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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Nimmo Narrator: Simon Russell Beale Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Children of the Red King Series Release Date: April 2003 ISBN: 9780807216644
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What's happening to Charlie Bone?

Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs. But his horrible aunts are delighted – it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend the Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.

Book One in The Children of the Red King series! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 2/11/2014

    " A little like Harry Potter, not as much detail, but a easir read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorelle | 2/10/2014

    " Great series they just keep getting fatter every year (well read) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 2/4/2014

    " Rich loaned this series to me after Harry Potter #7 came out. I found them to be extremely derivative, mostly from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Harry Potter. The story felt very manufactured, rather than inspired. I powered through six, or so, although I think there are more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Gibbs | 2/3/2014

    " I feel as though the author read the Harry Potter books and then decided to write something similar for a slightly younger age group. I expect middle school children would really enjoy these books. Charlie is a young boy whose father died when he was very little. His father came from a magically gifted family, and when Charlie suddenly discovers he has a magic power, he is moved to a new school for special students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Grove | 1/26/2014

    " Read in like 4th grade, and I hardly remember it. There was some girl who could control weather though, and I thought she was cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Michael | 1/26/2014

    " Great, fabulous, and absolutely extraordinary. One of the best series I've ever encountered. Nimmo knows his stuff when it comes to creating another world of imagination. First Installment of The Children of the Red King. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob | 1/25/2014

    " This was a fun story but it started too slow and was generally poorly told. I will listen to all the books in the series but I am hoping it will improve "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deannabaltimore | 1/19/2014

    " it was vvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy interesting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Roberts | 1/19/2014

    " While the marketers are clearly trying to conjure up another Harry Potter-like series, this one doesn't even come close in story-line, ingenuity or complexity...but still, a charming read directed more toward just children...I will attempt the next installment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 1/15/2014

    " Currently reading this book. It is good so far and getting very exciting along the way. Similar to Harry Potter, only with supernatural powers, versus magic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zaira | 12/28/2013

    " I like this books quite a bit, reminds me of Harry Potter though there a lot of variations of the plot. Charlie is a very interesting character and I especially like the change in POV between the other characters. The ending was excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 12/25/2013

    " It went a little slow for my taste, but the ideas in the book show potential. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 12/19/2013

    " I definatley reccomend it! Was a really good book but not my favorite :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.A. Hunter | 12/14/2013

    " I want to read the next in the series. Can any better compliment be given? I am intrigued by Charlie's family and the Red King and want to know more. I will read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hatice | 12/13/2013

    " It was a great book, so mysterious. I love the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 11/30/2013

    " Kind of a second hand Harry Potter, but still a pretty good series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abe | 11/22/2013

    " Awesome kids with awesome powers trying to defeat the evil school that keeps trying to get them to use their powers for bad. Over all awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Fischer Fischer | 9/27/2013

    " A fun story. Kind of like Harry Potter (although not as rich in my opinion). Mystery and fantasy come together and the best part is that it's a series so kids have more to look forward to. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia | 6/24/2013

    " i loved this book so much that i got ubsested and had to read all of them i stoped at the 4th. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanette McCulloh | 6/4/2013

    " This book was recommended as sort of like Harry Potter. It isn't written quite as well, but may be a good starter book for younger children. Very predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 4/26/2013

    " This was an enjoyable book. I couldn't wait to find out what happens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 12/24/2012

    " this book is the best , im reading it now/ i learned about the way his family has some powers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Maynor | 12/24/2012

    " I love the Charlie Bone series. If you loved Harry Potter, you will love this series. It's sort of similar to Harry Potter books but different enough as well. Very well written series. I've read them all twice. The first time I couldn't put them down until I was done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie | 10/29/2012

    " This was a great book!! I read it a while ago and after I finished it I started reading the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaleh | 9/4/2012

    " This book had the perfect balance of words, not too wordy, simple, easy to read, and yet descriptive. However, I think the story-line could have been better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (;Alicia™ღA constant game of Russian Roulette | 9/3/2012

    " I think this book is kinda odd. It has a very good plot. It is very compelling and very original. Nothing i would have ever dreamed of thinking of. lol "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roshni | 5/6/2012

    " Ok book, wasn't very impressed by it, but good for a late-elementary read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. Atterberry | 3/19/2012

    " If you like Harry Potter, then you might like this series. Midnight for Charlie Bone starts out a little slowly but the action picks up towards the end. The other books in the series move a little more quickly. This is one of my favorite series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 2/22/2012

    " I was completely satisfied with this book! I really enjoyed the idea of the whole plot. Although some descriptions became a little repetitive, still a very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 11/21/2011

    " Letting #1 represent the whole series again. Love this series. "

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

    " MUCH more like Harry Potter -- although I like the Canadian cover a LOT better ... this one's kind of creepy. "

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

    " I got this for Josh since he enjoyed reading all the Harry Potter books last year. He is in a sports book phase now so he wasn't into it, but Zach and I read it and liked it. "

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

    " who knew aunts could be so evil and what in the world is he doing at bloors.what was he thinking? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 5/5/2011

    " A wonderful book! great for ages 8-12! Search no more for the latest Harry Potter because Charlie Bone is here with his strange gift and powerful friends to save the day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/4/2011

    " James and I listened to this one together. It reminded us a good bit of Harry Potter, but is different enough to grab our interest as a series. Will definitely look for the sequels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keenan | 4/22/2011

    " This book is the book that made me want to read. Before this book reading was a punishment! But i am so grateful for this book for making me adore reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 4/14/2011

    " I love the Charlie Bone series. If you loved Harry Potter, you will love this series. It's sort of similar to Harry Potter books but different enough as well. Very well written series. I've read them all twice. The first time I couldn't put them down until I was done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 4/9/2011

    " Read this one with Liam and we both loved it. A great set of books for young boys...got my child reading and I enjoyed it too. Win-win! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kutubukuindonesia | 4/9/2011

    " nice book..charlie must happy cause have great advanture. but 1 question.. why he want save the baby first. not his father? anyone know? "

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About the Author
Author Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Charlie Bone series as well as Griffin’s Castle, The Dragon’s Child, and the award-winning Magician Trilogy. Several of her books have been awarded and short-listed for the Smarties Prize, the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award. She lives with her husband in an old mill in Wales.

About the Narrator

Simon Russell Beale is an award-winning stage actor and recipient of numerous accolades, including the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor and the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He is an associate of the National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre in London and an associate artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company.