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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Nimmo Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Children of the Red King Series Release Date:
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The enchanter Count Harken is back to take his revenge on the Red King’s heirs, starting with Charlie Bone’s family! Charlie’s ancestor has been kidnapped and imprisoned in the dark, forbidding land of Badlock, and it’s up to Charlie to save him. Traveling through a painting to the terrifying countryside, Charlie and his best friend’s dog, Runner Bean, take up the quest. But when Runner Bean gets trapped, Charlie needs the help of his friends. Can they get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie’s ancestors, and get out before it’s too late, or will Count Harken finally succeed?

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  • “Another enjoyable foray into Charlie’s world.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “Even more harrowing predicaments than usual and a probable murder combine to make this the darkest of the tales so far.”


  • “Audie winner Simon Jones delivers every line of Jenny Nimmo’s descriptive prose with a storyteller’s warmth, wit, and assured intensity.”


  • “Jones offers distinct vocalizations for the teeming number of characters (good and evil) who people the fantasy. In this adventure, the even-toned, earnest lad encounters a loud yet kindly giant named Otus, who is imprisoned in dreary Badlock, a world lorded over by evil Count Harken, who sounds both smoothly melodious and menacing.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina | 2/8/2014

    " Charlie is suspended from the Academy, so he's at home most of the book. He travels into a painting of Badlock and meets his ancestor Otis Yewbeam, the giant. Very cool. We also get some scenes with ben's parents doing their detective work, which is a little different. Overall good installment in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chak | 2/6/2014

    " My 8 year old still loves these. I will review it completely when I'm done reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sasha | 2/3/2014

    " Too many loose ends left at the end of this book, but all in all rather enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Luther Smith | 2/1/2014

    " I liked the new setting but the old character seems a weak thing to write about. Fresh ideas would be nice. I always loved cliff hanger endings but that one sucked. "

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