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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Holly Black Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9780804122917
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A doll that may be haunted leads three friends on a thrilling adventure in this delightfully creepy novel from the New York Times bestselling cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. But they are in middle school now. Zach’s father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares she’s been having dreams about the Queen—and the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.

Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queen’s ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A little bit scary and full of heart, this story grabbed me and wouldn’t let go.”

    Rebecca Stead, Newbery Award winning author of When You Reach Me

  • “Nobody does spooky like Holly Black. Doll Bones is a book that will make you sleep with the lights on.”

    Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

  • “Tightly focused, realistic tale—bladed with a hint of fairy-tale darkness…Stories about the importance of stories…don’t come much more forthright and affecting than this one.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Every encounter redraws the blurry lines between childishness and maturity, truth and lies, secrecy and honesty, magic and madness. Spooky, melancholy, elegiac and ultimately hopeful; a small gem.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of the 2014 Mythopoeic Award
  • A 2014 Newbery Honor Book
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About the Author
Author Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. She is best known for writing the Spiderwick Chronicles, a series of fantasy books for children; all of the books were adapted into a major motion picture in 2008. Her first novel, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002. Her novella, The Wrath of Mulgarath reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list in 2004. She is also a frequent contributor and editor to a number of anthologies, including Geektastic, Zombies vs. Unicorns, and Bordertown. A graudate of the College of New Jersey, Black lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.