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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Hoffman Narrator: Kathe Mazur Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Stravaganza Series Release Date: December 2004 ISBN: 9781400094806
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Georgia is an ordinary girl, living in London with her mother, stepfather, and bully of a stepbrother, and coping with the difficulties of growing up. But her life takes a sudden change when she buys a tiny figurine of a winged horse, and suddenly finds herself swept up into the world of the Stravagante. The tiny horse becomes her magical time-travel talisman and transports her to Remora, the Talian parallel to the city of Siena, Italy. There she meets Lucien, the Stravagante we first met in City of Masks, and many other fascinating people who are in the midst of preparing for the Stellata, the annual horse race run each year in the city. Intrigue, romance, and the rare appearance of a true winged horse ensure an exciting adventure to rival the first in this captivating series. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GSGS | 2/9/2014

    " I don't like how new characters are used (Georgia, in this case) but still enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 2/5/2014

    " Not as good as the first novel of Stravaganza, but still an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra Askanase | 2/3/2014

    " Thoroughly enjoyable book, most appropriate for ages 12 - 16 is my guess. No real violence or sex, lots of intrigue and fantasy. Two essential elements are a flying horse and transmigrating between alternate reality worlds - who wouldn't love that? Enjoyable, fun, definitely not deep. I will definitely read the next in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trish | 2/2/2014

    " Just couldn't get through it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giulia | 1/29/2014

    " A really different and interesting story with the Italian city incorporated (which I love) and a good narrative. The description is vivid and should capture everyone's imagination as the usually rebellious Georgia is transported back and must fight for her quarter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nerissa | 1/29/2014

    " An epic tale. This is a sequel to the first book City of Masks, expanding on the Talian world existing 4 centuries behind ours. The main character, Georgia was a stravagante and found herself in another Talian city state, Remora. Her love in horses had helped her complete the task she was brought in to do. I really liked this book, though not as much as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.florencia | 1/26/2014

    " It's a great book, as well as the first one! I love the characters-both the ones from the previous book as well as the ones in this one. I highly recommend it to anyone who loved "City of Masks"! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela | 1/21/2014

    " It was ok. It is sort of boring and it took me almost two months to finish because I just didn't want to read it, I just didn't like it as much as the first one. It has some interesting parts but most of all I just wouldn't recommend it because there are a lot of other books that are a lot better. "

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

    " I liked this one better than the first one. The first one was more thrilling towards the end, but this one was better all over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kateri | 1/5/2014

    " i love books like this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Otto | 12/17/2013

    " Actually more like 3.5, enjoyed the first one a little more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 11/2/2013

    " I liked it better than the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Discovery College | 9/14/2013

    " This is the second book in the Stravagnate series and I really enjoy reading them. I like to see situations the young people get themselves into through time travel, and how decisions they make not only affect themselves, but their families and friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moodymadi9 | 8/25/2013

    " This was a good book but im not all that into horses but besides that it was amazing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 8/16/2013

    " Second in the series. Pretty good too. Appealing to horse-lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Lin | 6/12/2013

    " My comments on City of Masks generally apply to this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Samantha Cardarelli | 5/10/2013

    " Ehh; no where near as good as the first. Very disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muff | 4/2/2013

    " This book started slowly, but picked up steam. Georgia and Falco are engaging, and it was nice to revisit Lucien and Arianna. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassandra | 3/9/2013

    " This book is good for people dealing with parent/sibling problems, and also for people who like horses, fantasy, and adventure. I thought it was a pretty good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 1/10/2013

    " This second book in the Stravagante series was not as believable as the first. I love the analogies to made up but Italian like city but it just did not have the character believability that the first book did. I do look forward to checking out the third book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ~Megan~ | 12/3/2012

    " I liked the first one the best out of this series...honestly, I really didn't like Georgia. She just bugged me. A lot. "

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About the Author
Author Mary HoffmanMary Hoffman has been writing books for children and young adults for many decades. She is also a journalist who reviews in the national press (UK) and ran her own children's book review magazine, Armadillo, for ten years. Now Mary is The Book Maven at http://bookmavenmary.blogspot.com, blogging regularly about books, writing and the publishing industry, especially children's.
About the Narrator

Kathe Mazur has narrated many audiobooks, winning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2014, being named a finalist for the Audie Award in 2013 and 2015, and winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she can be seen as DDA Hobbs on The Closer and in the upcoming Major Crimes. She has worked extensively in film, theater, and television, including appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, House, Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, ER, Monk, and many others.