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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,903 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Nimmo Narrator: Simon Russell Beale Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Children of the Red King Series Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9780307286079
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In Charlie’s most perilous adventure yet, the shadow from the Red King’s portrait has escaped. Strange things start to happen at Bloor’s Academy. But, with the help of a mysterious force, Charlie and his friends are closer to discovering the truth about Charlie Bone’s father.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/20/2014

    " best book in the entire series! i love it when uncle paton says that his father is mr. pilgrim. i never noticed, but once i knew, i thought it was king of obvious. i also love it when they circle around the tree! asa rocks! but i had to read this three times to really get the concept. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 2/15/2014

    " The ending of this book is far too abrupt considering the colossal build up throughout it. Nothing is told of what happens to the King and Queen nor what actually happened to Harken, whether he is deceased or not. I am also now confused by the rules governing the Endowed as Manfred Bloor manages to acquire Fire-Bringing either in addition to or in place of his Hypnotism Endowment. That being said, the rest of the story was quite compelling if a little rushed. I am now utterly convinced that Tancred and Lysander are a gay couple as they even shared a chair at one point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luther Smith | 2/5/2014

    " I'm not so sure about this one it seemed like an ender but the saga drags on. I liked it though because it finally unites him with his dad. A character I want to learn more about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Farlow | 2/1/2014

    " i like this series a whole lot. this one charlie is mainly trying to find his forgotten father. so it's like a mystery book and i was right in guessing who it was. it was one of the piano teachers who had been hypnotized forgetting who he was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jameswilson8 | 1/12/2014

    " Another very good book in the Children of the Red King Seris. In this book Charlie faces his most dangerous power yet and gets a step closer to finding who is father is. The beginning of the book drags you in straight away. With action in every chapter and a very suspenseful ending this book is a must read. I liked how Jenny Nimmo gives different perspectives of all the characters. After reading the four previous books in this seris I would highly reccomend this one as well. People that love action should definetely read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Analisa | 1/8/2014

    " I read these with my kids. They loved them--I thought they were good; maybe a little bit too Harry-Potterish, but not as good. They were simpler than Harry Potter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mychael-Ann | 1/3/2014

    " I think I enjoy these as audio books more than I would enjoy reading them. Simon Russell Beale is one of our favorite readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Averysimone | 1/2/2014

    " Awesome! I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JKDTriplet | 12/21/2013

    " Same as the others! Awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayda Cluff | 11/21/2013

    " I thought this book was really good . I love this series I never want to stop reading it.Charlie finds his dad you has been hypnotized for 10 years and finally comes back to his senses and Charlie saved him just in time because Lyell(the names of Charlie's father)was almost dead "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aly | 11/20/2013

    " Huh. Charlie's father's identity really *was* that obvious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 11/2/2013

    " Not a very good series in general. Wanna-be Harry Potter, not written nearly as good. Would be good for Pre-Potter readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 10/18/2013

    " Good enough but Harry Potter is a lot better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 10/18/2013

    " Charlie Bone is one of my absolute favorite series. It always has a good mystery in it, and it's suspenseful. A definite must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nance Wilcox | 10/15/2013

    " Love this fantasy series. Like Harry Potter, each of the kids has a special magical talent and a strange family. Have requested the next ones and think a new one is due in the fall. "

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

    " Jenny Nimmo continues on par through the series. But admittedly, there are definitely some loose threads left at the end which the reader is clearly uncertain about. Perhaps the next book will help to resolve some of them, but I got the impression that may not be the case. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 8/26/2013

    " Another great addition. Lyell is discovered at last, and things are looking up for the "good" children of the Red King! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gheeta | 3/22/2013

    " probably my favorite story in the series so far because, for once, there is a hint of a happy ending for Charlie Bone who is the perpetual underdog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yougo | 3/10/2013

    " The story is compelling and a quick read. So far I've found the series enjoyable and would certainly recommend it to younger readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rylee | 12/23/2012

    " The ending was sad and so dramatic. Love dramatic endings! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ilana Weiss | 12/7/2012

    " ...Is this supposed to be homework or is this supposed to be entertaining? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saraha19 | 9/10/2012

    " THIS BOOK WAS REALLY AMAZING, THE ENDING WAS SOOO NICE AND I LOVE IT SOOO MUCHHH <3 THE ENDING MADE ME CRY :'( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fumphwoog, Lady of all Sorrows | 8/28/2012

    " Really good, although it may seem a rip off of Harry Potter ~cough~ I still liked it. :P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doopa5000 | 8/21/2012

    " Happily better than the 4th book, ut not as good as the 1st and 2nd book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Autosifer | 8/2/2012

    " Not the best of the series but still a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dan Morris | 7/27/2012

    " Just like Harry Potter (_just_ like Harry Potter), but slightly more coherent, and without all the fun of a pop-culture phenomenon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kailey | 7/14/2012

    " These just keep getting better and better. I love the little hints at a past for some of the characters, especially Bartholomew and Paton. There's so much that goes on behind the scenes that's never revealed; it gives the imagination a lot to play with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha | 6/13/2012

    " I like the fact that something I've been wanting to have happen since the first book takes place in this book....but I'm a little disappointed that so little was written about it. The ending left me wanting more than the last sentence or two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 3/17/2012

    " will he ever get past the picture? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 11/30/2011

    " These aren't amazing books, but they have some interesting plot twists. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 11/8/2011

    " Things are finally looking up for Charlie! "

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

    " MUCH more like Harry Potter -- although I like the Canadian cover a LOT better ... this one's kind of creepy. "

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

    " I got this for Josh since he enjoyed reading all the Harry Potter books last year. He is in a sports book phase now so he wasn't into it, but Zach and I read it and liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 5/7/2011

    " who knew aunts could be so evil and what in the world is he doing at bloors.what was he thinking? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 5/5/2011

    " A wonderful book! great for ages 8-12! Search no more for the latest Harry Potter because Charlie Bone is here with his strange gift and powerful friends to save the day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/4/2011

    " James and I listened to this one together. It reminded us a good bit of Harry Potter, but is different enough to grab our interest as a series. Will definitely look for the sequels. "

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

    " This book is the book that made me want to read. Before this book reading was a punishment! But i am so grateful for this book for making me adore reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 4/14/2011

    " I love the Charlie Bone series. If you loved Harry Potter, you will love this series. It's sort of similar to Harry Potter books but different enough as well. Very well written series. I've read them all twice. The first time I couldn't put them down until I was done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 4/9/2011

    " Read this one with Liam and we both loved it. A great set of books for young boys...got my child reading and I enjoyed it too. Win-win! "

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

    " nice book..charlie must happy cause have great advanture. but 1 question.. why he want save the baby first. not his father? anyone know? "

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About the Author
Author Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Charlie Bone series as well as Griffin’s Castle, The Dragon’s Child, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy. Several of her books have been awarded and short-listed for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.

About the Narrator

Simon Russell Beale is an award-winning stage actor and recipient of numerous accolades, including the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor and the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is an associate of the National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre in London and an associate artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company.