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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sally Gardner Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9780307284204
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It is night, and I have lit the first of seven candles to write my story by. My name is Coriander Hobie, and I have a great many things to tell–of silver shoes that tempted me and an alligator most rare; of London, the home of my childhood, and another, stranger land, one that I thought only existed in dreams; and of an ebony box whose treasure only now am I beginning to understand. The box was once my mother’s, but its secrets were meant for me.
This being my story and a fairy tale besides, I will start once upon a time . . . Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A first-time British novelist coats England’s turbulent Commonwealth era with a layer of magic, in this stunning story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An absorbing, picturesque tale.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A page turner unlike any other.”

    Children’s Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 2/19/2014

    " Except for the action scenes, which tend to be weak, the writing is beautiful and the story compelling. The plot might be a bit confusing for younger readers. Liked the historical aspect--a period of English history not often referenced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lcosgrove | 2/9/2014

    " Breathtakingly amazing! From cover to cover, this book will haunt you long after you finish. One of my favorite reads! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charienne Layson | 2/5/2014

    " one of the best books I've read i was hooked to it and I loved the gigantic twist at the end but if you look at it in a different way its kind of hard for Coriander to adjust to the new life because of the sudden changes in her age "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda O'Shea | 2/2/2014

    " This is a spellbinding, beautifully written story that had me fully engaged from the start. The characters, plot and setting were amazingly well crafted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paulie | 2/1/2014

    " Sally Gardner managed to weave for me one of the most beautiful and intricate tales i have ever read . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/29/2014

    " This book was mysterious and gripping from the start. An interesting weave of fantasy, fairy story and English history. Coriander is a fierce heroine who is easy to root for. She has to grow up unusually fast, living in two worlds in which time passes at disparate speeds. A caution: The brutality is brutal, and younger readers may be asking 'what's a trollop?' so, be ready. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/26/2014

    " Very cute little book. Although it is really for a younger audience, I loved the accurate historical detail interwoven with a fairy tale. Coriander is a wonderful character I will for sure be introducing to my daughter when she is at this reading level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Writerchic | 1/12/2014

    " I, Coriander is one of my absolute favorite books!!!!!!!!!! It is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! everyone should definitly read it. "

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

    " i'm not sure what i thought of this book. i didn't love it, but someone else might. usually i read young readers for a quick escape and the beginning held the promise of a great escape, but i ended up skimming some of the chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/10/2013

    " Coriander moves between two worlds and has an effect on each. In the meantime, we get a particular view of the history of Cromwell, Charles I and II, and life in England at the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/19/2013

    " I thought this book was a piece of historical fiction so I was a little surprised when it turned out to be a fairy tale, but I loved it. The characters have depth and realness that give the story plausibility. A great coming of age story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 4/20/2013

    " I loved this book. I got completely pulled into Coriander's world and really enjoyed the imagery. The plot was interesting and original and I really felt for Coriander's plight. A great reading experience for adults as well as children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 12/3/2012

    " I absolutely loved this book I have read it 5 times!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 4/6/2012

    " Charming and magical, this is a beautiful historical fairy-tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 3/29/2012

    " Good story but I was unimpressed by the writing itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 12/27/2011

    " Re-read; first read summer 2007? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renae M. | 11/14/2011

    " A very interesting historical fantasy, though at the time I don't think I managed to understand it all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sidney | 10/16/2011

    " I loved this book! I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 7/7/2011

    " i absolutely love this book!!! It's my favorite book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janell | 5/20/2011

    " This book is definitely a book that I've read about a gazillion times! I love this book, and I hope you can find the time to read it too! :) <3333 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/14/2011

    " History and fantasy combine in a 17th-century London setting. Highly enjoyable reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Richard (Rick) | 5/11/2011

    " Well, I only got through the first CD of this one. It just didn't grip me, and I had other things I wanted to read that were more interesting. Life is short! This is probably an ok book, but it started pretty slow. Has any of my friends read it, and does it get better? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie | 5/3/2011

    " This book is absolutely amazing. Well done Sally Gardener! I wish there was a sequel or a prequel, cause I would definitely read them/it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 5/1/2011

    " I think it is probably a YA book, but the story is good - it's a fairy tale of sorts. It is set in England at the end of Cromwell's "rule" when cunning women were not always looked upon favorably. It's a Cinderella-esque tale. "

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

    " Very interesting heroine and a time period, Cromwell's England, that we don't hear much about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annika | 3/26/2011

    " an okey book.
    i din't like the beginning at all, but the further i read the more exciting it got.
    so, in the ending i couldn't put the book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krystal | 3/25/2011

    " I loved how magical Sally made this story, I felt like a little kid again when reading it and how much wonder the world held for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/9/2011

    " Really lovely book. Completely enjoyed reading it. rating 4.5/5 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maia | 3/3/2011

    " The timeless magic speaks to me. I almost loved it more when I finishing it the third time... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 2/16/2011

    " This book is a bit confusing at first, but then it got a little better.
    If you like sad books this is for you.
    "

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