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3.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 5 3.65 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Wynne Jones Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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Conrad's Fate is part of the clever and humorous Chrestomanci series. Twelve-year-old Conrad Tesdinic is in disguise as a servant-in-training at Stallery Mansion in the town of Stallchester. He wants to figure out what evil he caused in a past life. He and his friend Christopher Chant are trying to repair Conrad's very bad karma and to discover what mysterious entity is haunting the town. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maren | 2/8/2014

    " Very enjoyable--I liked the world she created. Not quite as fun as #6, but still very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/7/2014

    " cool to see young christopher from conrad's eyes and to catch up with millie again. and of course the parallel worlds and their mishaps are always hilarious. LIKED IT JUST AS MUCH AS THE OTHERS. /thoughtless review "

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

    " I'm glad I decided to read this series in chronological order rather than published order. I think there were some things that just made more sense doing it that way. The end was definitely a twist. I didn't expect it. And to some point the twist was almost too much. The end also finished rather suddenly. Everything was solved in the last 15 pages and then a short summation about the future events of the characters. With the rest of the book being so drawn out, it was like the author was given a set amount of pages and then realized she needed to finish the book quickly. If it wasn't for that, I'd have given 5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 1/25/2014

    " I would have given it a 4, except I didn't like the ending as much as I have some of her others. It wasn't bad, it just didn't come together quite as nicely as I would have liked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/18/2014

    " My 9 year old son stole it from me (which was the reason I brought it home from the library in the first place). He liked it more than I did. I'll have to check out more of her books if it will keep him reading over the summer. He loves Harry Potter, so this is a good match. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/17/2013

    " Always a pleasure to read Jones. Not the best as far as plot goes, but still fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne | 12/15/2013

    " This book was amazing. I just finished, and I didn't want it to end because I became so attached to the characters. Diana Wynn Jones is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her books are always exciting, fun, and there's always some mystery involved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Anderson | 12/12/2013

    " If you like Chrestomanci, you have to read this. Christopher is in top shape, and it's just too much fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priya Chand | 12/1/2013

    " First person confused the hell out of me so much, I don't think I enjoyed it as much as I should have. Will have to reread. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 11/24/2013

    " One of the Chrestomanci books. I usually find everything by Diana Wynne Jones utterly delightful, and the Chrestomanci series did not disappoint. These books were definitely written for children, however. They are not quite at the level of Howl's Moving Castle but well worth reading nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maho | 11/4/2013

    " Gripping from the very first pages, it gradually picks up the pace to turn into a real roller coaster near the end. Owing to memorable characters, Conrad's Fate easily became one of my favorite books by Diana Wynne Jones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celia Powell | 10/30/2013

    " As I have found to be the case with Diana Wynne Jones' later books, Conrad's Fate is a little scatty and distracted and rushed. And yet it has Chrestomanci in it (young Christopher, searching for a lost Millie), and is amusing and vibrant, and I enjoyed listening to it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth A. | 10/3/2013

    " One thing I noticed was that this book didn't have the disjointed feel of some of Wynne Jones' books. The story was told from Conrad's POV and he was a good, clear narrator. And an interesting character. The story was fairly complex without being too deep. It was interesting and lots of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ooree | 5/25/2013

    " i just finished the series AWESOME!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremiah | 12/27/2012

    " The Chrestomanci books are fun books of magic that form an ingenious series. These books make quite the interesting magic based infinite worlds purview. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maham | 10/18/2012

    " lllooooved it! loved the young version of chrestomanci and milli. loved the story and the magic of probability and the setting and everything "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melynna | 12/12/2011

    " I liked this one very much. Great characters, story, etc. Jones has a habit of starting off slow and picking up speed; I generally have to give her books 20-50 pages to snag me in. Once I reach that point I often don't want to put it down until it's done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie . | 11/29/2011

    " I'm not sure if I'm remembering which one this one is. But given that I love all of her books, I'm sure I liked this one, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 9/19/2011

    " My second favorite in the Chrestomanci series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 8/18/2011

    " One of my favourites in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Featherheart | 8/1/2011

    " I don't even really remember what happened in this book, except that I liked the other Chrestomanci novels better and it seemed like they just stuck the enchanter in to make it a chrestomanci novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Rutherford | 3/23/2011

    " More good stuff from DWJ's Chrestomanci series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 4/8/2010

    " Another wonderful book about the Chrestomanci! This one gives us the opportunity to learn more about Series Seven and also delves further into the concept of possibilities and probabilities. It also gives additional information about characters from previous books. Very enjoyable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 4/2/2010

    " More like a three and a half than a four. A pretty good read but didn't always have the charm that I'd found in prior volumes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 9/6/2008

    " I think I liked this addition to the Chrestomanci books best of all. Conrad's Fate was hilarious, and it was good to see Cat a bit more grown up in The Pinhoe Egg. He even meets a girl I assume will be the next Millie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Izlinda | 7/22/2008

    " I far preferred "The Pinhoe Egg" to "Conrad's Fate." "

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About the Author
Author Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) was an internationally bestselling British fantasy author. Although she was best known for her children’s books, Jones wrote anthologies, short stories, and nonfiction works for both children and adults. She has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, the Guardian Award for Children’s Books, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award; she has also been a runner-up for the British Carnegie Medal twice. A number of her novels have been adapted into movies, both for the big screen and for television. Her book Howl’s Moving Castle was made into a Japanese animated movie by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Among her most well-known works are the Chrestomanci series, the Derkholm series, and The Tough Guide to Fantasyland, which won the Hugo Award for Nonfiction. Jones lived in Bristol, England.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.