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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,461 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Barker Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold. When the answer comes, it's not one she expects. Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief (whose brothers live on the horns on his head), leaps into the surging waters and is carried away.

Where? To the Abarat: a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day, from The Great Head that sits in the mysterious twilight waters of Eight in the Evening, to the sunlit wonders of Three in the Afternoon, where dragons roam, to the dark terrors of Gorgossium, the island of Midnight, ruled over by the Prince of Midnight himself, Christopher Carrion.

Candy has a place in this extraordinary world: she is here to help save the Abarat from the dark forces that are stirring at its heart. Forces older than Time itself, and more evil than anything Candy has ever encountered.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 2/20/2014

    " Marginally better than the first book in the series, and it was good enough to pique my interest going forward into book three. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savannah | 2/9/2014

    " Great book just as great a read as the first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tisa | 2/4/2014

    " Not as good as the first one, but still very creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Astrid | 1/25/2014

    " Again, this is a reread of the book. I loved the first book, and this sequel was even better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Canady | 1/25/2014

    " just as good as the first "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 1/25/2014

    " Love this series! For teens, but interesting and lush enviroments/characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sockmonkey | 1/17/2014

    " As I said in my review of the first book I couldn't get enough and started book two as soon as I finished with the first one. This story rules. I can't wait for book three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 1/4/2014

    " <3 his Abarat series. Harry Potter equivalent but has more imagination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marya | 12/21/2013

    " Pictures still pretty. Clive Barker still Clive Barker. Plot still wholly predictable. Any bets on when/if he'll finish this series? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah Harrison | 12/18/2013

    " Better than the first book, can't wait to read the third. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anisia Villamejor | 11/12/2013

    " Excellent sequel. Did not disappoint! Leaves me GASPING for more. Can't wait for the third to be out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pestozesto | 8/24/2013

    " Not as good as the first one. I felt it dragged on quite a bit, and Candy was starting to get on my nerves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 7/24/2013

    " Great book. It was able to take the story started in the first book and make it even better. Each character has new challenges to face and unexpected twist happen in this fantastic book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tess | 7/19/2013

    " Not as good as the first one, but still fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 6/24/2013

    " An amazing addition to a wonderful series. I picked up an advance copy of book three just minutes after finishing this one. Barker is a master world creater. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mayang | 3/20/2013

    " just bought this book. can't wait to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 12/5/2012

    " wow, these are like as good if not better than harry potter! they are long, but you dont notice cuz you keep reading it cuz its so interesting!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 9/22/2012

    " As with the first Abarat book, this one is crazy-wonderful-disturbing. Richly extends character development of a few of the antagonists and again, the art is unbelievably weird. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Zimmer | 7/25/2012

    " Once again enjoyed this fantastcal series by Clive Barker... The illustrations are wonderful and add so much to the story! Would love to see them up in a gallery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Violetta | 5/22/2012

    " The best writing was towards the end, but altogether predictable if you're paying attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.C. Hunter | 3/20/2012

    " This series is an inspiration of how to write vivid, creative worlds for young readers. A definite must-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gage Wente | 2/10/2012

    " A fantastic sequel in a fantastic series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Haymond | 6/23/2011

    " This book is amazing! I loved every second of it and cannot wait to read absolute midnight!!! Clive is the best living writer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Morrison | 6/17/2011

    " when is he writing the last one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheri | 6/11/2011

    " Not as engaging for me as the first one, but a few answers were given and there is enough going on of interest to make me want to read the third one when it comes out later this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anisia | 6/9/2011

    " Excellent sequel. Did not disappoint! Leaves me GASPING for more. Can't wait for the third to be out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 6/3/2011

    " <3 his Abarat series. Harry Potter equivalent but has more imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 4/9/2011

    " As good as the first one, just cant wait for the 3rd one to come out! Illustrations are amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisalit | 3/5/2011

    " This is one of the better young adult fantasy series I've read. Dark, dark, dark. But good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gage | 12/26/2010

    " A fantastic sequel in a fantastic series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexander | 12/14/2010

    " Darker, longer, not so standalone. Makes you wish it hadn't taken two extra years to get the next one. Loses a bit of wonder in favor of more plot, but should still have enough to go around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/10/2010

    " Not as brilliant as the first book, although it was a joy to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremiah | 11/29/2010

    " this book was great i liked the first book more but this was also a great book. it is about a girl named candy whop is in abarat and is in real danger it is a vary exciting book i recomend reading first book first so that the book is clearer to you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 11/27/2010

    " I LOVE these Books can't wait for the third. "

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About the Author
Author Clive Barker

Clive Barker is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years, he has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat. He lives in California and shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.