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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,076 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Pullman Narrator: A Full Cast, Jo Thurley Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It’s All Souls’ Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He’s headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan: he’ll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their uncle and his oily henchmen to escape their dreadful fate? From the award-winning author of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife comes a spooky, funny thriller just right for those middle-grade readers looking for horror and humor.

In the mountains of Switzerland the wicked Count Karlstein plots to abandon his two orphaned nieces in a hunting lodge as prey for the Demon Huntsman and his ghostly hounds.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Readers young and old will revel in every angle, twist, and turn of this breathlessly paced, very funny page-turner.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Dashing, sparkling and wildly over-the-top fun.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alisa | 2/19/2014

    " not my favorite philip pullman. he's usually so much more. a silly, scary, modern folktale. a little of madden's careful, a lot of the wild hunt. maybe not silly enough? maybe not enough wordplay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Primadonna | 2/3/2014

    " At first it seems like a regular, fantasy, horror story. But of course, with Philip Pullman, it won't be so. I really love the twist, it makes the story so interesting and fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Hannah | 1/18/2014

    " In the intro, Pullman says that he wrote this as a school play for his students, and I can see how it would be a hilarious thrilling production. Unfortunately, the novel form of the story is rather tedious and predictable...I had to force myself to continue reading, and I found that enjoyed it much more when visualizing it in play form. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Thebruce1314 | 1/6/2014

    " This book had potential...I loved the Lockheart books and His Dark Materials, but I just didn't find this attempt at a gothic fairytale either suspenseful enough or particularly interesting. The middle section, told in different voices, was clever and sometimes amusing, but not redeeming enough. Maybe I would have enjoyed this more when I was a little younger, but for now I'm sticking with my rating. "

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