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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,972 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Wynne Jones Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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A companion to Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones' Castle in the Air was named an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

In this sparkling tale, young merchant Abdullah purchases a magic carpet - and soon finds that the enchanted rug is none too agreeable. But despite the carpet's cranky demeanor, Abdullah must rely on its help to rescue a princess from a wicked djinn. 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 Helen | 2/10/2014

    " very satisfying sequel to Howl's "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Uttam Pal | 1/27/2014

    " It was all very well until the secrets were revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 1/25/2014

    " A wacky take on the classic Arabian nights genre this is Jones at her best -- nothing is as it seems, and in the end there are several morals to be learned. However, the link between Castle in the Air and Howl's Moving Castle is tenuous at best, and at worst Castle in the Air is cheapened by the association, as the feel is extremely different and the characters from Howl seem shoehorned in. "

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

    " Loved this book! Wonderful character and narrator voices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mallory | 1/14/2014

    " Love Diana Wynne Jones and so enjoyed this book. I thought the storyline was a little sloppier than some of her other books I've read, but her characterizations are always great and her female characters are never boring. Overall, an enjoyable, light read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marta Boksenbaum | 12/18/2013

    " This was a disappointing sequel. We don't encounter familiar characters until 2/3 of the way through the book, and by then I wasn't invested enough in the protagonist Abdullah to care what happened. What I loved about Howl's Moving Castle was the castle itself and the quirky romance between the characters. This next book starts with a simple fairy tale romance which just seems cliche and was not engaging. I don't think I'll read the third "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirana | 12/8/2013

    " Continuance from Howl's Moving Castle "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mifalda | 12/7/2013

    " C= I will edit this later and add a full review, but for now I will leave it at this: thank you Dianna Wynne Jones for another incredible book. I was afraid it wouldn't do justice to Howl's Moving Castle as sequels so often don't...but I was delighted. C= "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TFGamer | 10/24/2013

    " Not as good as the first, but still wonderful. Again the ending really makes it. =) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 benebean | 10/23/2013

    " howl's moving castle was better. The story was entertaining... I liked the beginning more than the end and didn't like the characters as much by the end of the story. I guess it's a 2.5. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth Kyle-devendorf | 2/4/2013

    " Sequel to Howls Moving castle and very creative writing. Love Diana Wynne Jones' humor and style of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naj | 2/2/2013

    " I love this just as much as Howl's moving castle, although I was a little sad that there wasn't much Howl or Sophie or Calcifer, but Abdullah was easily realteable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 1/21/2013

    " I'm ejoying this interesting follow-up to Howl's Moving Castle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/2/2013

    " More of a companion than a sequel, this was awfully fun and brilliantly read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 11/25/2012

    " Magic carpet, genie, daydreaming carpet seller, beautiful princess, and a fun plot make this a very enjoyable read. Creative and enjoyable! "

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

    " At times, this book made me a little uneasy the way "The Horse and his Boy" made me uneasy, though to a much lesser degree. Overall, though, it was cute and well-paced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 3/7/2012

    " A sweet companion to Howl's Moving Castle - the characters are just as charming and old friends do make some appearances, just not as many as I'd like! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 12/19/2011

    " If my rating was based on the last section of the book, I'd give it 4 stars. The first part moved slowly for me, but still a fun story. Glad I kept reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nico | 8/27/2011

    " Although "technically" a sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, this can easily be read as a stand-alone. It's quite funny and I do enjoy how the concept of love at first sight is both challenged, but not entirely pushed aside. Sometimes people are better than they appear. "

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

    " Great follow up to the first book. Although I had the traditional disappointment of a sequel that isn't about the main characters. Still a great read. And any time I can finish a book in less than a day it has to be a fast moving story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/4/2011

    " A little slower than Howl's Moving Castle, but very enjoyable with likable characters. Some of the ending certainly surprised me. I'll have to read some more of Diana Wynne Jones' novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/4/2011

    " I loved this book. I was impressed by the author's ability to weave in different stories seemingly disconnected into a coherent story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynossa | 4/24/2011

    " Quite good but not as good as Howl's Moving Castle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia | 4/1/2011

    " Charmingly fluffy and fun, with well-drawn characters. DWJ had a knack for creating characters in a way that even their foibles can be appealing. Unlike with some authors, I am never left wondering why anybody would like a given character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 3/29/2011

    " I remember that I didn't really enjoy this one first time I read it - I was waiting to rad about Sophioe and Howl, and instead got Aladdin ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 3/29/2011

    " I noticed the author died last week, so I guess I was thinking of her. I did not and will not attempt to read it to my kids because they didn't like the Arabian Nights, which is a similar style. "

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