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Download Greenwitch: Book 3 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Cooper Narrator: Alex Jennings Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN:
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Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.

Their search for the grail sets into motion a series of disturbing, sometimes dangerous events that, at their climax, bring forth a gift that, for a time at least, will keep the Dark from rising. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/19/2014

    " What an exciting series! Adventure, enduring, and spellbinding! Wait, for Greenwitch. I re-read this first book and decided that I should have rated this series higher. I find the details, history, characters, plots, quests, truths, adventures as fascinating and great as the Harry Potter series which indeed calls for a maze of impossible imagination and creativity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 2/15/2014

    " First of all, this was way too short. Not enough. The Dark was inchoate, poorly formed, and the Light was hazy at best. The plot wasn't much, the Greenwitch not enough... but still, there was a lot here to like. The writing is lovely, the tensions between characters totally believable, and the ending quite satisfying. It's just that it's not The Dark Is Rising, that's all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sinho | 2/14/2014

    " This book was very nice, a change from the usual Light versus Dark. This time, fate was in the hands of Wild Magic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/13/2014

    " Y'know, I rather liked this. A lot more than I thought I would, anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ma'lis Wendt | 1/31/2014

    " Susan Cooper just won the Margaret Edwards Award from YALSA for the Dark is Rising sequence. So I'm going back and rereading them. They still hold my attention and are great fantasy books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Minh | 1/19/2014

    " Finally the meeting of our intrepid trio and my favourite character - Will Stanton. All of the joys and pettiness that come from pre-teen children with a battle against the dark thrown into the mix. "

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

    " I have the best memories of hiding underneath my blankets with a torch, reading the Dark is Rising series. I recently picked it up again, and this series has not aged at all. Sure, there are no cell phones, and they talk about listening to cassettes and whatnot, but besides that... "

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

    " I really liked this one!! The story fell in to place for me now! I'm wondering if too much time had passed between reading the first book and the reading of the second. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/27/2013

    " I found this book less frightening than "The Dark is Rising", although it probably won't make much sense unless you've already read the first two books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ros | 12/25/2013

    " The sea, Cornwall, and magic - aaah, what a wonderful combination! Add to that a novel written by Susan Cooper...is it any wonder nobody can wrest away my attention? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janell | 5/8/2013

    " This is my favorite so far! Although the story is simple, the characters from the two previous books merge together in the continuing fight against The Dark. The plot was intriguing and everything seemed to come together as the book progressed. Couldn't put this one down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/28/2013

    " This book (and basically the whole series) should have been right up my alley, usually I really enjoy award winning YA fantasy, but something about it didn't really grip me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/17/2013

    " I liked this one slightly more than the others, but my very limited interest was flagging hard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 3/2/2013

    " So this is the third book in the series, where the characters of the first and second books finally meet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Wright | 8/15/2012

    " Slow start. Last 50 pages were good but the first 2/3 I couldn't wait to finish. Nowhere near as good as the first two in the series but fun to see Will and the kids brought together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 4/16/2012

    " I'm always surprised when I re-read this how dark and sort of frightening it is. The Greenwitch character is nuts. The continuing battle of the Light and the Dark, though, is wonderfully woven with lessons of kindness alongside the brutal blankness of the Greater Good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starfish | 2/25/2012

    " Every time I read this series, I come away having noticed more, and with an admiration for Susan Cooper that I really can't express. I am up past my bedtime, and all gleeful and excited, full of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 2/15/2012

    " The second ("Over Sea Under Stone" has never really counted as the true beginning of the series for me) in Cooper's wonderful "Dark Is Rising" sequence is a quick, exciting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 10/30/2011

    " Characters from books 1 and 2 of this series get together to solve another mystery. Each has his/her own part to play in this great struggle between Dark and Light. Recommended reading for emergent readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/1/2011

    " Again a wild adventure and more discoveries made in the ancient land near Stone Henge. Throughout the series Stone Henge seems to be a gateway to the other ancient magical times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cjpeffer | 7/13/2011

    " Love this series! I am listening to it this time and I enjoy the narrator immensely. Wonderful British accent that makes the books come alive! "

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

    " This time our young heroes from the first book meet up with our young hero from the second book to embark on the third step of the quest and unlock the secret of the greenwitch and keep the dark from rising. I'm really enjoying this series and looking forward to reading the next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 4/29/2011

    " Another YA fantasy classic I reread on a regular basis. Susan Cooper's books are dark, lyrical, unforgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 4/23/2011

    " I remember loving this series as a kid — dark, haunting, exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 3/24/2011

    " One of my first favorite fantasy books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/20/2011

    " These are children's books, but still some of the best I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Farmgirl | 3/16/2011

    " Classic. Should be better known. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 2/20/2011

    " I like this series, both for mysef and for students. It has the classic dilemma of good vs evil and ties in legends of King Arthur, and the Green Witch in an adventure that catches the reader's attention quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 2/9/2011

    " A very good series. Loved it. "

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

    " I remember loving these as a child, and found them to be much darker than I had remembered upon reading them as an adult. Epic battle between good and evil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/26/2011

    " A must for every fantasy library! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qing | 1/14/2011

    " It draws on the King Arthur/Holy Grail thing. Pretty interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 1/6/2011

    " Just as good as when I first read it. I hope some kids who saw the craptacular movie will check out the books and find out what they missed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kusanar | 1/4/2011

    " An AMAZING series! A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ara133photography | 12/29/2010

    " LOVED. Her descriptions are wonderful, I loved the settings & characters. Fast-paced yet she gives you time through the descriptions to actually develop an idea of where you are to really be able to experience things as the characters do. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor and has sold millions of copies worldwide. She is also the author of Victory, a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth book and a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel; King of Shadows, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book; The Boggart; Seaward; and many other acclaimed novels for young readers. She lives in Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Alex Jennings is an award-winning narrator and actor of stage and screen. He has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been named a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Literary Fiction Narration. As an actor, he enjoyed a highly successful run at the Old Vic in Too Clever by Half, for which he won an Olivier Award, the Drama Magazine Award, and the Plays and Players Award for Actor of the Year. He has also won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Peer Gynt. Among his numerous television credits are Inspector Alleyn, Hard Times, and the lead role in Bad Blood.