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3.99994670753185 out of 53.99994670753185 out of 53.99994670753185 out of 53.99994670753185 out of 53.99994670753185 out of 5 4.00 (43,721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Garth Nix Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Old Kingdom/Abhorsen Series Release Date: April 2003 ISBN: 9780807205655
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Before she went to join Sam and Mogget downstairs, Lirael paused for a moment to look at herself in the tall silver mirror that hung on the wall of her room. The image that faced her bore little resemblance to the Second Assistant Librarian of the Clayr. She saw a warlike and grim young woman, dark hair bound back with a silver cord rather than hanging free to disguise her face. She no longer wore her librarian's waistcoat, and she had a long Nehima at her side rather than a library-issue dagger. but she had kept her library whistle, tucking it into the small pouch at her belt. Though she was many, many leagues from any help the whistle might summon, she felt the need to cling to some small part of her past and her identity.

She had become an Abhorsen, Lirael thought, at least on the outside. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Devereux | 2/13/2014

    " It was so great and so sad and I loved every second of it. If given the choice I would have the book purged from my memory just so I could read it again for the first time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chesley | 2/6/2014

    " Abhorsen brought back a lot of the lot of the magic that was missing in Lirael. A great ending to a great series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 1/30/2014

    " I loved these books. This one had me resding at lightning speed to find out what happened to the characters! I especially loved the dog and cat and must admit to nearly shedding a tear at the end! Highly recommended if you like fantasy which is not too hard-going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aliesha | 1/20/2014

    " I loved this series! The books were so fun and entertaining! I can't wait for his next book to come out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly Hemig | 1/18/2014

    " Really enjoyed this one. A nice conclusion to the trilogy. I already miss the characters and the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amz | 1/4/2014

    " These are great books if you like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. To me they are a mix between both of them. A lot of similarities to things in Harry Potter, but written before that phenomenon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roberta | 12/23/2013

    " Good series with strong female lead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lea | 12/22/2013

    " I couldn't have been happier with the conclusion to such a truly amazing trilogy. If there were more, I would read them in a heartbeat! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colton | 12/19/2013

    " This book is Great! It's full of action, and suspense! You guys should read it! (READ SABRIEL, THEN LARIEL BEFORE READING THIS BOOK!!!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/7/2013

    " Excellent finale that ratcheted up the stakes nicely and had an exciting climax. Very satisfied with this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 12/6/2013

    " Sad to see this series over. One of my all time favorite book series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siera | 11/29/2013

    " I really just love all of these books, but Sabriel remains my favorite. Garth Nix has an eerie way of pulling you into a world that doesn't exist - a fact that you will debate when you're reading the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shandra | 11/21/2013

    " It was fun to read and wrapped up lose ends without going into detail about what comes next. It was a good ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trent | 8/24/2013

    " I loved this whole trilogy--great fanstay with a unique idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesusfreke | 6/7/2013

    " Abhorsen seemed to hold my interest better than the first 2, although there were still some slow spots. Overall, I'm glad I decided to finish the series. But I'm also somewhat glad that I'm finished with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick | 3/14/2013

    " My favorite of the series!!!! Was both happy and sad with the ending!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Price | 1/4/2013

    " The best of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leeanne Thwaite | 7/30/2012

    " I loved this series but the end is left me wanting another book ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 6/14/2012

    " This book was wonderful. I loved it. The final installment of the trilogy. It was a great series and I'll probably read all three again in the future. Such a cool world and interesting characters. I love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth | 4/8/2012

    " love the trilogy...but none were as good as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 3/13/2012

    " A great end to one of my favorite fantasy series. Now we wait and see what the book discussion group thinks of it...! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zigforas | 1/29/2012

    " "Her old life seemed so far away now. Gone forever, and she did not yet know what her new life would be, or even what she was. She felt uncomfortable in her own skin, and it had nothing to do with the melting ice, or the rain and mud" (p. 107). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyn | 8/19/2011

    " What can I say.... Fantastic book. Wonderful series. Recommend it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Risen | 5/16/2011

    " Creative book, it opened up a whole new world to me. Fun and action packed =D. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Clare | 5/12/2011

    " This falls loosely into the genre of "steampunk." Death's adopted daughter lives at a Victorian boarding school. I just didn't care about the characters or the writing style. Steam punk is NOT my genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 5/11/2011

    " An old favourite. And whilst my tastes have evolved and the writing is less than perfect, it's still a fantastic idea executed well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dhyana | 5/11/2011

    " LOVED IT! really good, gripping book. impressive new universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 4/28/2011

    " I got this one dirt cheap at a book fair. I almost didn't pick it up because I didn't like the cover picture, but I sure glad I did. cuz it's awesome! It's one of the best YA fantasy books and book series I have read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lily | 4/27/2011

    " I really wanted Sabriel to lighten up and talk more about clothes and boys and less about bells jingling out secret messages and weird insane cats trying to kill her.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/24/2011

    " One of my favorite books ever! Fantastically written, this book is truly an original story. I have reread this book at least ten times now and it never gets old.

    If you are interested in fantasy books even slightly, you should definitely read this one! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 4/23/2011

    " I had heard great things about this book, but now, fifty pages in, I still find it difficult to get into the story. It's just not holding my attention. Th writing is excellent and I'm sure the storyline is riveting, it's just not my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlisa | 4/21/2011

    " It was really good, loved, It also grabbed my attention and I pictured the scenes in my head which made it even more exciting, but it's not one of my favorites and I didn't follow some bits of the story though it confused me. "

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About the Author
Author Garth Nix

Garth Nix, born in Melbourne, Australia, has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve, before becoming a full-time writer in 2001. His books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen and the science fiction adventure A Confusion of Princes. His fantasy novels for younger readers include The Ragwitch, the six books of the Seventh Tower sequence, the Keys to the Kingdom series, and Troubletwisters, cowritten with Sean Williams. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world, and his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the Australian, and London’s Guardian and Sunday Times.

About the Narrator

Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island, The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Three Musketeers, and many, many more.