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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (57,746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Wynne Jones Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle is by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones amd was transformed into an Academy Award nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari Stacy | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this fairy tale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bianca Aguirre | 2/10/2014

    " this story was amazing! I love both the book and the movie, even if it's alittle diffrent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ming Siu | 2/2/2014

    " While charming enough, this tale never really grabbed my attention the way others might. In fact, my edition had excerpts of some of her other books, and I found those more captivating. I found the characters here rather thin, and the plot rather slow and episodic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katarina Lyberg | 1/14/2014

    " My absolute Favorit book when I was like 13. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nishana | 1/12/2014

    " Sort of boring. Alot of arguing and bickering between Sophie, Wizard Howl, and Calcifer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Herdi Naufal | 11/22/2013

    " Novel yang keren, baca ini waktu awal-awal kuliah. Sudah diadaptasi oleh Studio Ghibli menjadi film animasi dengan judul yang sama. Dan keduanya bener2 bagus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anji | 8/16/2013

    " Wonderful, magical, quirky and action packed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Nikkinen | 7/30/2013

    " As I had seen the movie version first, I could expect the book would be great and surely wasn't disappointed! It was pretty captivating so it only took me a few days to finish the book as I couldn't just put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Grayson | 4/18/2013

    " Absolutely love this book. My favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 4/15/2013

    " A fun, easy read. I probably wouldn't have finished it if not for the movie however :/ Also...they ending's rubbish. :/ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janette | 1/16/2013

    " Was an enjoyable read saw the movie too liked both but the book had more character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sintija Valucka | 1/1/2013

    " Amazing book! :) Love it very much! ^_^ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Cameron | 11/22/2012

    " I've loved DWJ since I was ten, and I really enjoyed this one - fast paced, imaginative and charming. I haven't seen the animated film yet but I can see why the story appealed to Miyazaki. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carfig | 9/8/2012

    " Love DWJ--great writing all around. And the movie is NOT TO MISS! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia P | 7/26/2012

    " Although the premises and "magic" part of the story is typical, the characters are NOT. The hero is not brave, vain, and unromantic. Even then, the protagonist, Sophie, never depends on Howl to get out of situations. This book is beautifully unconventional, and uses riveting imagery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marieke | 6/12/2012

    " Lovely 'modernday' fairy tale, with a good romance to boot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cam Tu | 4/6/2012

    " Movie was better than the book. I guess my imagination just can't match those of Hayao Mizayaki's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francesca.madeline | 1/3/2012

    " One of my favorite books of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice (the_red1) | 10/1/2011

    " Liked the book, absolutely LOVED the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Bruzdowski | 9/4/2011

    " It seemed like it started slow, but everything really ties together. Great book, fun ending, I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 5/22/2011

    " Delightful for all ages! Reminds me a bit of the continuing adventures in Oz..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jelimo | 5/21/2011

    " i loved the way sofie hid her identity the whole way through and the end was a shocker "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 5/17/2011

    " An all-time fave! Love every line of this book! An amazing, hilarious, clever and fantastic read. Howl might be my all time favorite book hero.

    This irreverent yet spot-on fairytale adventure is a total delight to read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/11/2011

    " One of my favorite books, movie is great as well. It's a different style and has a new, refreshing story to offer. Well written, a fairly quick read too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juhee.s | 5/10/2011

    " I love this book its my favourite there is also a movie and i love it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 5/9/2011

    " A funny good humored story I highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vim | 5/9/2011

    " Finally read it. "Aww" ending. I understand now why I have some friends fangirling over Howl. Surprised to find the Ghibli production veers off. Will try to watch it anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 5/8/2011

    " I love how Jones plays with fairy-tale tropes, weaving together an unusual and beautiful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amary | 5/6/2011

    " It's awesome the way that describes all the situations and the magic world. Also I think that she had combined the real world with the magic one it's just perfect.
    When you see the movie after you had read the book makes the experiencie a thing from another world.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 5/6/2011

    " A fun, quick read and yet I am still thinking it over after I finished it. Likable characters and the humor and plot mystery kept me reading. I passed it on to my 9 year old this morning, and he is almost finished. Thumbs up from him as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 5/4/2011

    " This was a fun fantasy read. The main characters were feisty and likable. It got a little slow in the middle for me. But, all in all, it was a good book that I will recommend to my girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 5/4/2011

    " This is a favorite--a read-again book, for sure. "

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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

Jenny Sterlin, winner of eight Earphones Awards, has more than seventy audio titles to her credit, including Laurie R. King’s popular Sherlock Holmes / Mary Russell series. Before beginning her narration career, she helped found England’s experimental Living Theatre.