comments?

it show the power books have :)

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- corey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios