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3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 3.56 (41 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: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545142823
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A thwarted Count determined for revenge. A kidnapped family. Traveling through pictures. Charlie Bone is off on another adventure in book seven of Jenny Nimmo's bestselling series!

Format: 6 CDs

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 Runaner Bean gets trapped, Charlie needs the help of his friends. Can they get past an army of trolls, rescue Runner Bean and Charlie's ancestor, and get out before it's too late?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    VOYA

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

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Park | 2/1/2014

    " These books are very enjoyable. We are listening to the audio tapes as a family, and can never wait to see what happens to Charlie next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Harper | 1/28/2014

    " This one didn't resolve as well at the end of the others in the series. I will have to read the next one to figure out what happens, of course - lol. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yougo | 1/24/2014

    " Again, holding off final judgement until the final volume, but I did enjoy the series, more and more as I progressed through it. I will give it a high recommendation for young fantasy fans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 C. | 1/11/2014

    " I started this book in October -- 8 months to finish it. This is the seventh in a series, kind of a Harry Potter rip-off about a boy with special powers who attends a school for other children with special powers. There are some fun characters and clever adventures, but it just isn't compelling, at least not for me. I will probably read the rest as they come out because I get curious about how things turn out, but it will be a low priority, for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wickedshizuku | 1/6/2014

    " Nimmo, you really lost my interest with this one. Started off brilliantly, but now it's running out of metaphorical steam. "

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

    " I really like these books, but i just realized in all the books, Ms. Nimmo never mentions the name of the city that Charlie and his friends live in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Khalil Abebreseh | 12/31/2013

    " I really liked this book because the problem was very clear,very quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca R.G. | 12/17/2013

    " Somewhat unfocused. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roshni | 12/13/2013

    " Good book, with Charlie having to battle the evil sorcerer Harken, a.k.a. The Shadow "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandie | 12/5/2013

    " Not a satisfying ending. On to book 8! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 11/29/2013

    " Same as others. Enjoyable, quick, but simple. Great kid's read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquel | 11/20/2013

    " Another wonderful book. Let's keep the Charlie Bone train moving! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela | 9/15/2013

    " The rampant child abuse and abandonment in this story and the ones before it is sickening. If I wasn't compulsive about finishing stories I wouldn't read the next one, but unfortunately for me I need to at least try and finish the series:-( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci Haley | 7/13/2013

    " GUH... why, oh why, Jenny Nimmo, must you end these books on a cliffhanger? Please write faster, kthxbai. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Jane | 6/26/2013

    " One of my favorites in this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lara Lleverino | 6/12/2013

    " These books just seem to drag "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex (Al) | 3/31/2013

    " OMIGOSH! The ending made me happy! I still loathe that Dagbert though. And Billy made a terrible decision! :( Poor Billy.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 3/8/2013

    " Of course it ended with a cliff hanger that needs to be solved in the next book - yet to be written. But a fun fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/14/2012

    " Much better than the last few. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zena | 8/2/2012

    " really good book... but you have to read the 1st 6 to understand it.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mackenzie | 5/28/2012

    " charlie bone's father still has not returned from his sail and i cannot wait until the next book comes out. also very sad with a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/13/2012

    " Continuing saga of Charlie Bone in equally delightful seventh book. This series definitely benefits from reading first to last in order. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/11/2012

    " great book but a little confusing! i had to read it four times to really understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 2/8/2012

    " Cute book... and even a bit of a "cliff hanger" ending. I will eagerly await #8. I like Charlie - doesn't take a lot of brain power but still a very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quantum Thief~Play My Game Memory~ | 12/6/2011

    " one word:....UNBELIEVEABLE!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 5/29/2011

    " Charlie encounters the evil Count Harken and meets a giant ancestor, Otus Yewbeam. He enters the evil enchanted land of Badlock, Count Harken's realm where he loses Billy Raven and temporarily, Runner Bean. The story ends unresolved presumably to be continued in the 8th installment. "

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

    " This book is a good one. Anyone intrested in evil great-aunts,endowments and a magical school this is your series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 5/1/2011

    " I can tell from the plot description that I read this, but it wasn't particularly memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 4/25/2011

    " A good end to this series. The writing isn't super good and the plot line could be better done but the stories must be good enough to make me read 7 books. "

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

    " A wonderful conclusion to this spetcular series. Charlie Bone will live forever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 3/23/2011

    " Now that I finished the whole series I found I really enjoyed it. The ending was great. Some of the books could have been combined but not a big deal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 2/23/2011

    " It was a little anti-climatic. Interesting twist at then end. Still never found out what the talent was of some of the characters that came and left. Lots of loose ends, but it was an okay book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 2/16/2011

    " Not a bad ending to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/27/2011

    " This is a good series. Although some have compared it to Harry Potter due to some similar story lines, it is a much lighter read than HP. I believe it is a better suited story for younger children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/26/2011

    " The eighth and final Charlie Bone book features a familiar blend of magic, danger, and intrigue. Charlie Bone needs to defeat the evil Bloors and his scheming relatives in order to save his parents and his friend Billy. Fans of the series won't want to miss this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/26/2011

    " A fabulous ending to the series. I honestly did not see the twists and turns coming. I wish there were more books to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 1/12/2011

    " Satisfying conclusion to the series. Happy ending for everyone, too, with bad guys getting their just desserts. "

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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 Jones is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. He has appeared in the films The Devil’s Own, Twelve Monkeys, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, and Miracle on 34th Street. His television appearances include a role in The Cosby Mysteries and Murder She Wrote, and he has been featured in nine Broadway productions.