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Download Beyond the Deepwoods: The Edge Chronicles, Book 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,571 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Stewart Narrator: Clive Mantle Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods, among the Woodtrolls, but he isn't one of them. In a brave attempt to find out where he belongs, Twig wanders into the mysterious, dangerous world beyond the Deepwoods. He meets a collection of odd companions, such as his wise guardian, the Caterbird; the Slaughterers, a peaceful race who butcher animals for their livelihood; and the vicious, bile-swilling Rotsucker. Always watching out for the horrible Gloamglozer, whose presence haunts the thoughts of all the inhabitants of The Edge, Twig steadfastly pursues his quest until he discovers his roots, not among the trees, but in the skies. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laila | 1/12/2014

    " This was pretty good. The writing wasn't amazing but the storyline carried me away. I will read more of this series. I don't think young kids should read it, though - there are some very gross action scenes and also death issues. "

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

    " This was an OK book with lots of magical creatures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy G. | 1/1/2014

    " I read this to my first grade class. They really liked Twig's adventures. This author sure uses lots of imagination to create strange creatures. I liked the underlying story of Twig wondering who he is, where he came from, and finally realizing he does have a father. Very nicely done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/14/2013

    " This was one of the darker children's books I have read in awhile. I am a huge fan of Chris Riddell's "Ottoline" series and drawing style, so this had been on my to read list for awhile. You are rewarded with Riddell's fanciful drawings, of which, amazingly, offer up a visual guide to Stewart's original world. Let's just say the peril factor is right up there with the 7th Harry Potter book. Its constant, and at times feels unrelenting. Not the stuff for the faint of heart (of which I obviously am), but definitely a work to hand a fantasy fiction fan. A truly original creation that I will have in my head for awhile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sacha | 11/17/2013

    " This is one of my favourie books ever!!You will love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brinlie Clark | 11/14/2013

    " I really likked it because it went over everything in that world. I've read it before but forgot most of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chamelionhands | 10/23/2013

    " I really liked the fact that it was a big book and there were pictures here and there to explain the sometimes complex ideas. I recommend this book to the younger, if they want to get into reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharae | 10/2/2013

    " Very strange book, really couldn't get into it too many different kinds of people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 9/2/2013

    " Alright - if a bit involved in the new types of creatures and such. Kind of a lot for a young one to pick up and a bit scary at times for my little one - but a bit older child might really enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charity | 8/29/2013

    " Cute story, but not a very involved plot. It was a quick easy read with pretty illustrations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer H | 8/28/2013

    " Bleh, althought I do like the Banderbear! I thought this would be much better given the fantastic setting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cori | 8/13/2013

    " I struggled through this one. The story felt really random. I don't think I'd read anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 5/4/2013

    " A great reread for a wonderful series. This book still resonates even though I already know what is going to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynette Erskine | 2/17/2013

    " This book was imaginative and fun, but not interesting enough to hold my attention. From the beginning it is fairly clear what is going to happen. I will probably not finish the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Homant | 2/7/2013

    " Not as good as I thought it was going to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 9/29/2012

    " It was cute, and a nice set-up. Basically, it's Dr. Seuss meets Skies of Arcadia. Lots of potential here. This being the first book, it features a lot of introduction and description, so I'd recommend continuing the series after this. I look forward to further adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 5/31/2012

    " Beyond the deepwoods was filled with action. However, I felt it lacked character development. It was hard to really feel anything about those in the story. The ending did somewhat reconcile some of the poor character development. I thought it was just okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Guffey | 11/12/2011

    " My kids and I listened to this audio-with a fantastic reader. The first two chapters took a bit to get into, but then it was nonstop exciting adventures and imaginative creatures. Halfway through the story we checked the book out and realized it had amazing pictures to accompany the story too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warren Sartor | 9/19/2011

    " Very interesting book that I enjoyed reading. If you want to read this though and like to finish series I suggest you read my review on book 2Stormchaser: The Edge Chronicles "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/23/2011

    " Good start to a series The Edge Chronicles. Looking forward to sharing Twig's journey as a Sky Pirate with Noah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julias14 | 4/22/2011

    " I stretched my normal book style so I could make recommendations for the kids and I LOVED this. I've had a bunch of kids read it and everyone likes it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Yankey | 4/22/2011

    " Oops, someone forgot to have a plot. For me it is impossible to attach to characters, generate any tension, or follow a story arc with out a plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aram | 4/19/2011

    " It was a weir and cool book.
    I am defenitly putting it on my favorites list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bell | 3/17/2011

    " this book is my favorite i have ever read, and i have read plenty of books. after reading this book i just couldn't wait to read the other 9. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. IT IS A 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 STAR BOOK! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anjulina | 3/11/2011

    " I liked this book, but it was sad in the middle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/25/2011

    " It's marketed as a kids' book, but I wouldn't let my kids read it. It is too gross, illustrated by pictures that left little to the imagination icky-ness-wise. It's one thing to read it, another to see it in pictures. Won't be reading the rest of the series. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart is the author of many books for children and with Chris Riddell is the creator of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles series. He lives in Brighton, England with his family.

About the Narrator

Clive Mantle’s theater work includes Coming Clean, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Educating Rita. He has been nominated for an Olivier Award, and, for his performance as Lennie in Of Mice and Men, he was joint Best Newcomer in the Plays and Players Awards. He has also appeared in many films, including Alien 3 and White Hunter, Black Heart.