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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (380 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. M. Boston Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Green Knowe Series Release Date: January 1961 ISBN: 9781593163396
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L. M. Boston’s thrilling and chilling tales of Green Knowe, a haunted manor deep in an overgrown garden in the English countryside, have been entertaining readers for half a century. In this volume, a strange friendship develops between a young Chinese refugee who is spending the summer at Green Knowe and a gorilla who has escaped from the London Zoo. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superb and thrilling.”

    New York Herald Tribune Book Review

  • “Mystery, wonder, and suspense fill this unique story.” 

    Horn Book

  • “A moving story of great originality.” 

    Commonweal

  • Winner of the 1961 Carnegie Medal for Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adea | 12/28/2013

    " I LOVE the Green Knowe Books! (3) I read it as a young teen and loved the mystery and ghostly encounters. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 12/17/2013

    " This was a huge departure from the rest of the series. While I liked it, it should have been separate from the Green Knowe books. The tone is different, and it belongs in a different genre altogether as the others are more fantasy. The ending was terribly sad, but predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siobhan | 11/15/2013

    " I remember enjoying this book at the time. This was one of the less memorable book of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/19/2012

    " This completely charming series doesn't get enough attention from the usual YA fans. Probably not enough plot for a lot of kids, but the atmosphere is enchanting and creepy when necessary. Totally beguiling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susanna | 7/11/2012

    " I liked it - but this may be my least favorite of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/5/2012

    " Very sympathetic to animals' dignity and freedom. First 37 pages take place among wild gorillas in Africa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean | 2/12/2012

    " Extra star for the gorilla. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elderberrywine | 2/23/2011

    " The first of the Greene Knowe series that was not a fantasy. Boy meets gorilla, and results are poignant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris Larson | 10/6/2010

    " No magic in this one, but it does have Ping. I am very fond of Ping. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooke | 5/7/2010

    " Well since it is a Green Knowe book and I love and adore Green Knowe books, I think it was ok but the other books are much better. I thought the gorilla thing was kinda weird and I hated that it had a sad end. But I love how in a later book they call upon the gorilla to help them and he does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tabitha | 7/28/2009

    " It definitely got more exciting towards the end, and I enjoyed the story at Green Knowe, but... I think you have to really like gorillas to enjoy this book. More than I like gorillas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/6/2009

    " This title is a bit different than the other Green Knowe books. I found it a bit scary actually, and I would warn parents that they might want to check this one out before they hand it over to a small child. As you would expect, the good guys win, but not before some really awful stuff happens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/16/2009

    " This was a delightful read, where Ping and Tolly work together to thwart efforts of a nosy neighbor who appears to be somewhat evil, from getting inside Green Knowe. The grandmother, as always, is a delightful woman! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 6/9/2007

    " By far the best and creepiest of the Green Knowe books. Made reading the first four titles worthwhile. Brrrr. "

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About the Author

Lucy Maria Boston (1892–1990) purchased a ramshackle manor house near Cambridge, England, in 1935, which over a period of two years she lovingly restored. It is this house that inspired her, at the age of sixty-two, to take pen in hand and create the beloved Green Knowe series.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.