Extended Audio Sample

Download Moonheart Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Moonheart Audiobook, by Charles de Lint Click for printable size audiobook cover
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,038 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles de Lint Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Moonheart Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781455193950
Regular Price: $31.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $15.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

When Sara and Jamie discovered the artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim, distant place, a world of misty forests, ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards … and restless evil.

Now, with their friends and enemies alike—Blue, the biker; Keiran, the folk musician; the Inspector from the RCMP; and the mysterious Tom Hengyr—Sara and Jamie are drawn into this enchanted land through the portals of a sprawling downtown edifice that straddles two worlds.

From ancient Wales to the streets of present-day Ottawa, Moonheart entrances listeners with its tale of this world and the one at the very edge of sight. A tale of music, motorcycles, and fey folk beyond the shadows of the moon, Moonheart is pure magic.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BLAK_002725

Quotes & Awards

  • “An ambitious hybrid…De Lint sustains his balance between ordinary reality and legend with skill.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “Charles de Lint has enjoyed a reputation as one of the world's leading fantasists, thanks largely to his enchanting 1984 novel Moonheart.”

    Star (Toronto)

  • “He shows that, far from being mere escapism, contemporary fantasy can be the deep mythic literature of our time.”

    Fantasy and Science Fiction

  • Moonheart…has elements of urban fantasy, strong underpinnings of Native American and Celtic mythology, and more than a hint of The X-Files-type government conspiracy…Paul Michael Garcia did a very nice job with the reading…his narration added an appropriate gravitas to the more mythopoeic elements of the story.”

    SFsite.com

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louella Mahabir | 2/18/2014

    " I've had better Charles de Lint but that's because I read him backward. He gets better with age and this is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 2/10/2014

    " I have no recollection of how I came to Canadian sci-fi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josie | 2/9/2014

    " This is probably the earliest one of de Lint's books that I've read, and though it's certainly good, it really can't compare with the later Newford works. The emphasis on the police and pre-X-Files style of paranormal investigation was a bit at odds with the way I have come to learn the world works for de Lint's books, but it wasn't too distracting. I found the introduction to time travel a bit too sudden and confusing, and de Lint's comfort level with the native culture in the Otherworld isn't very strong, either. But I definitely liked the Tamson House, and am looking forward to reading the next book about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Ann | 1/20/2014

    " One of my most favorite books EVER !! One of the best that Charles has ever written. A very good example of the Urban Fairy Tale Genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/16/2014

    " De Lint's books are hits or misses for me. This one has been a fav for several years. I love how he weaves the Indian mythology into everyday life to create a new world to explore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kjirsten | 1/6/2014

    " Loved the different mythologies used in this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 11/26/2013

    " I love the idea of certain places, like a strange old house, holding secrets that we have just plain forgotten in our mad dash to industrialzation. Magics, peoples, and stories that lay just beyond the edge of what we accept as "real" simply because we don't look. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kessa | 11/26/2013

    " Probably my all time favorite book. Urban fantasy before the term was even 'cool'. A mix of Celtic and Native American mythology mixed in with some good, old-fashioned life wisdom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 11/4/2013

    " Charles de Lint's writing always gives an excellent read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 10/10/2013

    " I Think this book was my first intro to fantasy novels. This was my Harry Potter in a way. Charles de Lint still rates as one of my all time fave suthors "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Elwood | 10/7/2013

    " Loved it! My introduction to Charles de Lint many years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Mchugh | 7/26/2013

    " What a wonderful book, loved it from cover to cover! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simone Yemm | 6/1/2013

    " These books are fantasy but with a real Celtic touch to them. I found them very picturesque and enchanting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 4/21/2013

    " I am a huge fan of De Lint's, and I liked this book immensely when it first came out, reading it multiple times along with the sequel. However, as other reviewers have pointed out, there are later works which showcase De Lint's talents and voice much better... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 11/26/2012

    " Ok, but in need of editing. Cut out 100 or 200 pages, and it could have been a really good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 9/6/2012

    " Really exciting modern fantasy. Scared the crap out of me at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Melbie | 8/26/2012

    " Yes! Finally, I've read a de Lint! Fantastic stuff. . . where to next? --From A Reader's Journal, by d r melbie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teacherhuman | 1/29/2012

    " Another sweet, brilliant read. de Lint is amazing, as always "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zandro Martinez | 11/14/2011

    " 1st book from this author that got me hooked to reading more of his works "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra S | 11/3/2011

    " Early deLint. Not sure if it is part of a series. Great read for fans of fantasy with an urban twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Campbell | 6/6/2011

    " I still love fairy tales. Charles De Lint is a great world-maker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 5/1/2011

    " I still love fairy tales. Charles De Lint is a great world-maker. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 3/22/2011

    " Ok, but in need of editing. Cut out 100 or 200 pages, and it could have been a really good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/7/2011

    " one of my all time favorites ... a must read for fantasy buffs.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 1/7/2011

    " This book had the potential to be a true epic, but I found to to be lacking in climax and a bit too sentimental without backing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 12/10/2010

    " I'm clearly in the minority here, but "Moonheart" didn't grab me at all. Adequately written and uninspired, my lone foray into de Lint was an unexpected yawner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/6/2010

    " Yes! Finally, I've read a de Lint! Fantastic stuff. . . where to next? --From A Reader's Journal, by d r melbie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 11/9/2010

    " This is one of the books I use to introduce people to De Lint.
    Wonderful, multi-dimensional adventure.
    Good guys, bad guys, and internal conflict takent to the extreme.
    Love, hope, fear and death.
    WHat more could you ask for? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louella | 10/26/2010

    " I've had better Charles de Lint but that's because I read him backward. He gets better with age and this is good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bayandur | 10/5/2010

    " Not considering some lack of writing ethics, which was almost certainly caused by his lack of writing experience at that moment, this work is brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 8/30/2010

    " Combines Native American with elfin lore for an amazing story.

    This one turned me on to Charles de Lint. Thank you god. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint has helped to popularize the genres of urban fantasy and mythic fiction and has earned a devoted following and critical acclaim as a master of contemporary magical fiction in the tradition of storytellers like John Crowley, Jonathan Carroll, Alice Hoffman, Ray Bradbury, and Isabel Allende. Many of his novels, including  Dreams Underfoot, Memory and Dream, The Onion Girl, and Widdershins are set in the mythical North American city of Newford. He and his wife, artist MaryAnn Harris, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael Garcia, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and former company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, received his classical training in theater from Southern Oregon University, where he worked as an actor, director, and designer.