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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (937 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Horowitz Narrator: Grace Nickolas Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN:
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When David is expelled from Beton College, his parents don't know what to do with him, until the mysterious letter arrives from Groosham Grange. This school is miles away from anywhere, has one day's holiday a year, and sounds like an awful place to send a child. His parents think this could be the answer to their problems, but it is actually the start of them. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riona Daly | 2/16/2014

    " I thought this book was very captivating and intriguing as it was focused around David Eliot's disappointing schooling experiences that led him to a paranormal world. After getting expelled for poor conduct he is offered a place at Groosham Grange, however this proposal was not by coincidence. On route to his new school, he befriends Jill and Jeffrey and through their discussion it seems that they had each received a letter with differing information to portray this school ideally for their parents. The experience of getting to Groosham Grange was a terrifying and eye opening journey for each child. Upon arrival, they had a pact made to stick together in order to escape. Their fears increased rapidly when they met their teachers, none of which seemed ordinary and after different discoveries their alarm escalated that things were not normal in the school. Through several incidents, findings, ease droppings, Jill and David plotted their escape for help as they knew they were in a place where everything was abnormal. However, on all attempts they failed and on their 13th birthdays, they were converted to the magical side at Groosham Grange. This book would be best suited to children age nine and up. It uses simple and informative language which engages the reader and sets the finish of each chapter with the suspense of wanting to continue. It would be a very appropriate book to aid in creative writing as the story is very imaginative through unusual events and unique characters. It is based around a school which will allow children to relate to it easily, therefore engaging their attention. I find that portraying the main friendship of the book as male/female is excellent to focus in on gender dimensions as primary school children are often male versus female but this book challenges that idealogy. "

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

    " This is a great little story. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you should definitely read this book. I think you'd be surprised to find that Rowling stole a lot of her ideas from this book, which was written 10 years before The Sorcerer's Stone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 2/5/2014

    " This book is great fun. It has every horror cliche and some off kilter nods to Harry Potter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/24/2014

    " Odd jokes, with parents being skewered by kitchen knives as no big deal and the main character just caves at the end and joins the "bad guys". Not sure what kind of lesson this is supposed to give but I wasn't impressed. I expected really spooky and got campy instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Heywood | 1/16/2014

    " Liked the plot. Some of the humor, especially when it came to his parents, was a little dark and morbid, but I liked the story all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/9/2014

    " This is Anthony Horowitz doing horror and the story is genuinely creepy! The wit is very British and somewhat over the top but thoroughly enjoyable. I just realized that there's a sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Au | 1/6/2014

    " Completely different style from the Alex Rider series. Wacky, over-the-top -- not really scary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 12/30/2013

    " I must have been 10 or so when I read this book and I think that's the perfect age. This story could be compared to the themes of the Harry Potter series but it's a little darker. However, as a lot of adults enjoy Potter, this is clearly a children-only book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie | 12/10/2013

    " A really good book, the first book where I read about vampires, awesome and I love the whole mystery... awesome for kids ... It is still in my collection and it always going to stay there "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 11/23/2013

    " This was an okay book. It was short enough that it didn't take very long for the plot to come to a head but it was interesting enough to keep you entertained the entire time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/17/2013

    " Did not love, but finished it. Did not let kids read it, too freaky "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 i_am_the_book_lord | 7/1/2013

    " i didnt like the ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 6/26/2013

    " If you liked Harry Potter, you'll like this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 6/5/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's very surreal and entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/25/2013

    " Truly groosham. Lots of corny jokes. A great read for children. It's not my favourite Anthony Horowitz though. I prefer the Diamond Brothers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tsing Lin | 5/7/2013

    " The ending was okay but I thought this book i sreally great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misha | 2/17/2013

    " SCAAAAAAAAAAAAARYY "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarahinparis | 11/5/2012

    " So far? That reading young adult fiction in French is as easy as reading literature in English for me. I wish adult literature in French was this easy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbey | 8/17/2012

    " When I read this I couldn't put it down "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pamela Saylor | 7/11/2012

    " What do you call that. It all of a sudden got good with only about 5 pages left "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lena | 3/28/2012

    " An enjoyable story, interesting main character, not your usual sort of protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colby | 6/16/2011

    " I would have liked the series much better when I was younger. Still, it's fun and whimsical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/30/2011

    " Soren said this was not as exciting as #1. "

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

    " Entertaining, quick read; finished in two hours. Nice little twist at the ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milena | 12/4/2010

    " Better than its predecessor, darker. Horowitz pushed his protagonist far and it's quite rare in a children's book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/16/2009

    " Better than the first book, but nowhere near as good as any of Horowitz's other series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 4/13/2009

    " Sequel to Groosham Grange...but I guess the title gives that away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LauLau' | 11/19/2007

    " I really enjoyed reading this because it such a great thing to read!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mushroom | 10/24/2007

    " some funny bits, but overall not even as good as the first book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Parisa | 3/20/2007

    " I don't understand. I thought Groosham Grange was written by another writer that i read years ago... "

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About the Author
Author Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the international bestseller The House of Silk and the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider series for young adults. As a television screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War, both of which were featured on PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery. He regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in January 2014 he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature. He lives in London.